despatch (not comparable)
- holding despatches
- 1931, Francis Beeding, chapter 1/1, Death Walks in Eastrepps:
- Eldridge closed the despatch-case with a snap and, rising briskly, walked down the corridor to his solitary table in the dining-car.
despatch (plural despatches)
- Alternative form of dispatch. (see also Wikipedia's Mentioned in Despatches)
- 1843, William Hickling Prescott, The Conquest of Mexico, Volume 1, 1957, page 31,
- The courier, bearing his despatches in the form of a hieroglyphical painting, ran with them to the first station, […] .
despatch (third-person singular simple present despatches, present participle despatching, simple past and past participle despatched)
- Alternative form of dispatch.
- 1833, Massachusetts Medical Society, New England Surgical Society, Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Volumes 8-9, page 31,
- She fainted, was got into bed, and a messenger was despatched for me.