- having a certain inclination or disposition; inclined (usually followed by to or an infinitive): a man disposed to like others.
Origin of disposed
- to give a tendency or inclination to; incline: His temperament disposed him to argue readily with people.
- to put in a particular or the proper order or arrangement; adjust by arranging the parts.
- to put in a particular or suitable place: The lamp was disposed on a table nearby.
- to make fit or ready; prepare: Your words of cheer dispose me for the task.
- to arrange or decide matters: to do as God disposes.
- Obsolete. to make terms.
- dispose of,
- to deal with conclusively; settle.
- to get rid of; discard.
- to transfer or give away, as by gift or sale.
- to do away with; destroy.
Origin of dispose
Examples from the Web for disposed
At a time when few are disposed to see history as a branch of literature, Lepore occupies a prominent place in American letters.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine
November 3, 2014
“TV and video games condition us to forget how bodies are disposed of,” she says.The Price of Being a Patton: Wrestling With the Legacy of America’s Most Famous General
May 26, 2014
Some is sold as a liming agent, and some is disposed of in landfills (though it used to be sent to Colorado to fertilize crops).Toilet Made for Densely Populated Settlements Turns Waste Into Dollars
April 5, 2014
Remains were classified as “dead human tissue” and disposed of as clinical waste, according to a 2007 article in Visual Studies.Parents of Stillborn Babies Post Hundreds of Memorials to YouTube
November 4, 2013
Meanwhile, Tess will have slipped off somewhere and disposed of her body so that it will never be found.The First Great Internet Novel
July 13, 2013
He was disposed to think more favourably of the nature of the country.Explorations in Australia
"It is a blessing that any of it is disposed of while you are not here," said Aunt Jane.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
But we are disposed to vindicate the propriety of the step he took.
She disposed of that obstreperous individual most summarily.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Two field pieces were disposed in the front and two in the rear line.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
- having an inclination as specified (towards something)
- (in combination)well-disposed
- (intr foll by of)
- to deal with or settle
- to give, sell, or transfer to another
- to throw out or away
- to consume, esp hurriedly
- to kill
- to arrange or settle (matters) by placing into correct or final conditionman proposes, God disposes
- (tr) to make willing or receptive
- (tr) to adjust or place in a certain order or position
- (tr often foll by to) to accustom or condition
Word Origin and History for disposed
mid-14c., "inclined, in the mood," past participle adjective from dispose. Meaning "in a certain condition" is late 14c.; "arranged" is 15c.