send

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[ 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

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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 forms

send·a·ble, adjective

Can be confused

scend send
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British Dictionary definitions for send round (1 of 2)

send

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/ (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 round (2 of 2)

send

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/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent

a variant spelling of scend
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Idioms and Phrases with send round

send round


Circulate widely, as in A copy of the new bylaws is being sent round to all union members. [First half of 1800s]

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