What does dismissal mean?

Definitions for dismissaldɪsˈmɪs əl; -ˈmɪʃ ən

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. judgment of dismissal, judgement of dismissal, dismissal(noun)

    a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial

  2. dismissal, dismission, pink slip(noun)

    official notice that you have been fired from your job

  3. dismissal(noun)

    permission to go; the sending away of someone

  4. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(noun)

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)


  1. dismissal(Noun)

    The act of sending someone away.

  2. dismissal(Noun)

    Deprivation of office; the fact or process of being fired from employment or stripped of rank.

  3. dismissal(Noun)

    A written or spoken statement of such an act.

  4. dismissal(Noun)

    Release from confinement; liberation.

  5. dismissal(Noun)

    Removal from consideration; putting something out of one's mind, mentally disregarding something or someone.

  6. dismissal(Noun)

    The rejection of a legal proceeding, or a claim or charge made therein.

  7. dismissal(Noun)

    The event of a batsman getting out; a wicket.

  8. Origin: From . A nineteenth-century coinage (modelled on committal etc.), replacing the regular form dismission.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismissal(noun)

    dismission; discharge


  1. Dismissal

    In the sport of cricket, a dismissal occurs when the batsman is out. At this point a batsman must discontinue batting and leave the field permanently for the innings. A bowling team dismisses the entire batting team by dismissing 10 of the 11 players. As the players bat in pairs, when only one person is undismissed, it is not possible for them to bat any longer.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dismissal' in Nouns Frequency: #2130


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismissal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismissal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ilanit Sherf:

    The rapid and sharp dismissal raises a lot of questions.

  2. Shari Redstone:

    We are looking forward to an expedited dismissal of this meritless suit.

  3. Bernice King:

    The dismissal is an important first step in rebuilding a long-lasting relationship between the two corporations.

  4. Ian Drysdale:

    I believe the real reason for my dismissal was to deflect attention from the respondent's (RBS's) own admitted failures.

  5. Hamdeen Sabahy:

    Egypt is experiencing the death of politics, dismissal of other points of views, a demonizing of alternatives, a call for blind unity.

Images & Illustrations of dismissal

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Translations for dismissal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إقالةArabic
  • отхвърляне, отпращане, уволнениеBulgarian
  • EntlassungGerman
  • απόλυσηGreek
  • limogeage, non-lieuFrench
  • 解雇Japanese
  • ontslagDutch
  • отставка, отклонение, увольнение, роспуск, сокращениеRussian

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