disburse

  • 1 disburse — dis‧burse [dɪsˈbɜːs ǁ ɜːrs] verb [transitive] formal to officially give or pay money to someone: • The state health department will disburse funds to local health departments for anti smoking education. * * * disburse UK US /dɪsˈbɜːs/ US  /… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Disburse — Dis*burse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disbursed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disbursing}.] [OF. desbourser, F. d[ e]bourser; pref. des (L. dis ) + bourse purse. See {Burse}, and cf. {Dispurse}.] To pay out; to expend; usually from a public fund or treasury.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 disburse — I (distribute) verb administer, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, circulate, deal out. diffuse, discharge, dispense, disseminate, divide, dole out, give, give away, give out, hand out, make available, make distribution of, mete, parcel out,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 disburse — (v.) 1520s, disbourse, from O.Fr. desbourser (13c.) extract (money) from a purse, spend (money), from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + bourse purse (see BURSAR (Cf. bursar)). Related: Disbursed; disbursing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 disburse — *spend, expend Analogous words: *distribute, dispense: apportion, *allot, allocate: *pay …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 disburse — [v] spend money acquit, ante up*, come across, come through, come up with, contribute, cough up*, deal, defray, dispense, disperse, distribute, divide, divvy*, dole out*, expend, foot the bill*, give, lay out*, measure out, outlay, partition, pay …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 disburse — ► VERB ▪ pay out (money from a fund). DERIVATIVES disbursal noun disbursement noun. ORIGIN Old French desbourser, from bourse purse …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 disburse — [dis bʉrs′] vt. disbursed, disbursing [OFr desbourser < des , DIS + bourse, borse, purse: see DIS & BOURSE] to pay out; expend disbursable adj. disburser n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 disburse — UK [dɪsˈbɜː(r)s] / US [dɪsˈbɜrs] verb [transitive] Word forms disburse : present tense I/you/we/they disburse he/she/it disburses present participle disbursing past tense disbursed past participle disbursed very formal to pay out money from a… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 disburse — transitive verb (disbursed; disbursing) Etymology: Middle French desbourser, from Old French desborser, from des dis + borse purse, from Medieval Latin bursa Date: 1530 1. a. to pay out ; expend especially from a f …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 disburse — v. (B) to disburse funds to the states * * * [dɪs bɜːs] (B) to disburse funds to the states …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 disburse — [[t]dɪsbɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] disburses, disbursing, disbursed VERB To disburse an amount of money means to pay it out, usually from a fund which has been collected for a particular purpose. [FORMAL] [be V ed] The aid will not be disbursed until next year …

    English dictionary

  • 13 disburse — disbursable, adj. disburser, n. /dis berrs /, v.t., disbursed, disbursing. 1. to pay out (money), esp. for expenses; expend. 2. to distribute or scatter: Our troops were disbursed over a wide area. She disbursed the flowers to the children. [1520 …

    Universalium

  • 14 disburse — verb /dɪsˈbɚs/ To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury Syn: shell out, cough up, fork out, fork over …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 disburse — Synonyms and related words: administer, budget, cost, cost out, deal, deal out, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, dole, dole out, expend, fork out, give, give out, go through, incur costs, invest, issue, lay, lay out, measure out, mete,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 disburse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. pay out, spend, expend, lay out; allot, apportion. See payment, apportionment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. expend, pay out, distribute, dispense; see distribute 1 , pay 1 , spend 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 disburse — dis|burse [dısˈbə:s US ə:rs] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: desborser, from borse money bag ] to pay out money, especially from a large sum that is available for a special purpose >disbursement n [U and C] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 disburse — dis|burse [ dıs bɜrs ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to pay money from a FUND (=an amount of money available for a particular purpose) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 disburse — dis·burse || dɪs bɜːs v. expend, pay money; scatter, send out …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 disburse — [dɪs bə:s] verb pay out (money from a fund). Derivatives disbursal noun disbursement noun disburser noun Origin C16: from OFr. desbourser, from des (expressing removal) + bourse purse …

    English new terms dictionary


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