verb (used with object), sent, send·ing.
- to transmit (a signal).
- to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
verb (used without object), sent, send·ing.
- to produce; bear; yield: plants sending forth new leaves.
- to dispatch out of a country as an export.
- to issue, as a publication: They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
- to emit or discharge: The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
- to distribute; issue.
- to send on the way; dispatch: They sent out their final shipment last week.
- to order delivery: We sent out for coffee.
- to release or cause to go upward; let out.
- Informal.to sentence or send to prison: He was convicted and sent up for life.
- to expose the flaws or foibles of through parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, or other forms of satire: The new movie sends up merchants who commercialize Christmas.
Origin of send1
Synonyms for send
Antonyms for send
verb (used without object), sent, send·ing, noun
verb (used without object) (of a vessel)
Origin of scend
Related Words for sendshoot, express, relay, grant, post, drop, deliver, dispatch, fire, address, forward, commit, ship, issue, assign, circulate, move, convey, propel, televise
Examples from the Web for send
Contemporary Examples of send
And as a bonus, they send home more than $20 billion in remittances each year.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
January 6, 2015
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’
January 6, 2015
Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the Hill would be divisive.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
After all, there is only one sure-fire message that I can send by putting a Coexist sticker on the back of my car.
But the main message they send is one of membership in a certain cultural group.
Historical Examples of send
“I will send her some, and likewise of mine own comfits and cakes,” said Mistress Dennet.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
I will send back and get the flour, as it is only five miles off.Explorations in Australia
I will send you these letters for your perusal in a few days.
Since I wrote the above, I ventured to send a letter by Shorey to my mother.
You must send me no more letters: but a compliable one you may send.
verb sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for send
verb, noun sends, sending or sent
verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for scend
Old English sendan "send, send forth; throw, impel," from Proto-Germanic *sandijan (cf. Old Saxon sendian, Old Norse and Old Frisian senda, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch senden, Dutch zenden, German senden, Gothic sandjan), causative form of base *sinþan, denoting "go, journey" (source of Old English sið "way, journey," Old Norse sinn, Gothic sinþs "going, walk, time"), from PIE root *sent- "to head for, go" (cf. Lithuanian siusti "send;" see sense (n.)).
Also used in Old English of divine ordinance (e.g. godsend, from Old English sand "messenger, message," from Proto-Germanic *sandaz "that which is sent"). Slang sense of "to transport with emotion, delight" is recorded from 1932, in American English jazz slang.