Part of speech: noun

The act of dispatching.

Part of speech: verb

To send off swiftly; do promptly; execute; accomplish; kill outright.

Part of speech: noun

A message sent with haste, as by telegraph.

Part of speech: noun

Promptness; expedition; speed.

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Usage examples "dispatch":

  1. Matt took the dispatch, and hurried out to find some means of getting quickly to Miss Northwick with it. - "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
  2. The tale is told, and tonight I walk abroad on an errand of the head, not of the heart: I shall go across to the trading center and dispatch a knapsack by the steamer; after that I shall wander on. - "Look Back on Happiness", Knut Hamsun.
  3. No, 'twas a dispatch. - "Dawn", Eleanor H. Porter.