Dis·miss v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismissed p. pr. & vb. n. Dismissing.]
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.
adj : having lost your job [syn: discharged, fired, laid-off,