Dispatch boat, a swift vessel for conveying dispatches; an advice boat.Dispatch box, a box for carrying dispatches; a box for papers and other conveniences when traveling.

Syn. — Haste; hurry; promptness; celerity; speed. See Haste.

(Dis*patch"er) n. One who dispatches.

(Dis*patch"ful) a. Bent on haste; intent on speedy execution of business or any task; indicating haste; quick; as, dispatchful looks. Milton.

(Dis*patch"ment) n. [Cf. OF. despechement.] The act of dispatching. [Obs.] State Trials

(Dis"pa*thy) n.; pl. Dispathies [Pref. dis- + Gr. passion. See Pathos.] Lack of sympathy; want of passion; apathy. [R.]

Many discrepancies and some dispathies between us.

(Dis*pau"per) v. t. To deprive of the claim of a pauper to public support; to deprive of the privilege of suing in forma pauperis.

(Dis*pau"per*ize) v. t. To free a state of pauperism, or from paupers. J. S. Mill.

(Dis*peed") v. t. [Pref. dis- + speed.] To send off with speed; to dispatch. [Obs.] Knolles.

Then they dispeeded themselves of the Cid and of their mother-in-law, Doa Ximena.

(Dis*pel") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispelled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispelling.] [L. dispellere; dis- + pellere to push, drive. See Pulse a beating.] To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.

[Satan] gently raised
their fainting courage, and dispelled their fears.

I saw myself the lambent easy light
Gild the brown horror, and dispel the night.

(Dis*pence") v. i. & n. See Dispense. [Obs.]

(Dis*pend") v. t. [OF. despendre, L. dispendere to weigh out, dispense; dis- + pendere to weigh. See Pension, Spend, and cf. Dispense.] To spend; to lay out; to expend. [Obs.] Spenser.

Able to dispend yearly twenty pounds and above.

(Dis*pend"er) n. One who dispends or expends; a steward. [Obs.] Wyclif (1 Cor. iv. 1).

(Dis*pen"sa*ble) a. [LL. dispensabilis. See Dispense.]

3. The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste.

Serious business, craving quick dispatch.

To carry his scythe . . . with a sufficient dispatch through a sufficient space.

4. A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; — often used in the plural; as, a messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister; naval or military dispatches.

5. A message transmitted by telegraph. [Modern]

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