• WordNet 3.6
    • v dismantle take off or remove "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
    • v dismantle take apart into its constituent pieces
    • v dismantle tear down so as to make flat with the ground "The building was levelled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dismantle To disable; to render useless.
    • Dismantle To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship. "A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to keep out the rain."
    • Dismantle To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dismantle To deprive of dress; strip; divest; undress.
    • dismantle To loose; throw open or off; undo.
    • dismantle Specifically—3. To deprive or strip of apparatus, furniture, equipments, defenses, or the like: as, to dismantle a ship, a fortress, a town, etc.
    • dismantle To break down; make useless; destroy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dismantle dis-man′tl to strip: to deprive of furniture, fittings, &c., so as to render useless: of a fortified town, to raze the fortifications.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. démanteler, OF. desmanteler,; pref: des-,L. dis-,) + manteler, to cover with a cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau, cloak. See Mantle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desmantellerdes—L. dis, away, manteler, mantel, a mantle.


In literature:

Louvre, Gallery of the, iii, 302; Dismantling of, iii, 289.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
I stood staring down at him, and about me into the dismantled room, endeavoring to clear my brain and figure all this out.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
Three of them were dismantled.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
This wing, though not yet in ruins, not yet entirely dismantled, bears evident signs of decay.
"Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath" by Henry Venn Lansdown
In a few moments the barricade was being dismantled.
"The Belgians to the Front" by Colonel James Fiske
The rope corral was dismantled and loaded.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
The roofs had been torn off, the houses dismantled, the front walls carried away.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
This may possibly have been done when Montepulciano was dismantled by the Sienese in 1232.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
This may possibly have been done when Montepulciano was dismantled by the Sienese in 1232.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The borers had been dismantled and packed away.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings

In poetry:

Upon the gleaming harvest-field remote
The thresher lies deserted, like some old
Dismantled galleon that hangs afloat
Upon a sea of gold.
"August" by James Whitcomb Riley
The bare tree there is mourning left
With all of autumn's gray bereft;
It is not what has happened me,
Think of the bare, dismantled tree.
"Weltschmertz" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Sung to the rhythm of prisons dismantled,
Manacles riven and ramparts defaced…
(Hearts death-anointed yet hearing life calling…)
Ankle chains bursting and gallows unbraced…
"The Song Of Iron" by Lola Ridge
The last of last words spoken is, Good-bye -
The last dismantled flower in the weed-grown hedge,
The last thin rumour of a feeble bell far ringing,
The last blind rat to spurn the mildewed rye.
"Good-bye" by Walter de la Mare
By Avignon's dismantled walls,
Where cloudless mid—March sunshine falls,
Rhone, through broad belts of green,
Flecked with the light of almond groves,
Upon itself reverting, roves
Reluctant from the scene.
"At Vaucluse" by Alfred Austin
But wherefore come the halt and blind?
What comfort can the pain-distressed
In such a tumult hope to find?
What is there here, to offer rest
To those, whom adverse fate has hurled,
Dismantled, on a hostile world?
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

"This is totally dismantling the system," Jordan said.
Anez, Hanowski score twice as Flyers dismantle Fergus Falls.
Feds, City Dismantle 'Violent' Street Gang.
Will Bexar County's no-refusal blood draws dismantle the effectiveness of traditional DWI defense.
GOP commissioner seeks to dismantle competitive district, make changes to congressional map.
Officers then swept into the park, arresting anyone who refused to leave and dismantling the camp.
Drew Brees, New Orleans dismantle Giants, 49-24.
Watch us dismantle our newsroom over Thanksgiving weekend on Tumblr.
All Blogs Phlog Disorder of the Phoenix: Watch us dismantle our newsroom over Thanksgiving weekend on Tumblr.
City orders Occupy Montreal protesters to dismantle camp.
Portland police dismantle 'Occupy' camps after confrontation.
Health Reform Won't Dismantle Employer Coverage, Report Says.
Kosovo Serbs stop Nato KFOR bid to dismantle roadblocks.
Perry calls for Congress to " dismantle " the EPA in order to start drilling in restricted areas.
Police this afternoon spoke with Moore about dismantling the tents, he said.

In science:

Any LexBFS ordering of vertices of a local ly finite weakly systolic complex X is a dismantling ordering of its 1–skeleton.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
The use of dismantlability of the underlying graph to prove the fixed point theorem for finite group actions is, due to our knowledge, a novelty brought by the current paper.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Subsequently, many other complexes studied in connection with group actions have dismantling properties.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Dismantlability of graphs and LC-contractibility of complexes.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
We now consider the analogue of dismantlability for a simplicial complex X investigated in the papers [CY07, Mat08]. A vertex v of X is LC-removable if lk(v , X) is a cone.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications