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 But on this night, the message on the back of the jerseys was the only one sent. Rod Walker,, "Walker: Tulane lets another opportunity to send a statement slip by in overtime loss to SMU," 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,, "Postal Service warns Connecticut officials that some absentee ballots might not be counted in time for November election," 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, "Coronavirus is closing daycare. Child care providers worry they may never reopen," 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, "How Daniil Medvedev Became the Antihero of the U.S. Open," 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, "Man charged in mail-bomb plot is a Florida Trump supporter," 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, "Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked," 14 Dec. 2017

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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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“Sent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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