- Dis is defined as apart, to refuse, to do or cause the opposite of.
An example of dis is disadvantage, which is an unfavorable situation.
dis- definition by Webster's New World
- the god of the lower world; Pluto
- the lower world; Hades
Origin: Classical Latin contr. ; from dives, rich, translated, translation of Classical Greek Ploutōn, Pluto
- : also used as an intensifier [disannul]
- away, apart: dismiss, disperse
- to deprive of, expel from: disfrock, disbar
- to cause to be the opposite of: disable
- to fail, cease, refuse to: dissatisfy, disappear, disallow
- to do the opposite of: disjoin, disintegrate
- not, the opposite of, un-: dishonest, dissatisfied, displeasing
- opposite of, lack of: disease, disunion
Origin: ; from Middle English or Old French or L; Old French des- ; from Classical Latin dis- ; from Indo-European an unverified form dis- (; from an unverified form dwis-, twice, in two ; from base an unverified form dwi-: see bi-) from source Old English te-, Old High German zi-, Gothic dis-
dis- definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or disstransitive verb dissed dissed, diss·ing, diss·es Informal
Origin: African American Vernacular English, short for disrespect.
noun Roman Mythology
- The god of the underworld; Pluto.
- The underworld.
Origin: Latin Dīs, from variant of dīves, wealthy (from the belief that the underworld was the source of wealth from the ground); see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.
- Not: dissimilar.
- a. Absence of: disinterest.b. Opposite of: disfavor.
- Undo; do the opposite of: disarrange.
- a. Deprive of: disfranchise.b. Remove: disbud.
- Free from: disintoxicate.
- Used as an intensive: disannul.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French des-, from Latin dis-, apart, asunder.
dis- - Computer Definition
dis- - Medical Definition
- Not: disjugate.
- Absence of; opposite of: disorientation.
- Undo; do the opposite of: dislocate.
- Deprive of; remove: dismember.
Variant of di-
- twice, double, twofold: dichroism, dicotyledon
- Chem. having two atoms, molecules, radicals, etc.: diacid
Origin: Classical Greek di- ; from dis-, twice ; from Indo-European an unverified form dwis (from source Classical Latin bis, Middle High German zwis) ; from base an unverified form dwo, two