Online Dictionary : D : disposed


Pronunciation of disposed
disposed - WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) (?)
    adj 1: having made preparations; "prepared to take risks" [syn:
           disposed(p), fain, inclined(p), prepared]
    2: (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is
       apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not
       minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p),
       disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)]
disposed - Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 (?)
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.
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            Who hath disposed the whole world?    --Job xxxiv.
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            All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope.
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            The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.
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   2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
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            The knightly forms of combat to dispose. --Dryden.
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   3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object
      or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.
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            Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on
            her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor.
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   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.
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            Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose
            To future good our past and present woes. --Dryden.
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            Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to
            jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and
            melancholy.                           --Bacon.
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   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.
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                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.
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                More water . . . than can be disposed of. --T.
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                I have disposed of her to a man of business.
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                A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.

   Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate;
        adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.
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Disposed \Dis*posed"\, p. a.
   1. Inclined; minded.
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            When he was disposed to pass into Achaia. --Acts
                                                  xviii. 27.
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   2. Inclined to mirth; jolly. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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   Well disposed, in good condition; in good health. [Obs.]
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disposed - Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 (?)
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "disposed":
   acquiescent, agreeable, alacritous, aligned, amenable, apt, apt to,
   ardent, arranged, arrayed, assorted, bent, calculated to,
   categorized, classified, compliant, composed, consenting,
   constituted, content, cooperative, disposed to, dispositioned,
   docile, eager, enthusiastic, fain, favorable, favorably disposed,
   favorably inclined, fixed, forward, game, given, given to, graded,
   grouped, harmonized, in the mind, in the mood, inclined,
   inclined to, liable, liable to, likely, likely to, marshaled,
   methodized, minded, minded to, normalized, ordered, orderly,
   organized, placed, pliant, predisposed, predisposed to, prompt,
   prone, prone to, quick, ranged, ranked, ready, ready and willing,
   ready to, receptive, regularized, regulated, responsive,
   routinized, sorted, standardized, subject, synchronized,
   systematized, tractable, well-disposed, well-inclined, willed,
   willing, willinghearted, zealous
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