Online Dictionary

demise Explained

demise at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dı'maız]

demise at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1442, from M.Fr. demise, fem. pp. of demettre "dismiss, put away," from des- "away" (from L. dis-) + M.Fr. mettre "put," from L. mittere "let go, send." Originally "transfer of estate by will," meaning extended 1754 to "death" because that's when this happens. ///

demise at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Anglo-French; Origin: Old French demis 'sent away']//
1 formal the end of something that used to exist: demise of// --the imminent demise (=happening soon) of the local newspaper//
2 formal or law death: --the mystery surrounding Elena's untimely demise (=when death happens sooner than is normal or expected) // -- demise v [I] //

démise at French => English Of Explained:

dismissed

demise at Japanese => English Of Explained:

branch store, food stand

demise at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "demise":
abalienation, alienation, amortization, amortizement, annihilation,
assignation, assignment, bane, bargain and sale, barter,
bequeathal, biological death, cash in, cessation of life, cession,
clinical death, conferment, conferral, consignation, consignment,
conveyance, conveyancing, crossing the bar, curtains, death,
death knell, debt of nature, decease, deeding, deliverance,
delivery, depart, departure, die, disposal, disposition,
dissolution, doom, drop, dying, ebb of life, end, end of life,
ending, enfeoffment, eternal rest, exchange, exit, expiration,
expire, extinction, extinguishment, final summons, finger of death,
giving, go, going, going off, grave, hand of death, jaws of death,
knell, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep,
lease and release, leaving life, loss of life, making an end,
parting, pass, pass away, passing, passing away, passing over,
perishing, quietus, release, rest, reward, sale, sentence of death,
settlement, settling, shades of death, shadow of death, silence,
sleep, somatic death, succumb, summons of death, surrender,
trading, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal,
vesting

demise at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Death): death, decease, demise, dissolution, departure, loss, bereavement, mortality, last breath.

demise at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [sing.]
1 the end or failure of an institution, an idea, a company, etc.
2 (formal or humorous) death:
his imminent / sudden / sad demise

DEMISE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

some other sports is when a player kicks or hits the ball away from the goal of his or her own teamnoun
an open space in a forest where there are no trees:
We made camp that night in a clearing in the woods.noun
(in Britain) a bank that uses a clearing house when dealing with other banksnoun
1 a central office that banks use in order to pay each other money and exchange cheques, etc.
2 an organization that collects and exchanges information on behalf of people or other organizations:
a clearing house for applications to universitiesadverb
1 in a way that is easy to see or hear:
Please speak clearly after the tone. * It's diffic

Demise at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Demise \De*mise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demised}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Demising}.]
1. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to
grant or bestow by will; to bequeath. ``Power to demise my
lands.'' --Swift.

What honor Canst thou demise to any child of mine?
--Shak.

2. To convey; to give. [R.]

His soul is at his conception demised to him.
--Hammond.

3. (Law) To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.

Demise \De*mise"\, n. [F. d['e]mettre, p. p. d['e]mis,
d['e]mise, to put away, lay down; pref. d['e]- (L. de or
dis-) + mettre to put, place, lay, fr. L. mittere to send.
See {Mission}, and cf. {Dismiss}, {Demit}.]
1. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or
successor; transference; especially, the transfer or
transmission of the crown or royal authority to a
successor.

2. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also,
the death of any illustrious person.

After the demise of the Queen [of George II.], in
1737, they [drawing- rooms] were held but twice a
week. --P.
Cunningham.

3. (Law) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in
fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
--Bouvier.

Note: The demise of the crown is a transfer of the crown,
royal authority, or kingdom, to a successor. Thus, when
Edward IV. was driven from his throne for a few months
by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of
his dignity was called a demise. Thus the natural death
of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as
by that event the crown is transferred to a successor.
--Blackstone.

{Demise and redemise}, a conveyance where there are mutual
leases made from one to another of the same land, or
something out of it.

Syn: Death; decease; departure. See {Death}.

demise at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

demise
n : the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his
plans"; "a dying of old hopes" [syn: {death}, {dying}]
[ant: {birth}]

demise at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » démise

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » demissa||lang=la, feminine singular of perfect passive participle of Inter: term » demitto|dēmittō|lang=la, apparently via Inter: etyl » frm|en Inter: term » démise|lang=fro, the feminine singular past participle of Inter: term » démettre||lang=frm.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /dɪˈmaɪz/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: lega » l The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
    1. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
    2. Death.
    3. end (less common, usually in a negative manner)
    4. : The lack of funding ultimately led to the demise of the project.

      Related terms

      * demission

  • demit

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|прехвърляне|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|предаване по наследство


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » death
    • Afrikaans: dood
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մահ|tr=mah, Inter: t- » hy|վախճան|tr=vaxč̣an
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|смърт|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|poismeno, Inter: t+ » fi|kuolema


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: zgon, śmierć
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|morte
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|bàs|m, Inter: t- » gd|caochladh|m, Inter: t- » gd|eug|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » demis|es
  • Inter: transitive » obsolete|legal To give.
    1. Inter: transitive » legal To convey, as by will or lease.
    2. Inter: transitive » legal To transmit by inheritance.
    3. Inter: intransitive » legal To pass by inheritance.
    4. Inter: intransitiv » e To die.

      Anagrams

      * demies


    Category: Category:en:Death -
    Translation: cs » demise
    Translation: et » demise
    Translation: el » demise
    Translation: eo » demise
    Translation: fa » demise
    Translation: fr » demise
    Translation: gl » demise
    Translation: ko » demise
    Translation: io » demise
    Translation: kn » demise
    Translation: hu » demise
    Translation: my » demise
    Translation: no » demise
    Translation: pl » demise
    Translation: pt » demise
    Translation: ru » demise
    Translation: fi » demise
    Translation: sv » demise
    Translation: ta » demise
    Translation: te » demise
    Translation: th » demise
    Translation: vi » demise
    Translation: zh » demise

  • démise at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » demise

    French

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /de.miz/|lang=fr

    Verb

    démise {{f}}
  • Inter: feminine past participle of » démettre|lang=fr|sort=demise

    Anagrams

    * déisme
    • médise


    Translation: fr » démise
    Translation: fi » démise
    Translation: sv » démise