- disposable personal income,
- disposable soma theory,
- dispose of,
Origin of disposed
verb (used with object), dis·posed, dis·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·posed, dis·pos·ing.
- 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|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“TV and video games condition us to forget how bodies are disposed of,” she says.
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|Mike Miesen|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Brandy Zadrozny|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, Tess will have slipped off somewhere and disposed of her body so that it will never be found.
He so disposed his divisions as to leave Buell in utter uncertainty as to his intentions.The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, Volume II (of 2)|George Cary Eggleston
But as he was disposed to be too friendly, and to claim too large a share of the lunch, we rather gave him the cold shoulder.Riverby|John Burroughs
Naturally she was disposed to lean upon her grandfather, but he utterly failed her.The Frontiersmen|Charles Egbert Craddock
The rest were disposed two yards apart, the sailors being placed at regular intervals among the Greeks.In Greek Waters|G. A. Henty
This visit, an apology, and a present healed her wounded feelings, and disposed her to a gracious reception.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)|Charles Morris
- having an inclination as specified (towards something)
- (in combination)well-disposed
- to deal with or settle
- to give, sell, or transfer to another
- to throw out or away
- to consume, esp hurriedly
- to kill
Word Origin for dispose
mid-14c., "inclined, in the mood," past participle adjective from dispose. Meaning "in a certain condition" is late 14c.; "arranged" is 15c.
late 14c., from Old French disposer (13c.) "arrange, order, control, regulate" (influenced in form by poser "to place"), from Latin disponere "put in order, arrange, distribute," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Related: Disposed; disposing.