Definitions of disposition

  1. your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Conscious inclination; propension or propensity. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A placing or arranging; inclination; temper or frame of mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Arrangement: natural tendency: temper: (New Test.) ministry, ministration: (Scots law) a giving over to another- (English) conveyance or assignment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Arrangement; a giving over; inclination; temper of mind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Natural temper; temperament; spirit; propensity; inclination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of disposing or state of being disposed; manner in which things or the parts of a complex body are arranged; arrangement; natural fitness or tendency; temper or natural constitution of the mind; temper or frame of mind with reference to some particular object; a giving away or giving over to another; any unilateral writing, by which a person makes over to another a piece of heritable or movable property; the arrangement of the parts of a picture; the arrangement of the whole design of a building. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Order or manner of arrangement; manner in which things or parts are placed or arranged; order; method; arrangement; temper; natural constitution of the mind; inclination. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for disposition

  1. And if the Bride is to live with her husband as His wife, then she must enter into His state, and into His spirit, and into His disposition and ever be as He is. – The Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray
  2. Mr. Petter said that you had a very friendly disposition although he was obliged to admit the truth of his wife's remark that said disposition would have been more agreeable to your friends, if you had been as willing to do things for them as you were to have them do things for you. – The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton