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.
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Idioms for dispatch
Origin of dispatch
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Example sentences from the Web for dispatch
In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson was dispatched to report on a motorcycle race in Las Vegas.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also claimed that the CIA had dispatched a clone of himself to Foxcatcher Farm to kill Schultz.
Kremlin officials deny they dispatched any column across the border on Thursday, slamming the allegation as fantasy.Ukraine Rebels Boast About Troops and Tanks Coming from Russia|Jamie Dettmer|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was very hard to see all my friends be dispatched to cover this breaking news story.Soledad O'Brien's Next Chapter: 'The War Comes Home,' Her CNN Departure, and the State of News|Marlow Stern|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Iran is already said to have dispatched small military units to Baghdad.
A messenger was at once dispatched to the hall with a note of apology for their abrupt departure.Frank Oldfield|T.P. Wilson
In that year 750,000 bushels were dispatched for Philadelphia.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
A national messenger was dispatched to Normandy to announce the invitation.King Alfred of England|Jacob Abbott
When you again secure the signature you require, we will see to it that another messenger is dispatched to your home bearing it.The Pioneer Boys of the Yellowstone|Harrison Adams
The answer was dispatched next day through Sir Alfred Milner.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle