- to heave in a swell.
- to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.
- the heaving motion of a vessel.
- the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel.
Origin of scend
- (of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
- the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
- the forward lift given a vessel by the sea
Word Origin for scend
- (tr) to cause or order (a person or thing) to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another placeto send a letter; she sent the salesman away
- (when intr, foll by for;; when tr, takes an infinitive) to dispatch a request or command (for something or to do something)he sent for a bottle of wine; he sent to his son to come home
- (tr) to direct or cause to go to a place or pointhis blow sent the champion to the floor
- (tr) to bring to a state or conditionthis noise will send me mad
- (tr; often foll by forth, out, etc) to cause to issue; emithis cooking sent forth a lovely smell from the kitchen
- (tr) to cause to happen or comemisery sent by fate
- to transmit (a message) by radio, esp in the form of pulses
- (tr) slang to move to excitement or rapturethis music really sends me
- send someone about his business to dismiss or get rid of someone
- send someone packing to dismiss or get rid of (someone) peremptorily
- another word for swash (def. 4)
Word Origin for send
- a variant spelling of scend
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.