What does disposal mean?

Definitions for disposal
dɪˈspoʊ zəldis·pos·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disposalnoun

    the power to use something or someone

    "used all the resources at his disposal"

  2. administration, disposalnoun

    a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

  3. disposal, dispositionnoun

    the act or means of getting rid of something

  4. disposal, electric pig, garbage disposalnoun

    a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage


  1. disposalnoun

    An arrangement, categorization or classification of things

  2. disposalnoun

    a disposing of or getting rid of something

  3. disposalnoun

    the power to use something or someone

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disposalnoun

    Etymology: from dispose.

    Tax not divine disposal; wisest men
    Have err’d, and by bad women been deluded. John Milton, Agon.

    I am called off from publick dissertations by a domestick affair of great importance, which is no less than the disposal of my sister Jenny for life. Tatler, №. 75.

    Are not the blessings both of this world and the next in his disposal? Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    We shall get more true and clear knowledge by one rule, than by taking up principles, and thereby putting our minds into the disposals of others. John Locke.


  1. disposal

    Disposal refers to the act or process of getting rid of something, typically waste material or unwanted items. It may involve throwing away, recycling, selling, or giving away. Disposal also includes the management or handling of resources or assets, or the act of transferring property to another party.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disposalnoun

    the act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines

  2. Disposalnoun

    ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction

  3. Disposalnoun

    regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property

  4. Disposalnoun

    power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disposal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4223

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disposal' in Nouns Frequency: #1662

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disposal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disposal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of disposal in a Sentence

  1. Grzegorz Tobiszowski:

    It turns out that 700 million zlotys is needed for restructuring. And on top of that Weglokoks has only 150 million zlotys at its disposal and not 300 million as it was presumed, this is why, apart from Enea and Weglokoks it is necessary to have one more entity, which could spend 200 million zlotys on the project.

  2. Scott Gottlieb:

    As part of our Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, we'll continue to employ all the tools at our disposal to monitor, penalize and prevent sales of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to minors at brick-and-mortar stores and Internet storefronts as we work to ensure these products are sold in ways that make them less accessible and appealing to kids.

  3. District Superintendent Winifred Feneberg:

    Thankfully, we have a number of modern technological resources at our disposal. We are utilizing Google Classrooms, Skype, Facetime and a bevy of other tools to ensure that the students who are returning from abroad are able to continue their studies with as minimal an impact as possible.

  4. Rob Shuter:

    With Steven's knowledge of how to tell a story and Steven Spielberg cinematic understanding of how to tell that story, the language that Steven Spielberg speaks, the tools at Steven Spielberg disposal to capture something like the Invasion of Normandy, it was all brand new, so it was all going to be able to happen in a very fresh, very immediate kind of way, it opened up a floodgate of reminisces and understanding and I think a very, very personal connection to it. I can't tell you how many times I have come across somebody who has told me that their Dad or Grandfather never said a word about what they did from 1941-1945 until they saw' Saving Private Ryan.'.

  5. John Kirby:

    The fact that we are flying overwatch missions now, and have been since the 14th – we were actually doing it before the 14th, force protection is a high priority, and we’re going to have at our disposal all the assets and resources necessary to make sure we can accomplish this mission safely and efficiently, just like we were accomplishing the previous mission of drawdown safely and efficiently.

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