A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[dis-band] /dɪsˈbænd/
verb (used with object)
to break up or dissolve (an organization):
They disbanded the corporation.
verb (used without object)
to disperse.
1585-95; < Middle French desbander, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -bander, derivative of bande troop, band1
Related forms
disbandment, noun
undisbanded, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for disbanded
  • Political interest groups need to be disbanded, or some form of regulation put in place to severely limit their power.
  • It was disbanded after it opted out of the election, on the advice of its detained leader.
  • In the left side there are too many small leaders and the body of the coalition is disbanded.
  • So, they disbanded the country's two anti-corruption bodies.
  • All public employee unions, everywhere, should be disbanded and members of those unions that object should be fired.
  • She sold the brick house to her cousin, disbanded the group home and moved in.
  • Nine months before the war ended, the program was disbanded.
British Dictionary definitions for disbanded


to cease to function or cause to stop functioning, as a unit, group, etc
Derived Forms
disbandment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for disbanded



1590s, from Middle French desbander (Modern French débander), in military sense, from des- (see dis-) + band (v.). Related: Disbanded; disbanding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for disband

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for disbanded

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for disbanded