\ 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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Ukrainians still send medical and other humanitarian supplies to help their citizens. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2022 Every now and then, people would send me photos of him on the internet. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 28 Sep. 2022 Scarcity and high demand from the industry send prices up. Laxmi Corp, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Sep. 2022 Those clues send Alex on a quest to find the mysterious and reclusive Billy Knight. Brent Lang, Variety, 28 Sep. 2022 This was our lifeline of getting to make music from home, send it back and forth, and immediately get an email response back with another part to work on. Josh Chesler, SPIN, 28 Sep. 2022 The declining value of the stock market may send the balance awry, shrinking the share made up of stocks and raising the share made up of bonds. Max Zahn, ABC News, 28 Sep. 2022 If the court finds no violations, Mr. Putin would send the treaty to the State Duma for a vote. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2022 They Attorney's Office will then send its own report to the Glendale Police Department, according to Glendale Police Communications Manager Jose Santiago. Jeremy Yurow, The Arizona Republic, 27 Sep. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Shortly before it was canceled, the show was added to Netflix and skyrocketed in popularity by topping viewing charts, convincing the streamer to revive the series and give it a proper send-off with a final season. Ej Panaligan, Variety, 24 Sep. 2022 British officials are betting that the enormous effort to give the queen a proper send-off, the cost of which is still unknown, will return far more in tourism revenue. Kevin Sullivan,, 20 Sep. 2022 British officials are betting that the enormous effort to give the queen a proper send-off, the cost of which is still unknown, will return far more in tourism revenue. William Booth, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2022 Nichelle Nichols is getting an appropriate send-off. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 25 Aug. 2022 Bugatti has revealed its latest masterpiece, the Mistral roadster, which also serves as the send-off for the French automaker's famous W-16 engine. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, 19 Aug. 2022 Gotham hosted a game at the same location in 2021 as a send-off to former midfielder Carli Lloyd. Orlando Sentinel Staff, Orlando Sentinel, 19 Aug. 2022 Now, McKinnon has opened up about how the bizarre and touching send-off came to be. Keith Langston,, 11 Aug. 2022 Watch some highlights from her touching send-off here. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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“Send.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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\ 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.

Other Words from send

sender noun

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