v. t.1.To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.
[imp. & p. p. Dispatched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispatching.]
[The] harvest men . . . almost in one fair day dispatcheth all the harvest work.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
2.To rid; to free.
3.To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.
4.To send off or away; - particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste.
5.To send out of the world; to put to death.
The company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords.
- Ezek. xxiii. 47.
v. i.1.To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business.
n.1.The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business.
2.Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.
To the utter dispatch of all their most beloved comforts.
- Milton.
3.The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste.
Serious business, craving quick dispatch.
- Shak.
4.A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; - often used in the plural; as, a messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister; naval or military dispatches.
5.A message transmitted by telegraph.
Dispatch boat
a swift vessel for conveying dispatches; an advice boat.
Dispatch box
a box for carrying dispatches; a box for papers and other conveniences when traveling.
Noun1.dispatch - an official report (usually sent in haste)
Synonyms: communique, despatch
2.dispatch - the act of sending off something
Synonyms: shipment, despatch
3.dispatch - the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done with dispatch"
4.dispatch - killing a person or animal
Synonyms: despatch
Verb1.dispatch - send away towards a designated goal
Synonyms: despatch, send off
2.dispatch - complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
Synonyms: discharge, complete
3.dispatch - kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
4.dispatch - dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently; "He dispatched the task he was assigned"
5.dispatch - kill without delay; "the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators"
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-- Dispatch --
Dispatch boat
dispatch box
dispatch case
dispatch rider
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