An example of send is to mail a letter.
To send for help.
Send a message by radio.
The batter sent the ball to left field. The slap on my back sent me staggering.
Send goods by plane.
We will meet whatever vicissitudes fate may send.
The radio operator was still sending when the ship went down.
Send the boy home.
To send one's son to college.
He sent the ball over the fence.
Sent him to his ruin.
A misfortune sent by the gods.
Every day at two o'clock, he sends his secretary out to buy him a coffee.
To send a message, or a letter.
Seeing how ill she was, we sent for a doctor at once.
Let's send out for hamburgers.
Send away for a new catalogue.
- To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force:.A blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.
- To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
- To put into circulation.
- To dispatch or banish.
- To suspend or expel from a university.
- 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 be a source of; cause to appear; give out or forth; produce, emit, utter, etc.
- 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 place an order for (food, etc.) to be delivered.
- To cause to rise, climb, or go up.
- To sentence to prison.
- To make seem ridiculous, esp. by parody.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of send
- Middle English senden from Old English sendan sent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English senden (“to send"), from Old English sendan (“to send, cause to go"), from Proto-Germanic *sandijanÄ… (“to cause to go"), from *sinÃ¾anÄ… (“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").