send-off

[ send-awf, -of ]
/ ˈsɛndˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a trip, career, or other venture: They gave him a rousing send-off at the pier.
a start given to a person or thing.

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Origin of send-off

1855–60, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase send off

Definition for send off (2 of 2)

send1
[ 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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM send

send·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH send

scend send
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British Dictionary definitions for send off (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 off (2 of 2)

send2
/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent

a variant spelling of scend
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Idioms and Phrases with send off

send off

see send away, def. 1.

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