Definition of "dispatch" [dis•patch]

  • To relegate to a specific destination or send on specific business. See Synonyms at send1. (verb-transitive)
  • To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly. (verb-transitive)
  • To eat up (food); finish off (a dish or meal). (verb-transitive)
  • To put to death summarily. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of sending off, as to a specific destination. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dispatch" in a sentence
  • "The dispatch is notable for the vast fund of information London was able to gather, down to the precise details on what the Japanese infantryman carried in his kit."
  • "Any hint of fragility and dispatch is fast and lethal – threatening a chain reaction that could once again bring down the entire financial system."
  • "And another dispatch from the first lady's campaign trail here from our colleague Nia-Malika Henderson"