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.
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British Dictionary definitions for send in (1 of 2)
verb sends, sending or sent
Derived forms of sendsendable, adjectivesender, noun
Word Origin for send
British Dictionary definitions for send in (2 of 2)
verb, noun sends, sending or sent
Idioms and Phrases with send in
Cause to be dispatched or delivered, as in Let's send in a letter of protest to the hiring committee. [Early 1700s]
Cause someone to become involved in a particular undertaking, as in This disagreement is serious; it's time to send in the lawyers, or In the final few minutes the coach sent in Richard on right wing. [Mid-1800s]