from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To relegate to a specific destination or send on specific business. synonym: send.
- transitive verb To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly.
- transitive verb To eat up (food); finish off (a dish or meal).
- transitive verb To put to death summarily.
- noun The act of sending off, as to a specific destination.
- noun Dismissal or rejection of something regarded as unimportant or unworthy of consideration.
- noun The act of putting to death.
- noun Speed in performance or movement. synonym: haste.
- noun A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
- noun An important message sent by a diplomat or an officer in the armed forces.
- noun A news item sent to a news organization, as by a correspondent.
from The Century Dictionary.
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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business.
- transitive verb To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.
- transitive verb obsolete To rid; to free.
- transitive verb To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.
- transitive verb To send off or away; -- particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste.
- transitive verb To send out of the world; to put to death.
- noun The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business.
- noun Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.
- noun The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste.
- noun A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; -- often used in the plural
- noun Modern A message transmitted by telegraph.
- noun a swift vessel for conveying dispatches; an advice boat.
- noun a box for carrying dispatches; a box for papers and other conveniences when traveling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To send a shipment with
- verb To send an important official message sent by a diplomat or military officer with
- verb To hurry.
- verb obsolete To
- verb To destroy quickly and efficiently.
- verb computing To pass on for further processing, especially via a
dispatch table(often with to).
- noun A message sent quickly, as a shipment, a prompt settlement of a business, or an important official message sent by a diplomat, or military officer.
- noun The act of getting rid of something quickly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun killing a person or animal
- verb dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently
- verb send away towards a designated goal
- noun the act of sending off something
- noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
- verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
- verb kill without delay
- noun the property of being prompt and efficient
- verb complete or carry out
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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