verb (used with object)
- to ship, as by common carrier, especially for sale or custody.
- to address for such shipment.
verb (used without object)
- consignment store
Origin of consign
Examples from the Web for consign
With a voice thick with tears, Collins told Fajuri he had stopped performing in 2000 and it was time to consign the piece.
That may be because it is the only state in the union which allows a simple 7-5 verdict by a jury to consign someone to death.Florida Drags Down U.S. on Amnesty International’s Global Death Penalty Report|Nico Hines|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her fourth born child, Brian, was diagnosed with nonverbal autism, but she refused to consign him to an institution.Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election|Michael Daly|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ford may have been seeking a place in heaven, the Journal warned, but this action would more likely consign him to hell.Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit|Daniel Gross|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And why would she consign herself to lame-duck status, even if two years from now that might be her intention?Nancy Pelosi Decides to Stay as Democratic Leader, Maps Out Women’s Future|Eleanor Clift|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Was it for me to consign her to death, though I was certain that would be her own choice?The Bright Face of Danger|Robert Neilson Stephens
We can prove that you are not only a swindler but a forger, and our success will consign you to a prison cell.The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus|Horatio Alger Jr.
And to think that you, an Englishman, could consign your fellow-countrymen to such a fate as that!The Pirate Slaver|Harry Collingwood
Europe will have to discover a new Siberia, to which to consign the author of these experiments with values.Friedrich Nietzsche|Georg Brandes
I cheered up the shikarries, saying we would now consign to oblivion our previous failures, and make a fresh start.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for consign
early 15c., "to ratify by a sign or seal," from Middle French consigner (15c.), from Latin consignare "to seal, register," originally "to mark with a sign," from com- "together" (see com-) + signare "to sign, mark," from signum "sign" (see sign (n.)). Commercial sense is from 1650s. Related: Consignee; consignor.