verb (used without object), sent, send·ing, noun
Definition for send's (2 of 2)
verb (used without object) (of a vessel)
British Dictionary definitions for send's (1 of 3)
verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for scend
British Dictionary definitions for send's (2 of 3)
verb sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for send
British Dictionary definitions for send's (3 of 3)
verb, noun sends, sending or sent
Word Origin and History for send's
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.