from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a preference, disposition, or tendency.
  • adjective Thrown out; discarded.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by a particular tendency of disposition, character, or conduct: with such adverbs as well, ill, etc.: as, an ill-disposed person.
  • Characterized by a particular condition of body or of health: with well or ill.
  • Inclined; minded; in the mood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inclined; minded.
  • adjective obsolete Inclined to mirth; jolly.
  • adjective [Obs.] in good condition; in good health.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dispose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
  • adjective having made preparations


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  • Gertrude Stein disposed of the geographical history of our great neighbour to the south by saying that in the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is.

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  • What she would relinquish, however, Mrs. Mittin disposed of to one of her numerous friends; but they raised only, when intrinsically valued, sixteen pounds.

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  • The official nature of my call disposed of, I led the conversation into social matters, and found no difficulty in persuading the Captain to talk of his own life.

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  • You would dare -- you, Captain Wilmot, and you, Charlie, and you, Mr. Hannaway, "she added, turning to the third young man," to stand there and tell us all in a lordly way that the Prince is no sportsman, as though that mysterious phrase disposed of him altogether as a creature inferior to you and your kind!

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  • He is blessed, for he is wise, humble, and well disposed, that is not overcome by these prejudices.

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  • But the government said it was "disposed" to participate in the summit, and a source close to the presidency did not rule out that

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  • He had driven in a crazy old gig from Wigton, and the nine miles which lay between that not too brilliant town and the desolate fell-side hamlet which he had been so fain to make his own spiritual domain had not been such as disposed him to a cheerful view of things.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876 Various


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