send

1
[ send ]
/ sɛnd /

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.

Verb Phrases

Idioms

    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

1
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

Related forms

send·a·ble, adjective

Can be confused

scend send

Definition for send (2 of 3)

send

2
[ send ]
/ sɛnd /
Nautical

verb (used without object), sent, send·ing, noun

Definition for send (3 of 3)

scend

or send

[ send ]
/ sɛnd /
Nautical

verb (used without object) (of a vessel)

to heave in a swell.
to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.

noun

the heaving motion of a vessel.
the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel.

Origin of scend

1615–25; cf. send2; perhaps aphetic variant of ascend, descend

Can be confused

scend send
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British Dictionary definitions for send (1 of 3)

send

1
/ (sɛnd) /

verb sends, sending or sent

noun

another word for swash (def. 4)

Derived Forms

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 3)

send

2
/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent

a variant spelling of scend

British Dictionary definitions for send (3 of 3)

scend

send

nautical

verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent

(of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea

noun

the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
the forward lift given a vessel by the sea

Word Origin for scend

C17: perhaps from descend or ascend
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