Definitions of dispose

  1. To arrange; settle; order; regulate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To incline; render favorable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To place; arrange; order; distribute; adapt; incline. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To arrange; apply to a purpose; adapt; incline.-dispose of, to part with; place. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To bargain; to make terms. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. give, sell, or transfer to another; "She disposed of her parents' possessions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To set in order; to arrange; to distribute; to devote to a particular purpose; to turn to a particular end or consequence; to adapt; to incline. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To set; to arrange; to place in order; to regulate; to give or apply to a particular purpose; to incline, as the mind; to dispose of, to part with; to sell; to use or employ. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior; demeanor. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for dispose

  1. I shall have to dispose of you in one way or other in the end; why not by drowning now? – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  2. Simply because, so far as business is concerned, nations may propose, but human beings dispose – The War After the War by Isaac Frederick Marcosson