send

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[ send ]
/ sɛnd /

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.

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Idioms for send

    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

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM send

send·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH send

scend send

Definition for sends (2 of 3)

send2
[ send ]
/ sɛnd /
Nautical

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

Definition for sends (3 of 3)

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH scend

scend send
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British Dictionary definitions for sends (1 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for sends (2 of 3)

send1
/ (sɛnd) /

verb sends, sending or sent

noun

another word for swash (def. 4)

Derived forms of send

sendable, adjectivesender, noun

Word Origin for send

Old English sendan; related to Old Norse senda, Gothic sandjan, Old High German senten

British Dictionary definitions for sends (3 of 3)

send2
/ (sɛnd) /

verb, noun sends, sending or sent

a variant spelling of scend
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