What does dispose mean?

Definitions for dispose
dɪˈspoʊzdis·pose

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispose(verb)

    give, sell, or transfer to another

    "She disposed of her parents' possessions"

  2. discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away(verb)

    throw or cast away

    "Put away your worries"

  3. dispose, incline(verb)

    make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

    "Their language inclines us to believe them"

  4. dispose(verb)

    place or put in a particular order

    "the dots are unevenly disposed"

  5. qualify, dispose(verb)

    make fit or prepared

    "Your education qualifies you for this job"

Wiktionary

  1. dispose(Verb)

    To eliminate or to get rid of something.

    I dispose of my trash in the garbage can.

    Etymology: From disposer.

  2. dispose(Verb)

    To distribute and put in place.

    Etymology: From disposer.

  3. dispose(Verb)

    To deal out; to assign to a use.

    Etymology: From disposer.

  4. dispose(Verb)

    To incline

    In these uncertain times, I am disposed towards caution. (Used here intransitively in the passive voice)

    Etymology: From disposer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispose(verb)

    to distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent

  2. Dispose(verb)

    to regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine

  3. Dispose(verb)

    to deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of

  4. Dispose(verb)

    to give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause to turn; especially, to incline the mind of; to give a bent or propension to; to incline; to make inclined; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by for before the indirect object

  5. Dispose(verb)

    to exercise finally one's power of control over; to pass over into the control of some one else, as by selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of one's time

  6. Dispose(verb)

    to bargain; to make terms

  7. Dispose(noun)

    disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control

  8. Dispose(noun)

    cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior; demeanor

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dispose

    dis-pōz′, v.t. to arrange: to distribute: to apply to a particular purpose: to make over by sale, gift, &c.: to bestow: to incline.—n. disposal, management: behaviour, disposition.—adj. Dispos′able.—n. Dispos′al, the act of disposing: order: arrangement: management: right of bestowing.—p.adj. Disposed′, inclined, of a certain disposition (with well, ill, &c.).—adv. Dispos′edly, in good order: with measured steps.—n. Dispos′er.—p.adj. Dispos′ing, that disposes.—adv. Dispos′ingly.—Dispose of, to place in any condition: to apply to any purpose: to part with: to get rid of: to sell. [Fr. disposer, dis—L. dis, asunder, poser, to place.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dispose

    To dispose cannon, is to place it in such a manner that its discharge may do the greatest mischief.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dispose' in Verbs Frequency: #846

How to pronounce dispose?

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How to say dispose in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dispose in a Sentence

  1. Harrington:

    It is true that men are no fit judges of themselves, because commonly they are partial to their own cause; yet it is as true that he who will dispose himself to judge indifferently of himself can do it better than any body else, because a man can see farther into his own mind and heart than any one else can.

  2. Brock Long:

    And then when it's done, I'm not allowed to reuse that trailer. I can't refurbish it and reuse it. We have to dispose of it.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it.

  4. Caleb Alexander:

    Unfortunately, just as with opioids, these medicines are far too accessible in bathrooms and bedrooms and kitchen cabinets all over the country, there are increasing numbers of pharmacies and hospitals and health systems that are building take-back programs for individuals seeking to dispose of these medicines. So I think we'll see more of these in the coming years.

  5. South West Water:

    This is why we advise people to only flush the 3Ps pee, paper and poo down the loo, and dispose of cooking waste in the bin not the sink !

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