Dismantle meaning

dĭs-măntl
Dismantle is defined as to take apart or take to pieces.

When you take apart a Lego castle so all you have left is individual Legos, this is an example of when you dismantle the castle.

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To strip of furnishings or equipment.

Dismantled the house before knocking it down.

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To strip of covering or clothing.
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To strip of covering.
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To strip (a house, ship, etc.) of furniture, equipment, means of defense, etc.
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To take apart; disassemble.
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(originally) To divest, strip of dress or covering.
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To take apart; to disassemble; to take to pieces.
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Origin of dismantle

  • Obsolete French desmanteler to raze fortifications round a town from Old French des- dis- (em)manteler to cover with a coat, shelter (ultimately from mantel cloak mantle)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French desmanteler, itself from des- (“dis-”), mantel (“coat”) + -er (verbal suffix).

    From Wiktionary