Disposed
Dispose Dis*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disposing}.] [F. disposer; pref. dis- + poser to place. See {Pose}.] 1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent. [1913 Webster]

Who hath disposed the whole world? --Job xxxiv. 13. [1913 Webster]

All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The rest themselves in troops did else dispose. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine. [1913 Webster]

The knightly forms of combat to dispose. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of. [1913 Webster]

Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose To future good our past and present woes. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and melancholy. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{To dispose of}. (a) To determine the fate of; to exercise the power of control over; to fix the condition, application, employment, etc. of; to direct or assign for a use. [1913 Webster]

Freedom to order their actions and dispose of their possessions and persons. --Locke. (b) 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. [1913 Webster]

More water . . . than can be disposed of. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

I have disposed of her to a man of business. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize. --Waller.

Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate; adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Disposed — Dis*posed , p. a. 1. Inclined; minded. [1913 Webster] When he was disposed to pass into Achaia. Acts xviii. 27. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclined to mirth; jolly. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] {Well disposed}, in good condition; in good health. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disposed — [dispōzd′] adj. inclined; having a certain tendency or inclination: often preceded by an adverb [to feel well disposed toward someone] …   English World dictionary

  • disposed — index eager, inclined, prone, ready (willing), receptive, willing (desirous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • disposed — (adj.) mid 14c., inclined, in the mood, pp. adjective from DISPOSE (Cf. dispose). Meaning in a certain condition is late 14c.; arranged is 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • disposed — [adj] inclined to a type of behavior apt, at drop of hat*, biased, fain, game*, game for, given, liable, likely, minded, of a mind to*, partial, predisposed, prone, ready, subject, tending toward, willing; concepts 542,552 Ant. indisposed,… …   New thesaurus

  • disposed — [[t]dɪspo͟ʊzd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ to inf If you are disposed to do something, you are willing or eager to do it. [FORMAL] We passed one or two dwellings, but were not disposed to stop... I might have been disposed to like him in other… …   English dictionary

  • disposed — adj. (formal) inclined (cannot stand alone) 1) disposed to, towards (he seems well disposed towards us) 2) disposed to + inf. (she is disposed to accept our offer) * * * [dɪs pəʊzd] towards (he seems well disposed towards us) (formal) [ inclined… …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • disposed — dis|posed [dıˈspəuzd US ˈspouzd] adj formal 1.) be well/favourably/kindly disposed (to/towards sb/sth) to like or approve of someone or something ▪ Management is favourably disposed to the idea of job sharing. 2.) be/feel/seem etc disposed to do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disposed — adjective (not before noun) 1 well/favourably/kindly disposed (to) liking or approving of someone or something such as an idea or plan: Management is favourably disposed to the idea of job sharing. 2 be disposed to do sth formal feel willing to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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