Send Definition

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To send a message, messenger, emissary, etc.
To send for help.
Webster's New World
To cause to be conveyed by an intermediary to a destination.
Send goods by plane.
American Heritage
To cause to go or be carried; dispatch, convey, or transmit.
Webster's New World
To dispatch, as by a communications medium.
Send a message by radio.
American Heritage
To ask, direct, or command to go.
Send the boy home.
Webster's New World
The driving motion of a wave or the sea.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

(telecommunications) An operation in which data is transmitted.

Sends and receives.

(nautical) Alternative form of scend.

The send of the sea. "” Longfellow.
send flying
  • To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force:

    a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.

American Heritage
send packing
  • To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
American Heritage
send around
  • to put into circulation
Webster's New World
send away
  • to dispatch or banish
Webster's New World
send down
  • to suspend or expel from a university
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Send

Origin of Send

  • From Middle English senden (“to send"), from Old English sendan (“to send, cause to go"), from Proto-Germanic *sandijanÄ… (“to cause to go"), from *sinþanÄ… (“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").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English senden from Old English sendan sent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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