noun, plural sent·i [sen-tee] /ˈsɛn ti/, sents.
Origin of sent2
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 sentdirected, gone, ordered, issued, transported, mailed, committed, appointed, discharged, emitted, commissioned, dispatched, posted
Examples from the Web for sent
Contemporary Examples of sent
From there we took the train to Nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
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
January 3, 2015
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.Kim Kardashian Cheekily Breaks the Internet
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of sent
As for this new edict, it will prove a rebounding arrow, striking him who sent it.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
And don't you say to any one else that I ever seen him or sent you there.
I know all about that, and who was the means of having him sent away.Brave and Bold
What a dangerous character you'd be if you were sent to match silks!
You've sent Briggs off, and I've all that packing and unpacking to do.
noun plural -ti
Word Origin for sent
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.