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
Synonyms for send
Antonyms for send
verb (used without object), sent, send·ing, noun
verb (used without object) (of a vessel)
Origin of scend
Related Words for sendsshoot, express, relay, grant, post, drop, deliver, dispatch, fire, address, forward, commit, ship, issue, assign, circulate, move, convey, propel, televise
Examples from the Web for sends
Contemporary Examples of sends
Unless Cuba sends them back, you might consider following the now lifted embargo with your own personal boycott.Cuba Protects America’s Most Wanted
December 18, 2014
Hitchcock sends the script--unread--to Thom Mount and his superior, Ned Tanen.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
It was in Saint-Rémy where Van Gogh sends his brother word of how all his sacrifice may soon be for nothing in this life.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind
December 7, 2014
She sends a miniature of her own image to the court, envious that it will enjoy a proximity she will never attain.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
When civilians are massacred, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team) to document the war crimes.'E-Team': James Foley's Last Film
August 21, 2014
Historical Examples of sends
The legions which she sends forth are armed, not with the sword, but with the cross.
You go to him, Jake, or wait till he sends for you, an' you'll find out all about it.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
What can Galloway expect, if he sends bank-notes in letters?The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Sends her fifty guineas in the leaves of a Norris's miscellanies.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
She has poor relations somewhere, and sends the meal to them by Willie.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for scend
verb sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for send
verb, noun sends, sending or sent
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.