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.

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. David Inserra:

    So long as terror groups are able to conduct notable attacks and control territory, they will continue to inspire additional radicals around the world, while the U.S. and its allies must continue to try to stop terror attacks with all the tools at their disposal, the West must also defeat ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups to prevent the spread of their violent ideology.

  2. Jessica Brandt:

    The crisis is definitely a flashpoint, and likely a turning point, for western platforms operating in Russia, moscow will no doubt continue pressing platforms to take down unflattering content, using all the leverage at its disposal. If the companies comply, public backlash elsewhere around the world will be intense.

  3. President Donald Trump:

    The federal government is using every resource at its disposal to acquire and distribute critical medical supplies, we didn't have to exercise or utilize the DPA in any way. The fact that we have it helps, but we didn't have to. And for the most part, we won't have to.

  4. Jeffrey Thorpe:

    DCIS special agents will use every tool at their disposal to pursue and bring to justice those who attack the Department of Defense.

  5. Brian Hook:

    Secretary Pompeo will continue to use all the tools at our disposal to press the regime to change its destructive policies for the benefit of peace in the region and for the sake of its own people, who are the longest-suffering victims of this regime.

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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. scholastic
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