What does dismiss mean?

Definitions for dismiss
dɪsˈmɪsdis·miss

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dismiss.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  2. dismiss, throw out(verb)

    cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

    "This case is dismissed!"

  3. dismiss, send packing, send away, drop(verb)

    stop associating with

    "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

  4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

  5. dismiss, usher out(verb)

    end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave

    "I was dismissed after I gave my report"

  6. dissolve, dismiss(verb)

    declare void

    "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Wiktionary

  1. dismiss(Verb)

    To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

    The company dismissed me after less than a year.

  2. dismiss(Verb)

    To order to leave.

    The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.

  3. dismiss(Verb)

    To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

    He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.

  4. dismiss(Verb)

    To reject; to refuse to accept

    The court dismissed the case.

  5. dismiss(Verb)

    To get a batsman out.

    He was dismissed for 99 runs.

  6. dismiss(Verb)

    To give someone a red card; to send off

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismiss(verb)

    to send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away

  2. Dismiss(verb)

    to discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant

  3. Dismiss(verb)

    to lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court

  4. Dismiss(noun)

    dismission

  5. Origin: [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. dmettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dismiss

    dis-mis′, v.t. to send away: to despatch: to discard: to remove from office or employment: (law) to reject, to put out of court, to discharge.—ns. Dismiss′al, Dismis′sion.—adjs. Dismiss′ive, Dismiss′ory. [L. dis, away, mittĕre, missum, to send.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dismiss

    Pipe down the people. To dismiss a drill from parade is to break the ranks.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dismiss

    To discard, or deprive an officer of his commission or warrant. See Appendix, Articles or War.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dismiss' in Verbs Frequency: #450

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dismiss in a Sentence

  1. Rick Wilson:

    Dismiss it, walk past it, ignore it.

  2. Len Duvall:

    The mayor uses colorful language to try and dismiss some very real concerns.

  3. Francis Contreras:

    We strongly dismiss that as of now, we have a patient with Ebola in the country.

  4. Thom Mrozek:

    At this time, the government has not moved to dismiss any portion of either case.

  5. Manal Omar:

    I can't dismiss the tweets and angry messages I've received from right wing militants.

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Translations for dismiss

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • طردArabic
  • отпращам, уволнявам, отхвърлямBulgarian
  • despedir, rebutjar, acomiadar, destituirCatalan, Valencian
  • propustitCzech
  • einstellen, entlassen, abweisenGerman
  • rechazar, disipar, echar, despedirSpanish
  • hylätä, tyrmätä, sanoa irti, ajaa pois, erottaa, irtisanoa, [[antaa]] [[punainen kortti]], häätää, unohtaaFinnish
  • retirer, renvoyer, démettre, rejeter, licencier, rompez, limogerFrench
  • cuir à dreuchdScottish Gaelic
  • licenziare, dimettere, scacciare, mandar via, rompere le righe, respingere, in libertà, archiviare, rigettare, congedare, mandare viaItalian
  • 解雇Japanese
  • whakahoeMāori
  • халахMongolian
  • ବରଖାସ୍ତOriya
  • demitir, dispensar, rejeitarPortuguese
  • a demite, a revoca (din funcție), a destitui, a concedia, alungaRomanian
  • отпускать, увольнять, уволитьRussian
  • avfärda, avskeda, upplösa, entlediga, få rött kort, skingra, avvisa, sparkaSwedish

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