dismantle

  • 1 Dismantle — Dis*man tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismantled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismantling}.] [F. d[ e]manteler, OF. desmanteler; pref: des (L. dis ) + manteler to cover with a cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau, cloak. See {Mantle}.] 1. To strip or deprive… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dismantle — index break (separate), destroy (void), disable, disjoint, disorganize, dissolve (separate) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 dismantle — 1570s, from M.Fr. desmanteler to tear down the walls of a fortress, lit. strip of a cloak, from des off, away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + manteler to cloak (see MANTLE (Cf. mantle)). Related: Dismantled; dismantling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 dismantle — divest, *strip, denude, bare Contrasted words: *furnish, equip, outfit, appoint …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 dismantle — [v] take apart annihilate, bankrupt, bare, break down, break up, decimate, demolish, denudate, denude, deprive, destroy, disassemble, dismember, dismount, disrobe, divest, fell, knock down, level, part out, pull down, raze, ruin, strike, strip,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 dismantle — ► VERB ▪ take to pieces. DERIVATIVES dismantlement noun dismantler noun. ORIGIN Old French desmanteler, from manteler fortify …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 dismantle — [dis mant′ l] vt. dismantled, dismantling [OFr desmanteller, to take off one s cloak: see DIS & MANTLE] 1. to strip of covering 2. to strip (a house, ship, etc.) of furniture, equipment, means of defense, etc. 3. to take apart; disassemble SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 dismantle — UK [dɪsˈmænt(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dismantle : present tense I/you/we/they dismantle he/she/it dismantles present participle dismantling past tense dismantled past participle dismantled 1) to separate the parts of something such… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 dismantle — /dɪsˈmæntl / (say dis mantl) verb (t) (dismantled, dismantling) 1. to deprive or strip of apparatus, furniture, equipment, defences, etc.: to dismantle a ship; to dismantle a fortress. 2. to pull down; take apart; take to pieces: to dismantle the …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 dismantle — [[t]dɪ̱smæ̱nt(ə)l[/t]] dismantles, dismantling, dismantled 1) VERB If you dismantle a machine or structure, you carefully separate it into its different parts. [V n] He asked for immediate help from the United States to dismantle the warheads. 2) …

    English dictionary

  • 11 dismantle — dismantlement, n. dismantler, n. /dis man tl/, v.t., dismantled, dismantling. 1. to deprive or strip of apparatus, furniture, equipment, defenses, etc.: to dismantle a ship; to dismantle a fortress. 2. to disassemble or pull down; take apart:… …

    Universalium

  • 12 dismantle — dis|man|tle [ dıs mæntl ] verb transitive 1. ) to separate the parts of something such as a machine so that they no longer form a single unit: All the furniture is easy to dismantle and transport. 2. ) to end a political or economic system or get …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 dismantle — verb Dismantle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑barricade, ↑empire, ↑network, ↑system …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 dismantle — dis|man|tle [dısˈmæntl] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: desmanteler, from mantel cloak ] 1.) to take a machine or piece of equipment apart so that it is in separate pieces ▪ Chris dismantled the bike in five minutes. 2.) to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 dismantle — verb 1 (T) to take a machine or piece of equipment apart so that it is in separate pieces: Chris dismantled the bike in five minutes. 2 (T) to gradually get rid of a system or organization: an election promise to dismantle the existing tax… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 dismantle — transitive verb (dismantled; dismantling) Etymology: Middle French desmanteler, from des dis + mantel mantle Date: 1579 1. to take to pieces; also to destroy the integrity or functioning of 2. to strip of dress or covering …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 dismantle — Synonyms and related words: annihilate, atomize, bankrupt, bare, break to pieces, cleave, decimate, demolish, denudate, denude, deprive, disarray, disassemble, disintegrate, dismember, dismount, disrobe, divest, do a strip tease, fragment, lift,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 dismantle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. take apart; raze, demolish; disrobe, undress. See divestment, uselessness, disuse. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. take apart, disassemble, strip, break up, break down, take down, tear down, pull down,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 dismantle — dis·man·tle || dɪs mæntl v. disassemble, take apart; strip of furniture or equipment …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 dismantle — verb take to pieces. Derivatives dismantlement noun dismantler noun Origin C16 (in the sense destroy the defensive capability of a fortification ): from OFr. desmanteler, from des (expressing reversal) + manteler fortify …

    English new terms dictionary