The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for disposal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disposal \Dis*pos"al\, n. [From Dispose.]
     1. The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything;
        arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as,
        the disposal of the troops in two lines.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government;
        [1913 Webster]
              The execution leave to high disposal. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              A domestic affair of great importance, which is no
              less than the disposal of my sister Jenny for life.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition
        of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the
        disposal of.
        [1913 Webster]
              The sole and absolute disposal of him an his
              concerns.                             --South.
     Syn: Disposition; dispensation; management; conduct;
          government; distribution; arrangement; regulation;
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the power to use something or someone; "used all the
           resources at his disposal"
      2: a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some
         group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
         [syn: administration, disposal]
      3: the act or means of getting rid of something [syn:
         disposal, disposition]
      4: a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage [syn:
         disposal, electric pig, garbage disposal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "disposal":
     abalienation, abandonment, abjuration, administration, alienation,
     allocation, allotment, amortization, amortizement, apportionment,
     arrangement, array, arraying, assignation, assignment,
     bargain and sale, barter, bequeathal, castaway, castoff, cession,
     chucking, clearance, collation, collocation, command function,
     concord, conferment, conferral, consignation, consignment,
     constitution, conveyance, conveyancing, decision-making, deeding,
     deep six, deliverance, delivery, demise, demolishing, demolition,
     deployment, deportation, destroying, destruction, detachment,
     disbursal, disbursement, discard, discarding, disjunction,
     dispensation, dispersion, disposition, distribution, dole, doling,
     doling out, dumping, ejection, elimination, enfeoffment,
     eradication, exchange, executive function, exile, expatriation,
     expulsion, forgoing, form, formation, formulation, forswearing,
     getting rid of, giving, giving out, giving up, harmony, issuance,
     jettison, junking, layout, lease and release, letting go, lineup,
     liquidation, marshaling, officiation, order, ordering,
     organization, ostracism, outlawing, outlawry, passing around,
     paying out, peace, placement, proportion, purge, quiet, quietude,
     recantation, refuse, regimentation, regularity, reject,
     rejectamenta, rejection, release, relegation, relinquishment,
     removal, renunciation, resignation, retraction, riddance, routine,
     sacrifice, sale, scrapping, sequence, settlement, settling, setup,
     severance, structure, structuring, surrender, suspension,
     swearing off, symmetry, syntax, system, throwaway, trading,
     tranquillity, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal,
     uniformity, vesting, withdrawal, yielding

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229