verb (used with object)
- to ship, as by common carrier, especially for sale or custody.
- to address for such shipment.
verb (used without object)
Origin of consign
Synonyms for consign
Examples from the Web for reconsigned
Historical Examples of reconsigned
In sixteen hours more, one toad was taken from a box and found to be lively, and was reconsigned to its prison.
They dared not trust themselves within the power of our troops, lest they should be reconsigned to slavery.The Exiles of Florida
Joshua R. Giddings
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.