send

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verb

sent ˈsent How to pronounce send (audio) ; sending

transitive verb

1
: to cause to go: such as
a
: to propel or throw in a particular direction
b
: deliver
sent a blow to the chin
c
: drive
sent the ball between the goalposts
2
: to cause to happen
whatever fate may send
3
: to dispatch by a means of communication
4
a
: to direct, order, or request to go
b
: to permit or enable to attend a term or session
send a daughter to college
c
: to direct by advice or reference
d
: to cause or order to depart : dismiss
5
a
: to force to go : drive away
b
: to cause to assume a specified state
sent them into a rage
6
: to cause to issue: such as
a
: 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
7
: to cause to be carried to a destination
especially : to consign to death or a place of punishment
8
: to convey or cause to be conveyed or transmitted by an agent
sent out invitations
9
: to strike or thrust so as to impel violently
sent him sprawling
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intransitive verb

1
a
: 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
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sender noun

send

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noun

: the lift of a wave : scend
Phrases
send for
: to request by message to come : summon
send packing
: to send off or dismiss roughly or in disgrace

Examples of send in a Sentence

Verb Satellites receive signals in space and send them back to Earth. When you write to him, please send him my very best wishes. He became ill and was sent home from school. She sent the kids to bed immediately after supper. He was sent to prison for armed robbery. The company sent me to the conference. “There is a Ms. Jones here to see you.” “Send her in.” He was sent on a secret mission. They sent a limo to pick her up at the airport. He asked us to send a taxi for him. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
The uncrewed lander completed a 230,000-mile journey towards the moon, sending back some images of the Earth along the way. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2024 Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024 The blowout over Portland doesn’t restrict Boeing from delivering those planes, and Calhoun predicts that Boeing will send virtually all the excess aircraft to their owners by year-end. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2024 The Marlins formally sent Anderson the offer last week. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 22 Feb. 2024 Managing Resistance To Returning To The Office Covid sent the workforce home in 2020; 2024 will be the year employees are called back to the office, and CEOs can expect strong resistance from much of their workforce. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Crash reconstruction experts for the defense have testified that Erickson’s black Mercedes SUV hit the boys first, sending Mark over his vehicle and onto the hood of Grossman’s vehicle. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 Back when Brady was still playing, Benjamin would send him love and support before big games. Emy Lacroix, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 The giant panda, which is endemic to China, has been a symbol of U.S.-China friendship since Beijing sent the first pair to the National Zoo as a gift in 1972, seven years before the two countries established formal diplomatic relations. Larissa Gao, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2024
Noun
This season, Alexander-Arnold and the Reds are still in the hunt for four possible trophies, as the squad looks to give its departing manager Jürgen Klopp a glorious send off after his nine years with the team. Zayn Nabbi, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 Apologies for the late send, I have been buried in Hot Pod Summit prep. Ariel Shapiro, The Verge, 20 Dec. 2023 In Gmail, click the arrow next to Send, then Schedule send. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 18 Aug. 2023 As a final send off, guests gathered in the garden for sparkler photos at Sunset. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 Google shows if your texts are end-to-end encrypted with signs such as a lock icon under texts and another on the send button. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2023 General Motors, on the other hand, went full send with the outrageous GMC Hummer EV SUT, which forms the basis for the latest player on the field, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 26 June 2023 Earlier in the year, third base coach Tony Beasley had acknowledged being overly aggressive on another send. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 26 July 2023 The Angels surprised Kurt Suzuki with a special send off video from some of his former/current teammates and managers over the years, including Max Scherzer, Eduardo Escobar and Dave Martinez. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of send was before the 12th century

Cite this Entry

“Send.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/send. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

send

verb
ˈsend
sent
ˈsent
; sending
1
: to cause to go
sent the pupil home
sent a message
especially : to set in motion by physical force
sent the ball into right field
send a rocket to the moon
2
: to cause to happen
whatever fate may send
3
: to put or bring into a certain condition
sent them into a rage
4
a
: to cause someone to pass a message on or do an errand
often used with out
send out for lunch
b
: to dispatch a request or order
often used with away
sent away for skates
sender noun

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