from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause to be conveyed by an intermediary to a destination: send goods by plane.
  • transitive v. To dispatch, as by a communications medium: send a message by radio.
  • transitive v. To direct to go on a mission: sent troops into the Middle East.
  • transitive v. To require or enable to go: sent her children to college.
  • transitive v. To direct (a person) to a source of information; refer: sent the student to the reference section of the library.
  • transitive v. To give off (heat, for example); emit or issue: a stove that sends forth great warmth.
  • transitive v. To utter or otherwise emit (sound): sent forth a cry of pain.
  • transitive v. To hit so as to direct or propel with force; drive: The batter sent the ball to left field. The slap on my back sent me staggering.
  • transitive v. To cause to take place or occur: We will meet whatever vicissitudes fate may send.
  • transitive v. To put or drive into a given state or condition: horrifying news that sent them into a panic.
  • transitive v. Slang To transport with delight; carry away: That music really sends me.
  • intransitive v. To dispatch someone to do an errand or convey a message: Let's send out for hamburgers.
  • intransitive v. To dispatch a request or order, especially by mail: send away for a new catalogue.
  • intransitive v. To transmit a message or messages: The radio operator was still sending when the ship went down.
  • send down Chiefly British To suspend or dismiss from a university.
  • send for To request to come by means of a message or messenger; summon.
  • send in To cause to arrive or to be delivered to the recipient: Let's send in a letter of protest.
  • send in Sports To put (a player) into or back into a game or contest: The coach is sending in the kicker.
  • send in To cause (someone) to arrive in or become involved in a particular place or situation: The commander sent in the sappers. It's time to send in the lawyers.
  • send off Sports To eject (a player), as from a soccer game, especially for a flagrant violation of the rules.
  • send up Informal To send to jail: was sent up for 20 years.
  • send up Informal To make a parody of: "grandiloquently eccentric but witty verbiage . . . that would send up the nastiness of suburban London” ( New York).
  • idiom send flying Informal To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force: a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.
  • idiom send packing To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
  • v. Nautical Variant of scend.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make something (such as an object or message) go from one place to another.
  • v. To excite, delight, or thrill (someone).
  • n. An operation in which data is transmitted.
  • n. Alternative form of scend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily.
  • intransitive v. To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
  • intransitive v. To pitch.
  • transitive v. To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go.
  • transitive v. To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of.
  • transitive v. To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl.
  • transitive v. To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; -- sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to go or pass from one place to another; despatch: as, to send a messenger.
  • To procure the going, carrying, transmission, etc., of; cause to be conveyed or transmitted; forward: as, to send one's compliments or a present; to send tidings.
  • To impel; propel; throw; cast; hurl: as, a gun that sends a ball 2,000 yards.
  • To direct to go and act; appoint; authorize.
  • To cause to come; dispense; deal out; bestow; inflict.
  • To cause to be; grant.
  • To turn; drive.
  • To cause to go forward doing an act indicated by a verb in the present participle: as, to send one packing.
  • To emit: as, flowers send forth fragrance.
  • To convict of crime and imprison.
  • To despatch a missive, message, or messenger; despatch an agent for some purpose.
  • Nautical, to pitch or plunge precipitately into the trough of the sea.
  • n. That which is or has been sent; a missive or message.
  • n. A messenger; specifically, in some parts of Scotland, one of the messengers sent for the bride at a wedding.
  • n. That which is given, bestowed, or awarded; a gift; a present.
  • n. The impulse of a wave or waves by which a ship is carried bodily.
  • n. Same as scend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to go somewhere
  • v. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
  • v. assign to a station
  • v. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
  • v. transfer
  • v. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
  • v. transport commercially
  • v. to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English senden, from Old English sendan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English senden ("to send"), from Old English sendan ("to send, cause to go"), from Proto-Germanic *sandijanan (“to cause to go”), from *sinþanan (“to go, journey”), from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (“to walk, travel”). Cognate with Dutch zenden ("to send"), Norwegian and Danish sende ("to send"), German senden ("to send"), Old English sand, sond ("a sending, mission, message"), Albanian endem ("I roam around, wander").



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