dispenser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman dispensour, from Old French despenseor, from Latin dispensator

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Noun[edit]

dispenser ‎(plural dispensers)

  1. Something or someone that dispenses things.
    • 2014 October 30, Ben Brantley, “When the head leads the heart: 'The Real Thing,' With Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway [print version: When the witty head is far ahead of the heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor star in revival of 'Real Thing', International New York Times, 4 November 2014, p. 9]”[1], The New York Times:
      While we know – because the script tells us so – that the people we are watching are in love and in pain and in trouble, they never come across as more than dispensers of sparkling aperçus.
    1. An object used to dispense other items.
      a toilet-paper dispenser
    2. A person who makes up prescriptions, such as an optician or pharmacist.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Latin dispenso

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Verb[edit]

dispenser

  1. (transitive) to excuse, exempt (de from)
  2. (transitive, literary) to dispense, give out, radiate
  3. (transitive) to distribute, dispense
  4. (reflexive) to avoid, refrain (de from)

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Latin[edit]

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dispenser

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of dispensō