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 senti (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 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 24 Feb. 2020.

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