- to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey.
- to communicate, as information or news.
- to pass or spread (disease, infection, etc.) to another.
- to pass on (a genetic characteristic) from parent to offspring: The mother transmitted her red hair to her daughter.
- to cause (light, heat, sound, etc.) to pass through a medium.
- to convey or pass along (an impulse, force, motion, etc.).
- to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through: Glass transmits light.
- Radio and Television. to emit (electromagnetic waves).
- to send a signal by wire, radio, or television waves.
- to pass on a right or obligation to heirs or descendants.
Origin of transmit
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Related Words for transmitrelay, disseminate, transfer, conduct, impart, broadcast, spread, convey, address, carry, translate, transport, break, funnel, transfuse, pipe, remit, route, instill, siphon
Examples from the Web for transmit
Contemporary Examples of transmit
All it needs is one more “pipe” to select and transmit the crucial information.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014
December 29, 2014
It is true that gay and bisexual men are far more likely to transmit HIV than other population groups.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors
November 22, 2014
“Source cases” with very high HIV viral loads were six times more likely to transmit HIV to health-care workers.Can You Treat Ebola—And Stay Safe?
Abby Haglage, Kent Sepkowitz
October 12, 2014
He requested a GPS device from the Americans and radio frequencies to transmit information back to the U.S. forces.CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free
Josh Rogin, Eli Lake
June 7, 2014
But the cable corridors build into the panels could also house fiber-optic cable that transmit data.Pave the Roads With Solar Panels?
The Daily Beast
June 3, 2014
Historical Examples of transmit
Miss Hoag, through her "control," began to receive and transmit "messages."Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
Besides this, he had promised to transmit from time to time some sort of message.Pathfinder
Patrick Henry said, "We should transmit to posterity our abhorrence of slavery."
Just as I send mine every night to Bob, for him to transmit by wireless.The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men
Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
If you print any poems, I especially desire you will transmit them to me.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
- (tr) to pass or cause to go from one place or person to another; transfer
- (tr) to pass on or impart (a disease, infection, etc)
- (tr) to hand down to posterity
- (tr; usually passive) to pass (an inheritable characteristic) from parent to offspring
- to allow the passage of (particles, energy, etc)radio waves are transmitted through the atmosphere
- to send out (signals) by means of radio waves or along a transmission line
- to broadcast (a radio or television programme)
- (tr) to transfer (a force, motion, power, etc) from one part of a mechanical system to another
Word Origin for transmit
Word Origin and History for transmit
- To send from one person, thing, or place to another; convey.
- To cause to spread; pass on.
- To impart or convey to others by heredity or inheritance; hand down.