- The definition of a sender is someone who caused something to be sent to a recipient.
An example of a sender is the person who put a letter in the mailbox.
- Also known as a source or a transmitter, a sender is a device that originates, or generates, an information transfer to one or more receivers. See also receiver and transmitter.
- A component of an electromagnetic crossbar (Xbar) or panel switch, a sender receives dialed digits from a register or routing information from a translator, and sends the appropriate dialed digits across a trunk or to local station equipment. See also panel switch, register, translator, and Xbar.
Variant of send
- to cause to go or be carried; dispatch, convey, or transmit
- to dispatch, convey, or transmit (a letter, message, etc.) by mail, radio, etc.
- to ask, direct, or command to go: send the boy home
- to arrange for the going of; enable to go or attend: to send one's son to college
- to cause or force to move, as by releasing, hitting, discharging, throwing, etc.: he sent the ball over the fence
- to bring or drive into some state or condition: sent him to his ruin
- to cause to happen, come, etc.; give: a misfortune sent by the gods
- ☆ Slang to make very excited or exhilarated; thrill
Origin: Middle English senden ; from Old English sendan, akin to German senden, Gothic sandjan, causative formation, “to cause to go” ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sent-, to go, find out, discover from source Classical Latin sentire, to feel, sense, Old Irish sēt, way
- to send a message, messenger, emissary, etc.: to send for help
- to transmit, as by radio
- sender noun