1. The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will.
Who have received the law by the disposition of angels. --Acts vii. 53.
The disposition of the work, to put all things in a beautiful order and harmony, that the whole may be of a piece. --Dryden.
2. The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice.
3. Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.
4. Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.
How stands your disposition to be married? --Shak.
5. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind. “A man of turbulent disposition.” --Hallam. “He is of a very melancholy disposition.”
His disposition led him to do things agreeable to his quality and condition wherein God had placed him. --Strype.
6. Mood; humor.
As I perchance hereafter shall think meet
To put an antic disposition on. --Shak.
Syn: -- Disposal; adjustment; regulation; arrangement; distribution; order; method; adaptation; inclination; propensity; bestowment; alienation; character; temper; mood. -- Disposition, Character, Temper. Disposition is the natural humor of a person, the predominating quality of his character, the constitutional habit of his mind. Character is this disposition influenced by motive, training, and will. Temper is a quality of the fiber of character, and is displayed chiefly when the emotions, especially the passions, are aroused.
n 1: your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition" [syn: temperament]
2: the act or means of getting rid of something [syn: disposal]
3: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one
alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up
too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict" [syn: inclination,
4: a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a
person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to