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Definitions for dispose
dɪˈspoʊzdis·pose

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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

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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. Steny Hoyer:

    We haven't really discussed how to dispose of The House, i'm not gon na try to discourage him, you know, he has to do what he thinks is right.

  2. Dewey Bartlett:

    This really is the only way to dispose of the water.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    No one will make an offer to purchase your failings; you must own them or dispose the flaws into the trash.

  4. Leroy Chiao:

    It takes money to shut contracts off, dispose of hardware, kind of blend everything back in. So, you’re going to be spending money for a few years.

  5. Tristram Stuart:

    There is a racket in this country called hidden waste, the surplus costs so much for supermarkets to dispose of that it just gets placed in warehouses and shipping containers. Hopefully, this will be exposed soon and the figures will change dramatically.

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