Definition for sent (2 of 5)
noun, plural sent·i [sen-tee] /ˈsɛn ti/, sents.
Origin of sent2
Definition for sent (3 of 5)
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
Definition for sent (4 of 5)
verb (used without object), sent, send·ing, noun
Definition for sent (5 of 5)
verb (used without object) (of a vessel)
Examples from the Web for sent
From there we took the train to Nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.
Leelah Alcorn's message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.
President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division to force Faubus to admit the students to Central High School.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the act of killing herself done, the message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.
The reality TV mogul bared her butt—and everything else, too—for Paper Magazine in a spread that sent Twitter into a tizzy.
A copy of the work was also sent, as is usually done, to the editor of the Allgemeine Litteraturzeitung.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
Owing to circumstances, the eldest lad had to be sent to school at an early age.The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons|Ellice Hopkins
Besides their own consumption, great quantities are sent to the north of Ireland.A Tour in Ireland|Arthur Young
Mr Rushton was sent for, and he said that he couldn't understand it at all!The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|Robert Tressell
Presents of horses, blankets and other valuables were sent to the father of the young woman.Legends of The Kaw|Carrie de Voe
British Dictionary definitions for sent (1 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for sent (2 of 5)
noun plural -ti
Word Origin for sent
British Dictionary definitions for sent (3 of 5)
verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for scend
British Dictionary definitions for sent (4 of 5)
verb sends, sending or sent
Word Origin for send
British Dictionary definitions for sent (5 of 5)
verb, noun sends, sending or sent
Word Origin and History for 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.