dispenser

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman dispensour, from Old French despenseor, from Latin dispensator

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dispenser (plural dispensers)

  1. Something or someone that dispenses things.
    • 2014 October 30, Ben Brantley, “When the head leads the heart: 'The Real Thing,' With Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway [print version: When the witty head is far ahead of the heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor star in revival of 'Real Thing', International New York Times, 4 November 2014, p. 9]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      While we know – because the script tells us so – that the people we are watching are in love and in pain and in trouble, they never come across as more than dispensers of sparkling aperçus.
    1. An object used to dispense other items.
      a toilet-paper dispenser
    2. A person who makes up prescriptions, such as an optician or pharmacist.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dispensō. Compare dépenser.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dis.pɑ̃.se/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

dispenser

  1. (transitive) to excuse, exempt (de from)
  2. (transitive, literary) to dispense, give out, radiate
  3. (transitive) to distribute, dispense
  4. (reflexive) to avoid, refrain (de from)

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English dispenser, from Anglo-Norman dispensour, from Old French despenseor, from Latin dispensator.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [dɪsˈpɛnsər]
  • Hyphenation: dis‧pèn‧sêr

NounEdit

dispènsêr (first-person possessive dispenserku, second-person possessive dispensermu, third-person possessive dispensernya)

  1. dispenser
    1. (colloquial) water dispenser.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dispēnser

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of dispēnsō

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English dispenser

NounEdit

dispenser m (definite singular dispenseren, indefinite plural dispensere, definite plural dispenserne)

  1. a dispenser (object used to dispense)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English dispenser

NounEdit

dispenser m (definite singular dispenseren, indefinite plural dispenserar, definite plural dispenserane)

  1. a dispenser (object used to dispense)

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