send

2
[ send ]
/ sɛnd /
Nautical

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

Definition for send's (2 of 2)

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 confusedscend send
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British Dictionary definitions for send's (1 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

British Dictionary definitions for send's (2 of 3)

send

1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for send's (3 of 3)

send

2
/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent

a variant spelling of scend
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Word Origin and History for send's

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.

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