verb (used with or without object), noun
OTHER WORDS FROM despatchout·des·patch, verb (used with object)un·des·patched, adjective
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Definition for despatch (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a method of effecting a speedy delivery of goods, money, etc.
- a conveyance or organization for the expeditious transmission of goods, money, etc.
Origin of dispatch
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Example sentences from the Web for despatch
Frontenac defines his position and raises a note of alarm in his very first despatch to the minister for the colonies.Count Frontenac|William Dawson LeSueur
The despatch of the Salonika force and their outfit are absorbing all my energies.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
The despatch has not yet arrived, but I fear that the ambassador has died, for he was very ill at Nangasaque.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|E. H. Blair
Lebrun's missives of 20th December bore fruit seven days later in Chauvelin's despatch to Grenville.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
This morning I received your letter and despatch of the 3rd and 4th instant, and soon after, the enclosed note from Townshend.Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third|The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos