dis|burse

dis|burse
dis|burse «dihs BURS», transitive verb, -bursed, -burs|ing.
to pay out; expend: »

The treasurer is in charge of disbursing money to pay the club's bills. Our city treasurer disburses thousands of dollars each week.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under spend. (Cf.spend)
[< Old French desbourser < des- away (< Latin dis-) + bourse purse < Late Latin bursa < Greek býrsa leather. Compare etym. under bursa. (Cf.bursa)]

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  • dis|burse|ment — «dihs BURS muhnt», noun. 1. the act of paying out: »Our treasurer attends to the disbursement of funds. 2. money paid out; expenditure: »Disbursements must stay within the budget …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis·burse — …   Useful english dictionary

  • burse — burse; dis·burse·ment; re·im·burse; re·im·burse·ment; dis·burse; …   English syllables

  • dis — dis·accord; dis·advantage; dis·affect; dis·aggregate; dis·ap·pear; dis·array; dis·bar; dis·burse; dis·card; dis·charge; dis·ci·ple; dis·ci·pli·nar·i·an; dis·ci·pline; dis·claim; dis·close; dis·co; dis·co·glos·sid; dis·coid; dis·coi·dal;… …   English syllables

  • disburse — dis·burse …   English syllables

  • disburse — dis•burse [[t]dɪsˈbɜrs[/t]] v. t. bursed, burs•ing 1) to pay out (money), esp. for expenses; expend 2) to distribute • Etymology: 1520–30; < MF desbourser, OF desborser=des dis I+ borser, der. of borse purse < LL bursa bag dis•burs′a•ble,… …   From formal English to slang

  • disburse — dis|burse [dısˈbə:s US ə:rs] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: desborser, from borse money bag ] to pay out money, especially from a large sum that is available for a special purpose >disbursement n [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disburse — dis|burse [ dıs bɜrs ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to pay money from a FUND (=an amount of money available for a particular purpose) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disbursement — dis|burse|ment [ dıs bɜrsmənt ] noun VERY FORMAL count an amount of money that is paid from a FUND (=an amount of money available for a particular purpose) a. uncount the process of paying money from a FUND …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disbursement — dis·burse·ment …   English syllables

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