Definition of sent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of send


\ ˈsent How to pronounce sent (audio) \
plural senti\ ˈsen-​tē How to pronounce sent (audio) \

Definition of sent (Entry 2 of 2)

a former monetary subunit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ kroon

Examples of sent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The sudden death of the popular 27-year-old sent shock waves through Major League Baseball. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 The 23-year-old sent reliever Tyler Zuber's fastball 394 feet to left-center field in the third inning, driving in three runs after walks to Byron Buxton and Nelson Cruz. Megan Ryan, Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 But on this night, the message on the back of the jerseys was the only one sent. Rod Walker,, 16 Oct. 2020 The July 29 letter from Thomas J. Marshall, USPS general counsel and executive vice president, follows another sent on May 29 explaining delivery processes. Michael Hamad,, 14 Aug. 2020 Responses range from the signing of an executive order to cover sick leave for child care workers in Colorado to a two-page letter urging child care services to stay open sent to providers in Idaho. Lillian Mongeau, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2020 His shots are flat and a little odd—one moment soft and angled, the next sent hard to the back of the court. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2019 Investigators in California scrutinized a package sent to Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, her office said, and one sent to Tom Steyer, a billionaire businessman who has campaigned for months for Trump’s impeachment. Colleen Long, The Seattle Times, 26 Oct. 2018 State Department officials disputed that account, however, saying that no such offer was ever contemplated and that the final proposal shared with the Kremlin was the non-paper sent on July 6 – one day before Trump met with Putin in Hamburg. Author: Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe, Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of sent


1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sent


Estonian (partitive singular senti), probably from French centime or English cent

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