send

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[ send ]
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verb (used with object), sent, send·ing.

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

to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
Electricity. to transmit a signal: The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.

Verb Phrases


Nearby words

  1. senator,
  2. senatorial,
  3. senatorial courtesy,
  4. senatorial district,
  5. senatus consultum,
  6. send away,
  7. send down,
  8. send flying,
  9. send for,
  10. send in

Idioms

    send packing, to dismiss curtly; send away in disgrace: The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
    send round, to circulate or dispatch widely: Word was sent round about his illness.

Origin of send

1
before 900; Middle English senden, Old English sendan; cognate with German senden, Gothic sandjan (causative) < Germanic base *sinth-, *santh- go, whence Old English sīth journey, sand message, messenger

SYNONYMS FOR send
ANTONYMS FOR send

Related formssend·a·ble, adjective

Can be confusedscend send

send

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[ send ]
/ sɛnd /
Nautical

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

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 sends

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

send

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/ (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

send

2
/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent

a variant spelling of scend
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Word Origin and History for sends

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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