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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Dis*miss"
  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.

Etymology: L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. démettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit

noun Dis*miss"
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  1. Declare void
  2. Bar from attention or consideration ("She dismissed his advances")
  3. Cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration ("This case is dismissed!")
  4. End one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave ("I was dismissed after I gave my report")
  5. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  6. Stop associating with

Fun Facts about the name Dismiss

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Past life for Dismiss born Apr 12, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).