dismissed

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dismiss \Dis*miss"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dismissed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismissing}.] [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. d['e]mettre. See {Demise}, and cf. {Dimit}.]

1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.

He dismissed the assembly. --Acts xix. 41.

Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock. --Cowper.

Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs. --Dryden.

2. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.

3. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dismissed

adjective

1: having lost your job [syn: {discharged}, {dismissed}, {fired}, {laid-off}, {pink-slipped}]


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