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[ send ]
/ sɛnd /
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verb (used with object), sent, send·ing.
verb (used without object), sent, send·ing.
to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
Electricity. to transmit a signal: The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.
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Idioms about send

    send packing, to dismiss curtly; send away in disgrace: The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
    send round, to circulate or dispatch widely: Word was sent round about his illness.

Origin of send

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before 900; Middle English senden,Old English sendan; cognate with German senden,Gothic sandjan (causative) <Germanic base *sinth-,*santh- go, whence Old English sīth journey, sand message, messenger

OTHER WORDS FROM send

send·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH send

scend, send

Other definitions for send (2 of 2)

send2
[ send ]
/ sɛnd /
Nautical

verb (used without object), noun sent, send·ing,
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British Dictionary definitions for send (1 of 2)

send1
/ (sɛnd) /

verb sends, sending or sent
noun
another word for swash (def. 4)

Derived forms of send

sendable, adjectivesender, noun

Word Origin for send

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

British Dictionary definitions for send (2 of 2)

send2
/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent
a variant spelling of scend
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