3 the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done with dispatch" [syn: despatch, expedition, expeditiousness]
4 killing a person or animal [syn: despatch]
3 kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered" [syn: murder, slay, hit, bump off, polish off, remove]
4 dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently; "He dispatched the task he was assigned"
5 kill without delay; "the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators"
- despatch U.K.
Etymologyrfc Etymology is a mess
From Spanish despachar or Italian dispacciare, from Provençal despachar "to get rid of", from Middle French despeechier "to set free", from Old French
- Spanish: despachar
- Spanish: despachar
A message sent quickly
The act of dispatching
Translations to be checked
A dispatch or dispatches can refer to:
- Dispatch (logistics), a procedure in logistics
- Dispatch (band), an American jam band
- Dispatches (TV series), a documentary show on Channel 4 in the UK
- Dispatches (radio program), a Canadian radio program
- Dispatches (book), a book by Michael Herr about the Vietnam War
- Dynamic dispatch, a computer programming technique
- Dispatch News Service, a news agency
- Dispatcher Jeep, the iconic Postal Jeep used by the U.S. Postal Service
- Citroën Jumpy (formerly known as the Citroën Dispatch in the UK), a small van
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