1. [ verb ] (transportation) send away towards a designated goal
Synonyms: despatch send_off
Related terms: transport route bundle_off
2. [ noun ] (writing,news) an official report (usually sent in haste)
Synonyms: communique despatch
Related terms: report dateline
3. [ noun ] the act of sending off something
Synonyms: shipment despatch
Related terms: departure reshipment transport
4. [ verb ] complete or carry out
Synonyms: complete discharge

"discharge one's duties"

Related terms: carry_through carry
5. [ verb ] dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently

"He dispatched the task he was assigned"

Related terms: act
6. [ verb ] kill without delay

"the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators"

Related terms: kill
7. [ verb ] (criminal law) kill intentionally and with premeditation
Synonyms: murder bump_off polish_off hit remove slay

"The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

Related terms: kill execute burke murder murderer
8. [ noun ] the property of being prompt and efficient
Synonyms: expeditiousness despatch expedition

"it was done with dispatch"

Related terms: celerity
9. [ noun ] the murder or execution of someone
Synonyms: despatch
Related terms: killing murder
Similar spelling:   dispatcher