disposed

[dih-spohzd]

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English. See dispose, -ed2

disposedly, adverb
disposedness, noun
half-disposed, adjective
nondisposed, adjective
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dispose

[dih-spohz]
verb (used with object), disposed, disposing.
1.
to give a tendency or inclination to; incline: His temperament disposed him to argue readily with people.
2.
to put in a particular or the proper order or arrangement; adjust by arranging the parts.
3.
to put in a particular or suitable place: The lamp was disposed on a table nearby.
4.
to make fit or ready; prepare: Your words of cheer dispose me for the task.
verb (used without object), disposed, disposing.
5.
to arrange or decide matters: to do as God disposes.
6.
Obsolete. to make terms.
noun
7.
Archaic. disposition; habit.
8.
Obsolete. arrangement; regulation; disposal.
Verb phrases
9.
dispose of,
a.
to deal with conclusively; settle.
b.
to get rid of; discard.
c.
to transfer or give away, as by gift or sale.
d.
to do away with; destroy.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French disposer, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + poser to place (see pose1), on the model of Latin dispōnere

disposingly, adverb
redispose, verb (used with object), redisposed, redisposing.

dispose, disperse.
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dispose (dɪˈspəʊz)
 
vb (foll by of) (often foll by to)
1.  a.  to deal with or settle
 b.  to give, sell, or transfer to another
 c.  to throw out or away
 d.  to consume, esp hurriedly
 e.  to kill
2.  to arrange or settle (matters) by placing into correct or final condition: man proposes, God disposes
3.  (tr) to make willing or receptive
4.  (tr) to adjust or place in a certain order or position
5.  to accustom or condition
 
n
6.  disposal an obsolete word for disposition
 
[C14: from Old French disposer, from Latin dispōnere to set in different places, arrange, from dis-1 + pōnere to place]
 
dis'poser
 
n

disposed (dɪˈspəʊzd)
 
adj
a.  having an inclination as specified (towards something)
 b.  (in combination): well-disposed

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Word Origin & History

dispose
mid-14c., from O.Fr. disposer (infl. by poser "to place"), from O.Fr. despondre, from L. disponere "put in order, arrange," from dis- "apart" + ponere "to put, place" (see position).

disposed
mid-14c., inclined, in the mood, pp. adj. from dispose. Meaning in a certain condition is late 14c., arranged is 15c.
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Example sentences
The well-conditioned thin are made furious by the fatties-the abstemious being
  singularly disposed to fury.
People are less disposed to make costly gestures towards environmental
  protection in a slump.
Altruists are disposed to take an action helping others, but such actions have
  a specific cost.
He disposed of the bugs after dark with the help of a little gasoline.
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