- Sent is defined as to have conveyed or delivered.
An example of to have sent something is to have put a bill in the mail yesterday.
- A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of an Estonian kroon
- Simple past tense and past participle of send.
- Obsolete form of scent.
Variant of send
transitive verbsent, sending
- 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 of sendMiddle 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
- to dismiss or cause to depart hurriedly
- to stagger or repel, as with a blow
- to put to flight; rout
- to scatter abruptly in all directions
- to ask for the arrival of; summon
- to place an order for; make a request for delivery of
- to dispatch, hand in, or send to a central point or to one receiving
- to put (a player) into a game or contest
- to mail or dispatch (a letter, gift, etc.)
- to dismiss
- to give a send-off to
- to dispatch, distribute, issue, mail, etc. from a central point
- to send forth
- to send someone on an errand (for something)
- to cause to rise, climb, or go up
- ☆ Informal to sentence to prison
- Brit., Informal to make seem ridiculous, esp. by parody