mis·​send ˌmis-ˈsend How to pronounce missend (audio)
missent ˌmis-ˈsent How to pronounce missend (audio) ; missending

transitive verb

: to send incorrectly (as to a wrong destination)
missent mail

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of missend was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Missend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missend. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


mis·​send (ˈ)mis-ˈsend How to pronounce missend (audio)
missent -ˈsent How to pronounce missend (audio) ; missending
: to send to the wrong place
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