- IPA(key): /dɪsˈmɪs/
- (UK also) IPA(key): /dɪzˈmɪs/
- Hyphenation: dis‧miss
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɪs
- (transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
The company dismissed me after less than a year.
- (transitive) To order to leave.
The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.
- (transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.
- (transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept.
The court dismissed the case.
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
- "He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
- To send or put away.
She dismissed him with a wave of the hand.
- (transitive, cricket) To get a batsman out.
He was dismissed for 99 runs.
- (transitive, soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off.
2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1-3 Blackburn”, in BBC:
- Kalinic later saw red for a rash tackle on Paul Scharner before Gabriel Tamas was dismissed for bringing down Diouf.
- See Thesaurus:lay off (from employment)
to order to leave
to reject, refuse to accept
to give someone a red card
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