Found 2 items, similar to despatch.
English → English
n 1: an official report (usually sent in haste) [syn: dispatch
2: the property of being prompt and efficient; “it was done
3: killing a person or animal [syn: dispatch
4: the act of sending off something [syn: dispatch
v : send away towards a designated goal [syn: dispatch
, send off
English → English
, n. [Cf. OF. despeche, F. d['e]p[^e]che.
, v. t.] [Written also despatch
1. The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on
2. Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.
To the utter dispatch of all their most beloved
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]
, a swift vessel for conveying dispatches; an
, a box for carrying dispatches; a box for
papers and other conveniences when traveling.
Syn: Haste; hurry; promptness; celerity; speed. See Haste
(?; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispatching
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
.] [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
2. To rid; to free. [Obs.]
I had clean dispatched myself of this great charge.
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
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.
Syn: To expedite; hasten; speed; accelerate; perform;
conclude; finish; slay; kill.