send

verb
\ ˈsend \
sent\ ˈsent \; sending

Definition of send

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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
4a : 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
5a : 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
10 : delight, thrill

intransitive verb

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
2 : transmit
send for
: to request by message to come : summon
send packing
: to send off or dismiss roughly or in disgrace

send

noun

Definition of send (Entry 2 of 2)

: the lift of a wave : scend

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Other Words from send

Verb

sender noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for send

Synonyms: Verb

consign, dispatch, pack (off), ship, shoot, transfer, transmit, transport

Antonyms: Verb

accept, receive

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Samsung has begun sending out invitations to the launch of its first flagship phone of 2019, and anyone hoping for a return to Mobile World Congress will be disappointed: The Galaxy S10 will make its debut in San Francisco, not Barcelona. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will launch on Feb 20, and we only have one question: Will it fold?," 10 Jan. 2019 John, now living in Nevada, began sending her threatening messages, demanding money and promising to ruin her. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the Events of Dirty John," 14 Jan. 2019 Remember the days when your lord and savior Netflix was nothing more than a mail-order DVD service that sent movies directly to your house? Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "You’re Probably Paying Way Too Much Money for Your Netflix Account," 10 Jan. 2019 But the sheriff’s office later received a tip from civil rights activist Shaun King that sent the case in a new direction. Juan A. Lozano, The Seattle Times, "Man authorities believe shot Texas girl charged with murder," 9 Jan. 2019 Both companies were barred from US government use as part of a defense bill earlier this year, sending a strong message to carriers. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "New Trump order may officially ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G rollout, per report," 27 Dec. 2018 Bob ends up with a string of horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and anti-diagonal measurement results (one for each photon that Alice sends). Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution," 17 Dec. 2018 Traditionally, this meant removing the ovaries and the fallopian tubes (a procedure called a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy), which then sends the patient into menopause, Dr. Memarzadeh explains. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Your BRCA Status May Impact Your Ovarian Cancer Treatment," 17 Dec. 2018 To redeem for the free flight, enter your contact information and the confirmation numbers of your 12 flown flights into the ‘Imi Loa website and Mokulele will send you a voucher for your next trip. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Traveler 25: A Very Opinionated, Totally Subjective List of Things We Loved About Travel This Year," 14 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The sender should be prepared to answer questions and follow any instructions received after hitting send. Arielle Kass, ajc, "Fulton County rolls out 911 texting option in five cities," 6 July 2018 If the images are a bit of a surreal send-up of the art world, the fashion is still on-point for the buzzy fair. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Casey Spooner’s Surreal Photo Diary Pokes Fun at the Art World (With an Assist From Chloë Sevigny)," 14 Dec. 2018 Add a glass of sauternes, Armagnac or old Calvados for good measure, and that sounds like a nice send-off. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 While the script is an appropriate send-up of B movies past, this production falls short. Marissa Oberlander, Chicago Reader, "Wild Women of Planet Wongo," 21 June 2018 On paper, Ezra Furman's LP about an angel and its lover on the run from the government might sound like an almost-too-subtle send-up of '70s concept albums. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best Albums of 2018 (So Far): Critics' Picks," 5 June 2018 None of that mattered, however, as the young crowd came for the party and to participate in an epic send-off for one of their new local heroes. Marcel Friday, Billboard, "Los Angeles Shows Up to See 03 Greedo One Last Time at Globe Theatre Event," 18 June 2018 Alan Goodwin was on stage giving a final send-off to students at one of the Washington region’s highest-achieving high schools. Donna St. George, Washington Post, "Longtime leader of ‘overachievers’ stepping down at Walt Whitman High," 17 June 2018 An injury-time own-goal gifted Australia an uplifting send-off for the World Cup in Russia with a final warm-up 2-1 win over Hungary Saturday. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Australia upend Hungary in last World Cup friendly," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of send

Verb

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

Noun

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for send

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

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

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send

verb

English Language Learners 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

send

verb
\ ˈsend \
sent\ ˈsent \; sending

Kids Definition of send

1 : to cause to go The sick student was sent home. I'll send a message.
2 : to set in motion by physical force The hitter sent the ball out of the ballpark.
3 : to cause to move in a particular direction or manner The high demand sent prices up.
4 : to cause someone to pass a message on or do an errand Let's send out for pizza.
5 : to give an order or request to come or go Our principal sent for the child.
6 : to bring into a certain condition His remarks sent me into a rage.

Other Words from send

sender noun

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