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Definition of Dispatch


  1. To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.
  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.
  6. To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business.
  7. The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business.
  8. Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.
  9. The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste.
  10. 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. A message transmitted by telegraph.

Dispatch Translations

dispatch in Dutch is verzenden
dispatch in German is abfertigen, Versand, Versand
dispatch in Latin is mitto, praemitto
dispatch in Norwegian is avsendelse, rapport, ekspedere