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[sen-der] /ˈsɛn dər/
a person or thing that sends.
a transmitter of electric pulses, as in telegraphy.
Origin of sender
1150-1200; Middle English; send1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The second motion (the dash) is a similar motion to the left of the sender.

  • Purposely, he put no card with them, feeling that she would guess the sender.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • In tests of naming small objects held by the sender, the receiver correctly named five out of six.

  • They were all dispatched from places where, even if inquiry were made, the sender could not be traced.

    The Golden Face William Le Queux
  • I knew beforehand who the sender was, and what the drift of the message would be.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
Word Origin and History for sender

c.1200, agent noun from send (v.). In 1930s slang, a popular musician or song. Sendee is recorded from 1806.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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