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[ send ]

verb (used with object)

, sent, send·ing.
  1. to cause, permit, or enable to go:

    to send a messenger; They sent their son to college.

    Antonyms: receive

  2. to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination:

    to send a letter.

    Synonyms: forward, dispatch, transmit

  3. to order, direct, compel, or force to go:

    The president sent troops to Asia.

  4. to direct, propel, or deliver to a particular point, position, condition, or direction:

    to send a punch to the jaw; The punch sent the fighter reeling.

    Synonyms: project, fling, hurl, cast

  5. to emit, discharge, or utter (usually followed by off, out, or through ):

    The lion sent a roar through the jungle.

  6. to cause to occur or befall:

    The people beseeched Heaven to send peace to their war-torn village.

  7. Electricity.
    1. to transmit (a signal).
    2. to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
  8. Slang. to delight or excite:

    Frank Sinatra's records used to send her.

verb (used without object)

, sent, send·ing.
  1. to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
  2. Electricity. to transmit a signal:

    The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.

verb phrase

    1. to release or cause to go upward; let out.
    2. Informal. to sentence or send to prison:

      He was convicted and sent up for life.

    3. 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.

  1. to cause to be dispatched or delivered to a destination:

    Send in your contest entries to this station.

    1. to produce; bear; yield:

      plants sending forth new leaves.

    2. to dispatch out of a country as an export.
    3. to issue, as a publication:

      They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.

    4. to emit or discharge:

      The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.

  2. to cause to depart or to be conveyed from oneself; dispatch; dismiss:

    His teacher sent him off to the principal's office.

  3. British. to expel, especially from Oxford or Cambridge.
    1. to distribute; issue.
    2. to send on the way; dispatch:

      They sent out their final shipment last week.

    3. to order delivery:

      We sent out for coffee.

  4. to request the coming or delivery of; summon:

    If her temperature goes up, send for the doctor.



[ send ]

verb (used without object)

, sent, send·ing,



/ sɛnd /


  1. a variant spelling of scend



/ sɛnd /


  1. tr to cause or order (a person or thing) to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

    to send a letter

    she sent the salesman away

  2. when intr, foll byfor;when tr, takes an infinitive to dispatch a request or command (for something or to do something)

    he sent for a bottle of wine

    he sent to his son to come home

  3. tr to direct or cause to go to a place or point

    his blow sent the champion to the floor

  4. tr to bring to a state or condition

    this noise will send me mad

  5. tr; often foll by forth, out, etc to cause to issue; emit

    his cooking sent forth a lovely smell from the kitchen

  6. tr to cause to happen or come

    misery sent by fate

  7. to transmit (a message) by radio, esp in the form of pulses
  8. slang.
    tr to move to excitement or rapture

    this music really sends me

  9. send someone about his business
    to dismiss or get rid of someone
  10. send someone packing
    to dismiss or get rid of (someone) peremptorily


  1. another word for swash
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Derived Forms

  • ˈsender, noun
  • ˈsendable, adjective
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Other Words From

  • senda·ble adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of send1

First recorded before 900; Middle English senden, Old English sendan; cognate with German senden, Gothic sandjan; akin to Old English sīth “journey,” sand “message, messenger”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of send1

Old English sendan; related to Old Norse senda, Gothic sandjan, Old High German senten
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Idioms and Phrases

  1. send packing, to dismiss curtly; send away in disgrace:

    The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.

  2. send round, to circulate or dispatch widely:

    Word was sent round about his illness.

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Example Sentences

This way, you can send your customers important information related to your new offers and product launch.

What he calls the “slow work” of such network-building goes far beyond sending out a link for sign-up.

That unleashed the “one-and-done era,” fifteen years during which the NBA has mandated that all players be at least 19 or a year removed from high school, sending even most NBA-ready talents to college.

Take a picture of your piece or another in the same set, upload it to the website, answer a few questions, and a curator will not only send you information on the manufacturer and pattern, but also on what the company has in stock, along with prices.

To get around this, the UK study looked at how many notifications got sent and compared the data with what scientists know about the behavior of the virus itself.

And as a bonus, they send home more than $20 billion in remittances each year.

If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?

Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the Hill would be divisive.

The girls send a cry for help…the situation of these girls is distressing.

After all, there is only one sure-fire message that I can send by putting a Coexist sticker on the back of my car.

With the dispersal of the spores the cone shrivels up, and then the stems starts to send out green branches.

Messa urges the king to send a new governor, and gives his advice as to the character of him who should be sent.

But in the end his health gave way, and the Emperor himself wrote to Prince Eugne telling him to send the old warrior home.

But the great number of Indians still unconverted demands many more missionaries, whom the king is urged to send.

If I can rustle horses I'll send these two boys on home, with a note to the old man explaining how the play came up.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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