(Dis*plume") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displumed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Displuming.] [Pref. dis- +
plume: cf. OF. desplumer, F. déplumer.] To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to
dishonor; to degrade.
Displumed, degraded, and metamorphosed.Burke.
(Dis"po*line) n. (Chem.) One of several isomeric organic bases of the quinoline series of
(Dis*pond") n. See Despond.
(Di*spon"dee) n. [L. dispondeus, Gr. di- = di`s- twice + spondee.] (Gr. Lat. Pros.) A
double spondee; a foot consisting of four long syllables.
(Dis*pone") v. t. [L. disponere. See Disposition.]
1. (Her.) To dispose.
2. To dispose of. Chaucer.
3. (Scots Law) To make over, or convey, legally.
He has disponed . . . the whole estate.Sir W. Scott.
(Dis`po*nee") n. (Scots Law) The person to whom any property is legally conveyed.
(Dis*pon"er) n. (Scots Law) One who legally transfers property from himself to another.
(Dis*ponge") v. t. [Pref. dis- + sponge.] To sprinkle, as with water from a sponge. [Poetic
& Rare] [Written also dispunge.]
O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,. Shak.
The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me
(Dis*pope") v. t. To refuse to consider as pope; to depose from the popedom.
One whom they disposed.Tennyson.
(Di*spor"ous) a. [Pref. di- + sporous.] (Biol.) Having two spores.
(Dis*port") n. [OF. desport, deport. See Disport, v. i., and cf. Sport.] Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness.
(Dis*port"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disported; p. pr. & vb. n. Disporting.] [OF. se desporter; pref.
des- (L. dis-) + F. porter to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self away from work, to go to amuse
one's self. See Port demeanor, and cf. Sport.] To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly
and without restraint; to amuse one's self.
Where light disports in ever mingling dyes.Pope.
Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun,Byron.
Disporting there like any other fly.
(Dis*port"), v. t. [OF. desporter. See Disport, v. i.]
1. To divert or amuse; to make merry.
They could disport themselves.Buckle.