send

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

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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The diversion involved opening the massive Bonnet Carré Spillway 33 miles upriver from New Orleans and sending as much as 1.5 million gallons per second of water into Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans and the Mississippi Sound along the coast. Thomas Frank, Scientific American, "Floodwaters Diverted from New Orleans Killed Off Marine Life," 17 Sep. 2019 In the box, Dwyer crouched to flick a deft header off a cross from the captain, sending the ball arcing over the keeper’s head. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Three things we learned from Orlando City’s 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution," 17 Sep. 2019 Then, last week, Equifax sent a spammy-looking email demanding further proof from people who had claimed the money. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Why Cities Need to De-Emphasize Cars and Turn Streets Into Parks—Data Sheet," 17 Sep. 2019 Sunday: The Cardinals lost in about the most heartbreaking way possible as Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun fouled off a strike three and then hit a grand slam to send the Brewers to a dramatic victory. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals odds, picks and best bets," 16 Sep. 2019 Call IndyStar reporter Alexandria Burris at 317-617-2690 or send her an email at aburris@gannett.com. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "How the UAW strike against GM affects Indiana," 16 Sep. 2019 Making targeting penalties less punitive sends a dangerous message. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Targeting rule takes a toll on Kentucky, exasperates coach Mark Stoops in loss to Florida," 15 Sep. 2019 During the standoff, the agency sent reverse 911 calls to neighbors in the surrounding area and asked them to stay indoor. Lisa Maria Garza, orlandosentinel.com, "Armed man surrenders after standoff with Volusia deputies over domestic disturbance call," 15 Sep. 2019 Detroit is sending a treasures show, a nice one but nothing that sounds intellectually challenging. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Art Bridges’ Art Populism," 14 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Of its initial send-ups, two out of the three that include social media components have fewer than 150 followers combined across their Twitter and Instagram pages. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Elon Musk wanted The Onion; he got Thud," 2 July 2019 So instead of a grand send-off, Mugabe had a tawdry one. The Economist, "A sad, tawdry end for Robert Mugabe," 15 Sep. 2019 Much like the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke will get an epic send-off. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Emmys 2019: Who will and should win," 13 Sep. 2019 Summer will get a sensational send-off this Saturday at Brews + Bites, a new outdoor event produced by the San Jose Downtown Association that celebrates restaurants around downtown and South Bay beers. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "New event showcases San Jose restaurants, South Bay beers," 10 Sep. 2019 With Labor Day around the corner, motorists will see the cheapest end to the summer since 2016, a great send-off to wrap up the summer driving season, but more good news likely lay ahead for motorists. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "Trade tensions send gas prices down again," 26 Aug. 2019 In its send-off to Koch published Friday, the day of his death, the university went on at length about his donations to MIT in the fields of cancer research, child care and even basketball. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: How MIT whitewashed the climate change denialism of a major donor, David Koch," 26 Aug. 2019 Delta 4-Medium will get its send-off with an important payload on board — both for the military and for everyday users. Chabeli Herrera, orlandosentinel.com, "The last Delta 4-Medium rocket is set to launch Thursday with a critical new GPS satellite," 19 Aug. 2019 Here’s a look back at some of his more notable send-ups. Carlos De Loera, latimes.com, "Watch the many times ‘Saturday Night Live’ spoofed Ross Perot," 9 July 2019

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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 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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