disconnect

  • 1disconnect — dis‧con‧nect [ˌdɪskəˈnekt] verb [intransitive, transitive] COMPUTING to end the connection between a computer and the Internet: disconnect from • To read the posting offline, just double click on it and then disconnect from the Internet. • I kept …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2disconnect — [dis΄kə nekt′, dis′kə nekt΄] vt. to break or undo the connection of; separate, detach, unplug, etc. vi. to become disconnected n. 1. a disconnection, as in an electrical system 2. Informal a lack of communication or compatibility [a disconnect… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3Disconnect — Dis con*nect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disconnected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disconnecting}.] To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse. [1913 Webster] The commonwealth itself would . . . be disconnected into… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4disconnect — index break (separate), detach, dichotomize, disband, discontinue (abandon), discontinue (break continuity) …

    Law dictionary

  • 5disconnect — 1770; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + CONNECT (Cf. connect). Perhaps a back formation from disconnection. Related: Disconnected; disconnecting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6disconnect — [v] take apart; uncouple abstract, break it off, break it up, cut off, detach, disassociate, disengage, disjoin, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, drop it, part, separate, sever, sideline, unfix; concepts 98,135 Ant. attach, connect, couple …

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  • 7disconnect — ► VERB 1) break the connection of or between. 2) detach (an electrical device) from a power supply. DERIVATIVES disconnection noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8disconnect — dis|con|nect1 [ˌdıskəˈnekt] v 1.) [T] to remove the supply of power, gas, water etc from a machine or piece of equipment ≠ ↑connect disconnect sth from sth ▪ Always disconnect the machine from the mains first. ▪ The family agreed to disconnect… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9disconnect — dis|con|nect1 [ ,dıskə nekt ] verb 1. ) transitive to stop the supply of gas, water, or electricity, or the telephone service to a building: They arrived to find that the water had been disconnected. 2. ) transitive to stop a machine or piece of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10disconnect — UK [ˌdɪskəˈnekt] / US verb Word forms disconnect : present tense I/you/we/they disconnect he/she/it disconnects present participle disconnecting past tense disconnected past participle disconnected 1) [transitive] to stop the supply of gas, water …

    English dictionary

  • 11disconnect — v. (D; tr.) to disconnect from * * * [ˌdɪskə nekt] at over (D; tr.) to disconnect from disconsolate adj . disconnect about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12disconnect — [[t]dɪ̱skəne̱kt[/t]] disconnects, disconnecting, disconnected 1) VERB To disconnect a piece of equipment means to separate it from its source of power or to break a connection that it needs in order to work. [V n] The device automatically… …

    English dictionary

  • 13disconnect — verb (T) 1 to take out the wire, pipe etc that connects a machine or piece of equipment to something: Disconnect the cables before you try to move the computer. 2 to remove the supply of power from a machine or building: You realize if we don t… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14disconnect — I. verb Date: 1770 transitive verb 1. to sever the connection of or between 2. dissociate 1 < are disconnected from meaningful relationships > intransitive verb 1. to terminate a connection 2. to become detached or withdrawn …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15disconnect — disconnecter, n. disconnective, adj. disconnectiveness, n. /dis keuh nekt /, v.t. 1. to sever or interrupt the connection of or between; detach: They disconnected the telephone. We were disconnected. v.i. 2. to sever or terminate a connection, as …

    Universalium

  • 16disconnect — 1. noun a) A break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process; disconnection. Theres a disconnect between what they think is happening and what is really going. b) A …

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  • 17disconnect — verb Disconnect is used with these nouns as the object: ↑battery, ↑cable, ↑electricity, ↑phone, ↑supply, ↑telephone, ↑wire …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18disconnect — [ˌdɪskəˈnekt] verb [T] 1) to separate two things that were connected to each other A bomb disposal expert was called in to disconnect the timer.[/ex] 2) to stop someone s telephone service or supply of gas, water, or electricity His telephone has …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19disconnect — dis•con•nect [[t]ˌdɪs kəˈnɛkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to sever or interrupt the connection of or between 2) cvb to sever a connection 3) cvb an act or instance of disconnecting, as telephone service 4) cvb a lack of communication or agreement: a disconnect …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20disconnect — /dɪskəˈnɛkt / (say diskuh nekt) verb (t) 1. to sever or interrupt the connection of or between; detach. –noun 2. a severance or interruption of connection: the disconnect between work life and home life. –disconnectedness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary