dis·perse /dɪsˈpɝs/ 動詞
Dis·perse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispersed p. pr. & vb. n. Dispersing.]
1. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge. --Prov. xv. 7.
Two lions, in the still, dark night,
A herd of beeves disperse. --Cowper.
2. To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.
Dispersed are the glories. --Shak.
Syn: -- To scatter; dissipate; dispel; spread; diffuse; distribute; deal out; disseminate.
Dis·perse, v. i.
1. To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.
2. To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor. --Ps. cxii. 9.
v 1: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the
wagon" [syn: scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust]
2: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She
waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: dissipate,
dispel, break up, scatter]
3: move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The
children scattered in all directions when the teacher
approached"; [syn: dissipate, scatter, spread out]
4: cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse
particles" [syn: break up, scatter]
5: cause to become widely known; "spread information";
"circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate,
circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate,
propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, pass