What does disperse mean?

Definitions for disperse
dɪˈspɜrsdis·perse

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

  2. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter(verb)

    to cause to separate and go in different directions

    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

  3. break up, disperse, scatter(verb)

    cause to separate

    "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"

  4. disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out(verb)

    move away from each other

    "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

  5. disperse(verb)

    separate (light) into spectral rays

    "the prosm disperses light"

  6. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around(verb)

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

Wiktionary

  1. disperse(Verb)

    To scatter in different directions

  2. disperse(Verb)

    To break up and disappear; to dissipate

  3. disperse(Verb)

    To disseminate

  4. disperse(Verb)

    To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract

  5. disperse(Verb)

    To distribute throughout

  6. Origin: From disperser, from dispersus, past participle of dispergere, from dis- + spargere; see sparse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disperse(verb)

    to scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations

  2. Disperse(verb)

    to scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors

  3. Disperse(verb)

    to separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse

  4. Disperse(verb)

    to distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others

Freebase

  1. Disperse

    Disperse is a Christian Rock band from Southern Indiana. The band was formerly known, with an adjusted roster, as "Stuff."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disperse

    dis-pėrs′, v.t. to scatter in all directions: to spread: to diffuse: to drive asunder: to cause to vanish.—v.i. to separate: to spread abroad: to vanish.—n. Dispers′al.—adv. Dispers′edly.—ns. Dispers′edness; Dispers′er.—adj. Dispers′ive, tending to disperse. [L. dispergere, dispersumdi, asunder, apart, spargĕre, to scatter.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. disperse

    To scatter any body of men, armed or unarmed, who may have assembled in an illegal or hostile manner. The cavalry are generally employed on these occasions.

Anagrams for disperse »

  1. despiser

  2. presides

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disperse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disperse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of disperse in a Sentence

  1. Nayab Haider:

    Police wanted them to disperse peacefully and did not take any action.

  2. Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi:

    They fired teargas to disperse our rally and without any provocation or any cause at all.

  3. Jacob Zuma:

    It would have been impossible to disarm and disperse the strikers without significant bloodshed.

  4. Daniel Cohan:

    We were fortunate there were good winds and vertical mixing that allowed the plume to rise and disperse more readily.

  5. Khayrul Fazal:

    We had to use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse opposition activists after they smashed nearly a dozen vehicles and set off blasts.

Images & Illustrations of disperse

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  • разсейвам, разпръсквам, разпилявамBulgarian
  • dispersarCatalan, Valencian
  • rozehnat, rozptýlitCzech
  • zerstreuenGerman
  • dispeliEsperanto
  • dispersarSpanish
  • پراکنده کردنPersian
  • hajottaa, levittää, hajota, hajaantuaFinnish
  • disperserFrench
  • scaoilIrish
  • skeayl, scaalheanManx
  • फैलानेHindi
  • szétszórHungarian
  • ցրել, ցրվելArmenian
  • difuzarIdo
  • disperdere, distribuire, disseminarere, rifrangereItalian
  • 흩다Korean
  • koraraMāori
  • verbreidenDutch
  • rozproszyćPolish
  • disseminar, distribuir, refratar, dispersar, dissiparPortuguese
  • преломи́ть, разбра́сывать, разгоня́ть, преломля́ть, распространя́ть, разброса́ть, раскида́ть, разогна́ть, распространи́ть, рассыпа́ть, раски́дывать, рассе́ять, рассы́пать, рассе́иватьRussian

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