verb dis·band \dis-ˈband\

: to end an organization or group (such as a club)

Full Definition of DISBAND

transitive verb
:  to break up the organization of :  dissolve
intransitive verb
:  to break up as an organization :  disperse
dis·band·ment \-ˈban(d)-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISBAND

  1. They've decided to disband the club.
  2. The members of the organization have decided to disband.

Origin of DISBAND

Middle French desbander, from des- dis- + bande band
First Known Use: 1591

Related to DISBAND


Next Word in the Dictionary: disbarPrevious Word in the Dictionary: disbalanceAll Words Near: disband
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears