DISPOSE, verb transitive dispoze. [Latin]
1. To set; to place or distribute; to arrange; used with reference to order. The ships were disposed in the form of a crescent. The general disposed his troops in three lines. The trees are disposed in the form of a quincunx.
2. To regulate; to adjust; to set in right order. Job 34:13 and 37.
The knightly forms of combat to dispose
3. To apply to a particular purpose; to give; to place; to bestow; as, you have disposed much in works of public piety. In this sense, to dispose of is more generally used.
4. To set, place or turn to a particular end or consequence.
Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose to future good our past and present woes.
5. To adapt; to form for any purpose.
Then must thou thee dispose another way.
6. To set the mind in a particular frame; to incline. Avarice disposes men to fraud and oppression.
Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and melancholy.
To dispose of,
1. To part with; to alienate; as, the man has disposed of his house, and removed.
2. To part with to another; to put into anothers hand or power; to bestow; as, the father has disposed of his daughter to a man of great worth.
3. To give away or transfer by authority.
A rural judge disposed of beautys prize.
4. To direct the course of a thing. Proverbs 16:1.
5. To place in any condition; as, how will you dispose of your son?
6. To direct what to do or what course to pursue; as, they know not how to dispose of themselves.
7. To use or employ; as, they know not how to dispose of their time.
8. To put away. The stream supplies more water than can be disposed of.
DISPOSE, verb intransitive To bargain; to make terms.
1. Disposal; power of disposing; management.
2. Dispensation; act of government.
3. Disposition; cast of behavior.
4. Disposition; cast of mind; inclination.