from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To send from one person, thing, or place to another; convey. See Synonyms at convey, send1.
- transitive v. To cause to spread; pass on: transmit an infection.
- transitive v. To impart or convey to others by heredity or inheritance; hand down.
- transitive v. To pass along (news or information); communicate.
- transitive v. Electronics To send (a signal), as by wire or radio.
- transitive v. Physics To cause (a disturbance) to propagate through a medium.
- transitive v. To convey (force or energy) from one part of a mechanism to another.
- intransitive v. To send out a signal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another.
- v. To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal.
- v. To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity.
- v. To communicate news or information.
- v. To convey energy or force through a mechanism.
- v. To send out a signal (as opposed to receive).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance.
- transitive v. To suffer to pass through.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To send over, onward, or along; hand along or down; transfer; communicate: as, to transmit a letter or a memorial; to transmit despatches.
- To suffer to pass through; conduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. transfer to another
- v. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
- v. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
- v. send from one person or place to another
Middle English transmitten, from Latin trānsmittere : trāns-, trans- + mittere, to send.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English transmitten, from Latin trānsmittō ("transmit", v, literally "over-send"). See also oversend. (Wiktionary)