Origin of send-off
Definition for sendoff (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), sent, send·ing.
- to transmit (a signal).
- to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
verb (used without object), sent, send·ing.
- to produce; bear; yield: plants sending forth new leaves.
- to dispatch out of a country as an export.
- to issue, as a publication: They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
- to emit or discharge: The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
- to distribute; issue.
- to send on the way; dispatch: They sent out their final shipment last week.
- to order delivery: We sent out for coffee.
- to release or cause to go upward; let out.
- Informal. to sentence or send to prison: He was convicted and sent up for life.
- to expose the flaws or foibles of through parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, or other forms of satire: The new movie sends up merchants who commercialize Christmas.
Origin of send1
Examples from the Web for sendoff
In the end, it was just what we signed up for: a big, splashy British sendoff that will put us into instant Olympic withdrawal.The Spice Girls Reunite for Closing Ceremony; Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell Take The Stage|Isabel Wilkinson|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Unlike other students, however, she got a sendoff from the commander in chief.Intern's Memoir Details Affair With President Kennedy|Matthew DeLuca|February 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a far cry from the sendoff for Gen. Colin Powell in a 1993 ceremony that drew two presidents and the defense Secretary.
Perkins was by far the most heralded—800 people attended her sendoff dinner in New York and showered her with loving tributes.
Whit like a sendoff did yer wuman gie ye, Sandy, when ye left for France?Funny Stories Told By The Soldiers|Carleton B. Case
British Dictionary definitions for sendoff (1 of 3)
verb send off (tr, adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for sendoff (2 of 3)
verb sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for send
British Dictionary definitions for sendoff (3 of 3)
verb, noun sends, sending or sent
Word Origin and History for sendoff (1 of 2)
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.