\ ˈsend How to pronounce send (audio) \
sent\ ˈsent How to pronounce send (audio) \; 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



Definition of send (Entry 2 of 2)

: the lift of a wave : scend

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Other Words from send


sender noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for send

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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 The cooks have to load the robot up and send it to a preset area of the dining room to deliver the food. Matt Simon, Wired, 1 June 2021 However, currents that change speed and direction at a moment’s notice can sap even the most experienced diver’s energy and send them hurtling towards the reef or out to sea. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 1 June 2021 So choose a photo -- or take a new one -- of your dog as your co-worker and send it along. cleveland, 1 June 2021 In a historic display of anger and frustration, the Illinois House votes 114-1 to impeach Blagojevich and send him to trial in the Senate with the aim of removing the state's 40th chief executive from public office forever. Jonathon Berlin,, 1 June 2021 The top-seeded Huskies trailed, 10-9, in the bottom of the ninth when Malgeri, of Stratham, N.H., who was named most outstanding player of the CAA tournament, drove one deep to left to keep his team alive and send it into extra innings., 31 May 2021 But now, Brody's mother is ready to send him back to camp. Nikki Battiste, CBS News, 31 May 2021 For movies, Amazon is now a member of Apple’s Video Partner Program and allowed to sell movies directly, but other retailers including Fandango Now and Vudu still have to send us through a rigmarole. Anchorage Daily News, 30 May 2021 Tauchman made a sensational leaping grab to send it into extra innings. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Last night was the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and everything, from the cold open to Pete Davidson’s desk bit, felt like a send-off. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 23 May 2021 The home finale was also a send-off for Cavs center Anderson Varejao and assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb. Tom Withers, Star Tribune, 12 May 2021 On Monday, the seniors also had the chance to partake in a Senior Picnic in the courtyards of each school, accompanied by faculty speakers who gave the class a send-off. Brian Slupski,, 18 May 2021 Kalmar, who is succeeded at the Oregon Symphony by David Danzmayr, was a popular director and the 2020-2021 season was supposed to be his big send-off. oregonlive, 11 May 2021 By then, those seniors had already had to watch as prom, spring sports, senior send-offs and awards banquets were canceled. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 There's a just-right blend of sentimental cynicism, so many emotional send-offs undercut by harsh reality. Darren Franich,, 26 Mar. 2021 Still, the heartfelt send-offs on social media, from Saints fans and former teammates alike, tellingly teem with more personal odes than stat recitations. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2021 And the candy display definitely outshines that classic diner send-off, a dusty bowl of pastel mints with a spoon. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of send


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


1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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3 Jun 2021

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“Send.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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


\ ˈsend How to pronounce send (audio) \
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.

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sender noun

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