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Disposal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISPOSAL, n. [See Dispose.]
1. The act of disposing; a setting or arranging.
This object was effected by the disposal of the troops in two lines.
2. Regulation, order or arrangement of things, int he moral government of God; dispensation.
Tax not divine disposal.
3. Power of ordering, arranging or distributing; government; management; as, an agent is appointed, and every thing is left to his disposal. The effects in my hands are entirely at my disposal.
4. Power or right of bestowing. Certain offices are at the disposal of the president. The father has the disposal of his daughter in marriage.
5. The passing into a new state or into new hands.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the power to use something or someone; "used all the resources at his disposal"
2: a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs) [syn: administration, disposal]
3: the act or means of getting rid of something [syn: disposal, disposition]
4: a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage [syn: disposal, electric pig, garbage disposal]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1630 1. the power or authority to dispose or make use of as one chooses <the car was at my disposal> 2. the act or process of disposing: as a. orderly placement or distribution b. regulation, administration c. the act or action of presenting or bestowing something <disposal of favors> d. systematic destruction; especially destruction or transformation of garbage 3. [garbage disposal unit] a device used to reduce waste matter (as by grinding)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (usu. foll. by of) 1 the act or an instance of disposing of something. 2 the arrangement, disposition, or placing of something. 3 control or management (of a person, business, etc.). 4 (esp. as waste disposal) the disposing of rubbish. Phrases and idioms: at one's disposal 1 available for one's use. 2 subject to one's orders or decisions.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disposal Dis*pos"al, n. [From Dispose.] 1. The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines. 2. Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction. The execution leave to high disposal. --Milton. 3. Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property. A domestic affair of great importance, which is no less than the disposal of my sister Jenny for life. --Tatler. 4. Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of. The sole and absolute disposal of him an his concerns. --South. Syn: Disposition; dispensation; management; conduct; government; distribution; arrangement; regulation; control.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you have something at your disposal, you are able to use it whenever you want, and for whatever purpose you want. If you say that you are at someone's disposal, you mean that you are willing to help them in any way you can. Do you have this information at your disposal?... If I can be of service, I am at your disposal. PHRASE: usu PHR after v, v-link PHR 2. Disposal is the act of getting rid of something that is no longer wanted or needed. ...methods for the permanent disposal of radioactive wastes. N-UNCOUNT: oft n N, N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Arrangement, disposition. 2. Management, control, government, regulation, disposure, direction, ordering, conduct. 3. Dispensation, distribution, bestowment.

Moby Thesaurus

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