Pronunciation: (di-spōz'), [key]
—v., -posed, -pos•ing,
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.
1. to arrange or decide matters: to do as God disposes.
2. Obs.to make terms.
3. 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.
1. Archaic.disposition; habit.
2. Obs.arrangement; regulation; disposal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.