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verb \ˈsend\

Simple Definition of send

  • : to cause (a letter, an e-mail, a package, etc.) to go or to be carried from one place or person to another

  • : to give (a message) to someone

  • : to tell or cause (someone or something) to go to a place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of send


play \ˈsent\


  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to go: asa :  to propel or throw in a particular directionb :  deliver <sent a blow to the chin>c :  drive <sent the ball between the goalposts>

  3. 2 :  to cause to happen <whatever fate may send>

  4. 3 :  to dispatch by a means of communication

  5. 4a :  to direct, order, or request to gob :  to permit or enable to attend a term or session <send a daughter to college>c :  to direct by advice or referenced :  to cause or order to depart :  dismiss

  6. 5a :  to force to go :  drive awayb :  to cause to assume a specified state <sent them into a rage>

  7. 6 :  to cause to issue: asa :  to pour out :  discharge <clouds sending forth rain>b :  utter <send forth a cry>c :  emit <sent out waves of perfume>d :  to grow out (parts) in the course of development <a plant sending forth shoots>

  8. 7 :  to cause to be carried to a destination; especially :  to consign to death or a place of punishment

  9. 8 :  to convey or cause to be conveyed or transmitted by an agent <sent out invitations>

  10. 9 :  to strike or thrust so as to impel violently <sent him sprawling>

  11. 10 :  delight, thrill

  12. intransitive verb
  13. 1a :  to dispatch someone to convey a message or do an errand —often used with out <send out for pizza>b :  to dispatch a request or order —often used with away

  14. 2 :  transmit



send for

  1. :  to request by message to come :  summon

send packing

  1. :  to send off or dismiss roughly or in disgrace

Examples of send in a sentence

  1. Satellites receive signals in space and send them back to Earth.

  2. When you write to him, please send him my very best wishes.

  3. He became ill and was sent home from school.

  4. She sent the kids to bed immediately after supper.

  5. He was sent to prison for armed robbery.

  6. The company sent me to the conference.

  7. There is a Ms. Jones here to see you. Send her in.

  8. He was sent on a secret mission.

  9. They sent a limo to pick her up at the airport.

  10. He asked us to send a taxi for him.

Origin and Etymology of send

Middle English, from Old English sendan; akin to Old High German sendan to send, Old English sith road, journey, Old Irish sét path, way

First Known Use: before 12th century




Definition of send

  1. :  the lift of a wave :  scend


First Known Use of send


SEND Defined for Kids


verb \ˈsend\

Definition of send for Students




  1. 1 :  to cause to go <The sick student was sent home.> <I'll send a message.>

  2. 2 :  to set in motion by physical force <The hitter sent the ball out of the ballpark.>

  3. 3 :  to cause to move in a particular direction or manner <The high demand sent prices up.>

  4. 4 :  to cause someone to pass a message on or do an errand <Let's send out for pizza.>

  5. 5 :  to give an order or request to come or go <Our principal sent for the child.>

  6. 6 :  to bring into a certain condition <His remarks sent me into a rage.>



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