: a demonstration of goodwill and enthusiasm for the beginning of a new venture (such as a trip)

Examples of send-off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On our last night in Botswana, the staff prepares us a beautiful sundowner send-off — a massive spread arranged on my suite's terrace surrounding a fire pit. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2024 The Conga Room will go dark forever on Wednesday with what’s expected to be a rowdy, teary send-off show. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 With appearances from big names like Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, and even former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, this inspirational movie is the perfect send-off for Avant, who died in 2023. Chris Snellgrove,, 20 Mar. 2024 He’s killed off in a senseless way—some could even say his send-off was screwed up and random and mean. TIME, 14 Mar. 2024 Hayes will manage the team in a pair of friendlies against South Korea in early June before settling on the Olympic roster ahead of two send-off games in July. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024 Even some brands got in on the Oscars send-off music joke. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2024 There are no stadiums big enough for a tour like that. AJ: What a great, almost like send-off moment that would be for everyone’s career. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 26 Feb. 2024 The Reds can win four trophies this season to give Klopp a perfect send-off, with the Carabao Cup, Europa League, FA Cup and Premier League all very much within Liverpool’s grasp. Matias Grez, CNN, 24 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of send-off was in 1872

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“Send-off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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: a demonstration of goodwill and enthusiasm for the beginning of something new (as a trip)

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