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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispatch, despatch, communique(noun)

    an official report (usually sent in haste)

  2. dispatch, despatch, shipment(noun)

    the act of sending off something

  3. dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousness(noun)

    the property of being prompt and efficient

    "it was done with dispatch"

  4. dispatch, despatch(verb)

    killing a person or animal

  5. dispatch, despatch, send off(verb)

    send away towards a designated goal

  6. dispatch, discharge, complete(verb)

    complete or carry out

    "discharge one's duties"

  7. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove(verb)

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  8. dispatch(verb)

    dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently

    "He dispatched the task he was assigned"

  9. dispatch(verb)

    kill without delay

    "the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators"


  1. dispatch(Noun)

    A message sent quickly, as a shipment, a prompt settlement of a business, or an important official message sent by a diplomat, or military officer.

  2. dispatch(Noun)

    The act of getting rid of something quickly

  3. dispatch(Noun)

    A mission by an emergency response service, typically attend to an emergency in the field.

  4. dispatch(Noun)

    A dismissal.

  5. dispatch(Verb)

    To send a shipment with promptness.

  6. dispatch(Verb)

    To send an important official message sent by a diplomat or military officer with promptness

  7. dispatch(Verb)

    To hurry

  8. dispatch(Verb)

    To deprive.

  9. dispatch(Verb)

    To destroy quickly and efficiently

  10. dispatch(Verb)

    To pass on for further processing, especially via a dispatch table (computing, often with to)

  11. Origin: The etymology of the word is uncertain. It is connected to the French dépêcher and dépêche which are in meaning equivalents to this word. The French words are made up of the prefix dés- (Lat. dis-) and the root of empêcher (Lat. impedicare, composed from prefix in- and pedica) translated as 'to refrain', 'to stop'. The French word came into English as "depeach", which was in use from the 15th century until "despatch" was introduced. This word is direct from the Italian dispacciare, or Spanish despachar, which must be derived from the Lat. root appearing in pactus (the perfect passive infinitive of the verb pangere) meaning fixed, fastened.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispatch(verb)

    to dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform

  2. Dispatch(verb)

    to rid; to free

  3. Dispatch(verb)

    to get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily

  4. Dispatch(verb)

    to send off or away; -- particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste

  5. Dispatch(verb)

    to send out of the world; to put to death

  6. Dispatch(verb)

    to make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business

  7. Dispatch(verb)

    the act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business

  8. Dispatch(verb)

    any sending away; dismissal; riddance

  9. Dispatch(verb)

    the finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste

  10. Dispatch(verb)

    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

  11. Dispatch(verb)

    a message transmitted by telegraph


  1. Dispatch

    Dispatch is an American indie/roots band. The band consists of Brad Corrigan, Pete Francis Heimbold, and Chad Urmston. The band, which is based in the Boston area, was originally active from 1996 until 2002. The members then announced a hiatus, which would ultimately last for almost a decade; during this period, the band came together for reunion concerts in Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C.. The hiatus ended in the beginning of 2011, when the band announced a national tour. In May of the same year, Dispatch released an EP containing six new songs, their first all-new release since 2000. The band released both their first studio album in over a decade, Circles Around the Sun, and an iTunes session in 2012 and toured North America that summer in support of the album. On April 22, 2013, Dispatch announced a double-disc live album called "Ain't No Trip to Cleveland Vol. 1" and slated for release on June 4, 2013.


  1. Dispatch

    Dispatches are intelligent group email addresses for your projects. No more noise. No more hassle.The Simplicity of Email + The Power of a Project Management System.Dispatch began at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon 2011. It was created by a team of three, including 17 year old Alex Godin, to solve organization problems with file sharing by consolidating files from different web pages.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dispatch

    All duty is required to be performed with diligence.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dispatch

    An official military letter sent by the commander of an army in the field to the authorities at home. The term is also applied to the military letters giving an account of military operations sent by subordinate officers holding detached commands to the general of an army in the field. See Dispatches.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispatch in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispatch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dispatch in a Sentence

  1. Donna Jackson:

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch was not The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

  2. Aldus Manutius:

    Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly.

  3. Genex Power:

    It enables us to store renewable energy when it's in surplus and dispatch it at times of peak demand.

  4. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    Until the Iraqi governments sensitivities are fulfilled, dispatch of forces to Bashiqa will not take place.

  5. Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed:

    The St. Louis Post Dispatch was poor judgment, i would hope that people would have more respect for veterans.

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Translations for dispatch

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  • телеграма, бързам, депеша, експедиция, пращамBulgarian
  • Besiegen, Entziehen, Versenden, Verschicken, BeeilenGerman
  • βιάζομαιGreek
  • depeŝoEsperanto
  • privar, envío urgente, despacharse, despachar, despacho, envío, comunicadoSpanish
  • lähettää, tappaaFinnish
  • elküldeni, feladásHungarian
  • dispaccioItalian
  • ablēgātiōLatin
  • verzendenDutch
  • ekspedere, (av)sendeNorwegian
  • спешить, депеша, отправлять, лишать, расправлятьсяRussian
  • omintetgöraSwedish
  • yollama, yoksun bırakma, sevk etme, acele etme, mahrum etme, gönderme, yenmeTurkish
  • 调度Chinese

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