despatch

Primary Meanings of despatch

1.
nv
the act of sending off something
send away towards a designated goal
2.
n
killing a person or animal
3.
n
the property of being prompt and efficient
4.
n
an official report (usually sent in haste)
Full Definitions of despatch
1

n the act of sending off something

Synonyms:
dispatch, shipment
Types:
reshipment
the act of shipping again (especially by transferring to another ship)
Type of:
departure, going, going away, leaving
the act of departing

v send away towards a designated goal

Synonyms:
dispatch, send off
Types:
bundle off
send off unceremoniously
route
send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
Type of:
send, ship, transport
transport commercially
2

n killing a person or animal

Synonyms:
dispatch
Type of:
kill, killing, putting to death
the act of terminating a life
3

n the property of being prompt and efficient

Synonyms:
dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness
Type of:
celerity, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness
a rate that is rapid
4

n an official report (usually sent in haste)

Synonyms:
communique, dispatch
Type of:
account, news report, report, story, write up
a short account of the news

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