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dispatch Explained

dispatch at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıs'pætʃ]

dispatch at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1517, "to send off in a hurry," from Sp. despacher "expedite, hasten," probably opposite of O.Prov. empachar "impede," either from Gallo-Romance *impactare, frequentive of L. pingere "dash against," or ult. from L. pedica "shackle" (see impeach). Meaning "to get rid of by killing" is attested from 1530. Noun sense of "a message sent speedily" is first attested 1582. ///

dispatch at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

320 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispatch":
accelerate, accomplish, accomplished fact, accomplishment, account,
achieve, achievement, acknowledgment, acquaintance, address,
administration, advice, agility, air speed, air-express,
airfreight, airmail, alacrity, annihilate, announcement, answer,
assassinate, assassination, attain, attainment, bane,
bereave of life, billet, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, blue book,
braining, briefing, briskness, bulletin, bump off, bundle, bury,
business letter, bustle, carry away, carry off, carrying out,
celerity, chit, chloroform, commission, communication, communique,
compass, complete, completion, conclude, conduct, consign, consume,
consummate, consummation, convey, cope with, crowd, cut down,
cut off, data, datum, deal with, dealing death, decisiveness,
deprive of life, destroy, destruction, destruction of life, devour,
directory, discharge, disposal, dispose of, do, do away with,
do for, do in, do the job, do the trick, do to death, document,
down, drive on, drop a letter, eat up, effect, effectuate,
effectuation, eliminate, embark, embassy, enact, enactment, end,
enlightenment, epistle, erase, euthanasia, evidence, execute,
execution, expedite, expedition, expeditiousness, export, express,
exterminate, extermination, facts, factual information,
fait accompli, familiarization, fastness, favor, fetch, finish,
finish off, flight, flit, flow of blood, flurry, forward, freight,
fruition, fulfill, fulfillment, gen, general information, get,
get away with, get done, get down, get through, goodwill, gore,
ground speed, guidebook, gun down, handle, handling, handout,
hard information, haste, hasten, hasten on, hie on, hit, hurry,
hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle, hustle up, ice, immediacy,
immediateness, immolate, immolation, implementation,
incidental information, info, information, ingest,
instantaneousness, instruction, intelligence, kill, killing,
knock off, knots, knowledge, lapidation, launch into eternity, lay,
letter, light, lightning speed, line, liquidate, lynch, mail, make,
make away with, manage, management, martyr, martyrdom,
martyrization, martyrize, mention, mercy killing, message,
miles per hour, mission accomplished, missive, murder, news item,
nimbleness, note, notice, notification, perform, performance,
perpetration, piece, pneumatogram, poison, poisoning, polish off,
post, precipitate, precipitation, presentation, press, produce,
production, promotional material, promptitude, promptness, proof,
publication, publicity, punctuality, punctualness, purge, push,
push on, push through, put away, put down, put to death,
put to sleep, quicken, quickness, railroad through, rapidity,
readiness, realization, realize, release, remit, remove from life,
reply, report, rescript, ritual killing, ritual murder, round pace,
route, rpm, rub out, rush, rush along, rustle, sacrifice, send,
send away, send forth, send off, sharpness, ship, shooting,
sidelight, silence, slaughter, slay, slaying, smartness,
snappiness, speed, speed along, speed up, speediness, spryness,
spur, stampede, starve, statement, stoning, story, succeed,
success, summariness, surround, swallow, swift rate, swiftness,
take care of, take down, take in, take life, take off,
taking of life, telegram, the dope, the goods, the know, the scoop,
transact, transaction, transmission, transmit, tuck in,
turn the trick, urge, velocity, waste, whip, whip along,
white book, white paper, word, work, work out, zap

dispatch at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Ejection): release, let out, send out, dispatch, exhale, excrete, secrete, extravasate, shed, void, evacuation, emit, extrude, effuse, spend, expend, squirt, spurt, spill, exude.

[V] (Killing): kill, put to death, slay, shed blood, murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate, massacre, dispatch, take out*.

[N] (News): news, information, piece of news, intelligence, word, advice, message, dispatch, despatch, telegram, cable, wire, communication, fax, e-mail.

[N] (Correspondence): correspondence, letter, epistle, note, billet, post card, missive, circular, chit, letter card, dispatch, bulletin, telegram, fax, e-mail, electronic mail.

[N] (Haste): haste, urgency, dispatch, acceleration, rush, dash, speed, velocity, precipitation, precipitousness, impetuosity, hurry, drive, scramble, bustle, fuss.

[V] (Conduct): transact, execute, dispatch, proceed with, discharge, carry out, put into effect, enact, put into practice, do, behave oneself, conduct oneself.

[N] (Completion): completion, accomplishment, achievement, fulfillment, performance, execution, dispatch, culmination, finish, conclusion, close, end, terminus, arrival, winding up, finale, denouement, issue, upshot, result, crowning touch, finishing touch, coup de grace .

[N] (Command): command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, bidding, dictum, dictate, ukaze, decree, behest, call, dispatch, message, direction, injunction, charge, instructions, demand, exaction, claim, reclamation, ultimatum.

dispatch at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(BrE also despatch) verb, noun
verb [VN]
1 ~ sb/sth (to ...) (formal) to send sb/sth somewhere, especially for a special purpose:
Troops have been dispatched to the area. * A courier was dispatched to collect the documents.
2 ~ sth (to sb/sth) (formal) to send a letter, parcel/package or message somewhere:
Goods are dispatched within 24 hours of your order reaching us.
3 (formal) to deal or finish with sb/sth quickly and completely:
He dispatched the younger player in straight sets.
4 (old-fashioned) to kill a person or an animal
noun
1 [U] (formal) the act of sending sb/sth somewhere:
More food supplies are ready for immediate dispatch.
2 [C] a message or report sent quickly from one military officer to another or between government officials:
The latest dispatch was held up for three hours at the border. * He was mentioned in dispatches (= for brave acts in war).
3 [C] a report sent to a newspaper by a journalist who is working in a foreign country:
dispatches from the war zone
IDIOMS
with dispatch (formal) quickly and efficiently:
He carries out his duties with efficiency and dispatch.

dispatch at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(BrE also despatch) verb, noun
verb [VN]
1 ~ sb/sth (to ...) (formal) to send sb/sth somewhere, especially for a special purpose:
Troops have been dispatched to the area. * A courier was dispatched to collect the documents.
2 ~ sth (to sb/sth) (formal) to send a letter, parcel/package or message somewhere:
Goods are dispatched within 24 hours of your order reaching us.
3 (formal) to deal or finish with sb/sth quickly and completely:
He dispatched the younger player in straight sets.
4 (old-fashioned) to kill a person or an animal
noun
1 [U] (formal) the act of sending sb/sth somewhere:
More food supplies are ready for immediate dispatch.
2 [C] a message or report sent quickly from one military officer to another or between government officials:
The latest dispatch was held up for three hours at the border. * He was mentioned in dispatches (= for brave acts in war).
3 [C] a report sent to a newspaper by a journalist who is working in a foreign country:
dispatches from the war zone
IDIOMS
with dispatch (formal) quickly and efficiently:
He carries out his duties with efficiency and dispatch.

Dispatch at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dispatch \Dis*patch"\, v. i.
To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of
business.

They have dispatched with Pompey. --Shak.

Dispatch \Dis*patch"\, n. [Cf. OF. despeche, F. d['e]p[^e]che.
See {Dispatch}, v. t.] [Written also {despatch}.]
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.

To carry his scythe . . . with a sufficient dispatch
through a sufficient space. --Paley.

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. [Modern]

{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.

Syn: Haste; hurry; promptness; celerity; speed. See {Haste}.

Dispatch \Dis*patch"\ (?; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Dispatched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispatching}.] [OF.
despeechier, F. d['e]p[^e]cher; prob. from pref. des- (L.
dis-) + (assumed) LL. pedicare to place obstacles in the way,
fr. L. pedica fetter, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See {Foot}, and
cf. {Impeach}, {Despatch}.] [Written also {despatch}.]
1. To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly;
to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.

Ere we put ourselves in arms, dispatch we The
business we have talked of. --Shak.

[The] harvest men . . . almost in one fair day
dispatcheth all the harvest work. --Robynson
(More's
Utopia).

2. To rid; to free. [Obs.]

I had clean dispatched myself of this great charge.
--Udall.

3. To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.

Unless dispatched to the mansion house in the
country . . . they perish among the lumber of
garrets. --Walpole.

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

Even with the speediest expedition I will dispatch
him to the emperor's cou??. --Shak.

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.

Syn: To expedite; hasten; speed; accelerate; perform;
conclude; finish; slay; kill.

dispatch at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

dispatch
v 1: send away towards a designated goal [syn: {despatch}, {send
off}]
2: complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties" [syn: {discharge},
{complete}]
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"

dispatch
n 1: an official report (usually sent in haste) [syn: {despatch},
{communique}]
2: the act of sending off something [syn: {despatch}, {shipment}]
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}]

dispatch at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Alternative forms

* despatch (UK, Australia)

Etymology

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.
The New English Dictionary finds the earliest instance of dispatch letter to Henry VIII. from Bishop Tunstall, commissioner to Spain in 1516–1517.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » AusE Inter: IPA » /dəˈspætʃ/
  • Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /dɪˈspætʃ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /dɪˈspætʃ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-dispatch.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ætʃ

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » dispatches|dispatching|dispatched


  • To send a shipment with promptness.
    1. To send an important official message sent by a diplomat or military officer with promptness.
    2. To hurry.
    3. Inter: obsolet » e To deprive.
    4. To destroy quickly and efficiently.
    5. Inter: computin » g To pass on for further processing, especially via a dispatch table (often with to).

      Synonyms

      * kill

  • make haste
  • destroy
  • send

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » To send with promptness
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|пращам
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lähettää
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Verschicken|n, Inter: t- » de|Versenden|n
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|elküldeni
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|dispaccio

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|(av)sendeInter: attention » noInter: attention » nbInter: attention » nn, Inter: t+ » no|ekspedere
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отправлять
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|despachar
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|gönderme, Inter: t+ » tr|yollama, Inter: t- » tr|sevk etme


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To hurry
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|бързам
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Beeilen|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|βιάζομαι|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|спешить
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|despachar
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|acele etme

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To defeat
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Besiegen|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|despachar


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yenme

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To deprive
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Entziehen|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|лишать


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|privar
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|mahrum etme, Inter: t- » tr|yoksun bırakma

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To destroy quickly and efficiently
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tappaa
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|расправляться


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: despacharse
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|omintetgöra

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » es
  • 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.
    1. The act of getting rid of something quickly.
    2. Inter: quote-magazine » title=An internet of airborne things|date=2012-12-01|volume=405|issue=8813|page=3 (Technology Quarterly)|magazine=Category: w - :The Economist|The Economist|url=http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21567193-networking-enthusiasts-dream-building-drone-powered-internet-carry-objects


    |passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.
  • A mission by an emergency response service, typically attend to an emergency in the field.
    1. Inter: obsolet » e A dismissal.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » A message sent quickly

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|депеша|f, Inter: t+ » bg|телеграма|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|depeŝo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|депеша|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|envío urgente
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yollama


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » The act of dispatching
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|експедиция|f
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|feladás


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|ablegatio|f|alt=ablēgātiō
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|envío, Inter: t+ » es|despacho, Inter: t- » es|comunicado

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A dismissal
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: delegar


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * dispatcher
  • dispatch case
  • dispatch table

  • Translation: cs » dispatch
    Translation: et » dispatch
    Translation: el » dispatch
    Translation: fa » dispatch
    Translation: fr » dispatch
    Translation: ko » dispatch
    Translation: io » dispatch
    Translation: kn » dispatch
    Translation: li » dispatch
    Translation: hu » dispatch
    Translation: mg » dispatch
    Translation: my » dispatch
    Translation: ps » dispatch
    Translation: pl » dispatch
    Translation: fi » dispatch
    Translation: sv » dispatch
    Translation: ta » dispatch
    Translation: uk » dispatch
    Translation: vi » dispatch
    Translation: zh » dispatch