• WordNet 3.6
    • n dispatcher employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
    • n dispatcher the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After mating, the female black widow spider turns on her partner and devours him. The female may dispatch as many as twenty-five suitors a day in this manner.
    • n Dispatcher One who dispatches.
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  • Joseph Addison
    “There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.”
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    “Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.”


In literature:

General Mitchell immediately dispatched Kennett in pursuit.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
From time to time officers, orderlies and couriers came into the room, bearing dispatches.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
BROWN, Cyril, dispatches, 718, 780, 925-938.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
The General was down at the saw-mill in the valley, seated at his table, penning a dispatch.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
On the same day the President sent in the famous X Y Z dispatches, in confidence.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Very soon was the savage brute dispatched and his body thrown out of the wigwam.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
An orderly appeared with several telegraphic dispatches.
"A Wounded Name" by Charles King
On the previous afternoon, John had dispatched Jonas to Abila, and he had returned with a number of cows' horns.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
Before putting on their caps, they fastened the quills with the dispatches in their hair.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
My orders are to use all dispatch back to Romney with General Banks's answer.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston

In poetry:

"Here your Hamar-made matches!"
Only to strike one here,
Our thanks far-away dispatches,
With peace his fair home to cheer.
"Hamar-Made Matches" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Hell's forces, with thy mind appal,
His arm can soon dispatch;
How strong soe'er, yet for them all,
Thy Husband's more than match.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
The king, he soaked his arrows true
in poison, and beyond the plains
dispatched those messengers and slew
his neighbors in their own domains.
"The Upas Tree" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
Be aware that I take no pity on myself,
that I mix my blood with birch trees!
I bring this to your attention with dispatch!
Watch what you do!
"Knot 19" by Nichita Stanescu
Its sharpness does my lust dispatch;
Its suddenness alarms my watch,
Its bitterness refines my taste,
And weans me from the creature's breast.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
In Admirals' dispatches their names are seldom heard,
They justify their being by more than written word:
In battle, toil and tempest, and dangers manifold,
The doughty deeds of Small Craft will never all be told.
"Small Craft" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Shelley Smith's latest dispatch comes from the Lakers' Monday practice in preparation for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Emergency dispatchers tell us some homes in the area have been evacuated.
According to Utica's Observer Dispatch, There were about 300 people, primarily children.
Times-Dispatch Staff Times-Dispatch Published: December 26, 2011.
Louis Rams executive Kevin Demoff left team headquarters on a stretcher after fainting , Jim Thomas of the St Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Very cool write up in the Post Dispatch about Alabama Shakes.
Twenty-five years after a death that made national headlines, the LAFD's dispatch center is still not accredited and other reforms have fallen short.
In the popular imagination, the colossal squid is fast and terrifying, able to dispatch whales and submarines with ease.
Kevin Drum doesn't think much of Michael Lewis's latest European dispatch for Vanity Fair — and neither do I.
The Mono County dispatch officer on Monday morning reported via emergency radio 96 strands of fiber optic cable were sliced in two separate places.
Fife leaders have finalized a pact that's expected to add the city's emergency dispatch operation to South Sound 911 – a move that leaves Puyallup as the last holdout yet to sign on with the regional dispatch effort.
Photo courtesy to the ledger dispatch.
Enterprise Dispatch, Jan 30, 2006.
One dispatch from Pyongyang said the people and the military have pledged to uphold his leadership.
The emergency dispatch center in Casper has been overwhelmed with people calling 911 with questions about the fire.

In science:

Decentralized Off-line Algorithm A0: By a central job-dispatching entity: it implements a lastempty-server- first strategy.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
As discussed at the end of last section, the last-emptyserver- first job-dispatching strategy utilizes only past j ob arrival/departure information.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
For the same a (t) , t ∈ [0, T ], under the last-emptyserver- first job-dispatching strategy, each server will ge t the same job at the same time and the job will leave the server at the same time for both off-line and online situations.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
Due to the lastempty-server- first job-dispatching strategy, the server c an easy tell that it will receive a job if any a(t) in the window exceeds a(t1 ), and no job otherwise.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
In fact, as shown in Theorem 7 later in this section, the algorithm A1 has the best possible competitive ratio for any deterministic algorithms under the last-empty-server- first job-dispatching strategy.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers