|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||to scatter; distribute over a wide area|
|2.||to dissipate or cause to dissipate|
|3.||to leave or cause to leave a gathering, often in a random manner|
|4.||to separate or be separated by dispersion|
|5.||(tr) to diffuse or spread (news, information, etc)|
|6.||to separate (particles) throughout a solid, liquid, or gas, as in the formation of a suspension or colloid|
|7.||of or consisting of the particles in a colloid or suspension: disperse phase|
|[C14: from Latin dispērsus scattered, from dispergere to scatter widely, from |
disperse dis·perse (dĭ-spûrs')
v. dis·persed, dis·pers·ing, dis·pers·es
To cause to separate and move in different directions; scatter.
To cause to vanish or disappear.