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dis·pos·al

 (dĭ-spō′zəl)
n.
1. A particular order, distribution, or placement: a pleasing disposal of plants and lawn.
2. A particular method of attending to or settling matters.
3. Transference by gift or sale.
4. The act or process of getting rid of something.
5. An electric device installed below a sink that grinds food waste so it can be flushed away.
6. The liberty or power to dispose of something: funds at our disposal.

disposal

(dɪˈspəʊzəl)
n
1. the act or means of getting rid of something
2. placement or arrangement in a particular order
3. a specific method of tending to matters, as in business
4. (Commerce) the act or process of transferring something to or providing something for another
5. the power or opportunity to make use of someone or something (esp in the phrase at one's disposal)
6. (Civil Engineering) a means of destroying waste products, as by grinding into particles
Also (for senses 2–5): disposition

dis•pos•al1

(dɪˈspoʊ zəl)

n.
1. an act or instance of disposing; arrangement: the disposal of the troops.
2. a disposing of or getting rid of something: the disposal of wastes.
3. a disposing or allotting of, as by gift or sale; bestowal or assignment.
4. power or right to dispose of a thing; control: left at my disposal.
[1620–30]

dis•pos•al2

(dɪˈspoʊ zəl)

n.
an electrical device in the drain of a sink, for grinding up garbage.
[short for garbage-disposal]

Disposal

 

deep-six To destroy, discard, or hide embarrassing or incriminating material; to reject or shelve an unwanted proposal or project; to get rid of anything undesirable. Originally an informal U.S. Navy expression for burial at sea, deep-six referred to the regulation that the water at the burial site had to be at least 600 feet (100 fathoms) deep. Eventually, deep-six referred to throwing anything overboard. Also, since many states require that the dead be buried at least six feet underground, deep-six sometimes referred to any burial. Thus, deep-six usually means to put a rejected object, scheme, matter, etc., in a place where it will receive little, if any, further notice and will be, figuratively, if not literally, buried. Since the Watergate scandal and trial (1971-75), however, deep-six often implies a political cover-up, that which is deep-sixed being not merely undesirable, but politically sensitive and potentially dangerous as well.

To destroy all incriminating documents, [the Watergate conspirators] … planned to deep-six a file in the Potomac. (Jack Anderson, New York Post, August 22, 1973)

file 13 A wastebasket; a figurative place where something will receive no further consideration. This expression enjoyed limited popularity during World War II. It has, for the most part, been replaced in contemporary usage by circular file. The use of “13” probably stems from the negative qualities associated with that number by superstitious people, and its consequent omission in number sequences denoting floors, rooms, restaurant tables, etc. Thus, to put something in file 13 is to put it in a nonexistent place.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disposal - the power to use something or someone; "used all the resources at his disposal"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
2.disposal - a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
conducting - the way of administering a business
line management - administration of the activities contributing directly to an organization's output
organization, organisation - the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business; "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"
running - the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
polity - shrewd or crafty management of public affairs; "we was innocent of stratagems and polity"
3.disposal - the act or means of getting rid of something
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
appointment - (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment; "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"
comb-out - the act of carefully weeding out unwanted things or people; "the department got a good comb-out"
giving - disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return; "the alumni followed a program of annual giving"
abandonment - the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
mine disposal - the disposal of explosive mines
sewage disposal - the disposal of sewage
lending, loaning - disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
4.disposal - a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage
kitchen appliance - a home appliance used in preparing food

disposal

noun throwing away, dumping (informal), scrapping, removal, discarding, clearance, jettisoning, ejection, riddance, relinquishment the disposal of radioactive waste

disposal

noun
2. The act of getting rid of something useless or used up:
Translations
تَخَلُّص مِن
dispoziceodvoz
bortskaffelsefjernelse
ártalmatlanításmegszabadulás vmitől
losun
odvoz
odstranitev
atmaelden çıkarma

disposal

[dɪsˈpəʊzəl] N
1. (= sale, transfer) [of goods] → venta f; [of property] → traspaso m; [of rights] → enajenación f
2. [of waste] refuse disposaleliminación f de basuras
see also bomb D
3. (= distribution) [of ornaments, furniture] → disposición f, colocación f; [of troops] → despliegue m
4. (= availability for use) → disposición f
to put sth at sb's disposalponer algo a disposición de algn
to have sth at one's disposaltener algo a su disposición, disponer de algo
it's/I'm at your disposalestá/estoy a tu disposición

disposal

[dɪˈspəʊzəl] n
(= treatment) [rubbish, waste] → traitement m
sewage disposal → traitement f des eaux usées
refuse disposal (British) garbage disposal (= machine) → broyeur m d'ordures bomb disposal, waste disposal
[property] (by selling)vente f; (by giving away)cession f
(= arrangement) → disposition f
at one's disposal → à sa disposition
to put sth at sb's disposal → mettre qch à la disposition de qn
to have sth at one's disposal → disposer de qch

disposal

n
Loswerden nt; (by selling also) → Veräußerung f; (of unwanted person or goods, of litter, body)Beseitigung f; (of question, matter)Erledigung f, → Regelung f
(= control: over resources, funds, personnel) → Verfügungsgewalt f; the means at somebody’s disposaldie jdm zur Verfügung stehenden Mittel; to put something at somebody’s disposaljdm etw zur Verfügung stellen; to be at somebody’s disposaljdm zur Verfügung stehen; we had the entire staff/building at our disposaldie ganze Belegschaft/das ganze Gebäude stand uns zur Verfügung
(form: = arrangement, of ornaments, furniture) → Anordnung f, → Arrangement nt; (Mil, of troops) → Aufstellung f

disposal

[dɪsˈpəʊzl] n (of rubbish) → eliminazione f, smaltimento; (of property etc, by selling) → vendita; (000, by giving away) → cessione f
to put sth at sb's disposal → mettere qc a disposizione di qn
to have at one's disposal → avere a propria disposizione

dispose

(diˈspəuz) verb
1. to make inclined. I am not disposed to help him.
2. to arrange or settle.
diˈsposable adjective
intended to be thrown away or destroyed after use. disposable cups/plates.
diˈsposal noun
the act of getting rid of something. the disposal of waste paper.
at one's disposal
available for one's use. They put a car at his disposal during his stay.
dispose of
to get rid of. I've disposed of your old coat.
References in classic literature ?
Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
It added that the horses were at the disposal of themselves and any escort they might select, if they would kindly give the message to Whiskey Dick.
As a point of evidence that may be useful to Clifford, and also as a memorial valuable to myself,--for, Phoebe, there are hereditary reasons that connect me strangely with that man's fate,--I used the means at my disposal to preserve this pictorial record of Judge Pyncheon's death.
In the same way Scully had all the jobs in the fire department at his disposal, and all the rest of the city graft in the stockyards district; he was building a block of flats somewhere up on Ashland Avenue, and the man who was overseeing it for him was drawing pay as a city inspector of sewers.
It was for Eva that he had managed his property; it was for Eva that he had planned the disposal of his time; and, to do this and that for Eva,--to buy, improve, alter, and arrange, or dispose something for her,--had been so long his habit, that now she was gone, there seemed nothing to be thought of, and nothing to be done.
Cut off thus unexpectedly, he left no will as to the disposal of his property.
However, he felt that his will had better be altered: instead of leaving Catherine's fortune at her own disposal, he determined to put it in the hands of trustees for her use during life, and for her children, if she had any, after her.
If you will come here -- with papa's permission -- after tea, my views on the subject of Falkland will be at your disposal.
Misty ideas of being a young man at my own disposal, of the importance attaching to a young man at his own disposal, of the wonderful things to be seen and done by that magnificent animal, and the wonderful effects he could not fail to make upon society, lured me away.
But Herbert's was a very different case, and it often caused me a twinge to think that I had done him evil service in crowding his sparely-furnished chambers with incongruous upholstery work, and placing the canary-breasted Avenger at his disposal.
These, as well as all the more minute points of light and shadow, are attributes proper to scenery in general, natural to each situation, and subject to the artist's disposal, as his taste or pleasure may dictate.
Box Five on the grand tier shall be placed at the disposal of the Opera ghost for every performance.