send

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[ send ]
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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.

Verb Phrases


Nearby words

  1. senator,
  2. senatorial,
  3. senatorial courtesy,
  4. senatorial district,
  5. senatus consultum,
  6. send away,
  7. send down,
  8. send flying,
  9. send for,
  10. send in

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

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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

SYNONYMS FOR send
ANTONYMS FOR send

Related formssend·a·ble, adjective

Can be confusedscend send

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British Dictionary definitions for send down

send down

verb (tr, adverb) British

to expel from a university, esp permanently
informal to send to prison

send

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/ (sɛnd) /

verb sends, sending or sent

noun

another word for swash (def. 4)

Derived Formssendable, adjectivesender, noun

Word Origin for send

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

send

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/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent

a variant spelling of scend
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Word Origin and History for send down

send

v.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with send down

send down

Suspend or dismiss from a university, principally a British one. For example, He's done very poorly ever since he was sent down from Oxford. [Mid-1800s]

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