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


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

Middle English transmitten, from Latin trānsmittere : trāns-, trans- + mittere, to send.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English transmitten, from Latin trānsmittō ("transmit", v, literally "over-send"). See also oversend.


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  • Our helper at Luton resignedly told Kris to press the 'transmit' button and say nothing, then turn left and after two minutes transmit again, and he told us he now knew which blip we were on his dial, and he knew what we should steer to reach him, but he couldn't tell how far away we were from him, and he wouldn't know until he could see us on his doorstep.

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  • Does any reasonable man question for a moment that, if Germany had done something more than merely "transmit" these wise and pacific suggestions, Austria would have complied with the suggestions of its powerful ally or that Austria would have suspended its military operations if Germany had given any intimation of such a wish?

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