Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dispatch”

dispatch

verb [T]  /dɪˈspætʃ/ us  
to send someone or something to a place for a particular purpose: Within seconds the university police can identify the exact origin of the alarm and dispatch officers to investigate.

dispatch

noun [C/U]  /dɪˈspætʃ/ us  
a report sent to you from another place: [U] In her latest dispatch, our correspondent reports on new negotiations. [C] a military dispatch If something is done with dispatch, it is done quickly.
(Definition of dispatch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dispatch?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dispatch” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More