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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 des·patch /dɪsˈpæʧ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·spatch n. & v. Same as Dispatch.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·patch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispatched p. pr. & vb. n. Dispatching.]  [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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·patch, n.  [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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an official report (usually sent in haste) [syn: dispatch,
      2: the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done
         with dispatch" [syn: dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness]
      3: killing a person or animal [syn: dispatch]
      4: the act of sending off something [syn: dispatch, shipment]
      v : send away towards a designated goal [syn: dispatch, send