I. verb (sent; sending) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sendan; akin to Old High German sendan to send, Old English sith road, journey, Old Irish sét path, way Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to cause to go: 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 4. a. 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 5. a. to force to go ; drive away b. to cause to assume a specified state <
sent them into a rage
6. to cause to issue: 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 <
send a package by mail
sent out invitations
9. to strike or thrust so as to impel violently <
sent him sprawling
10. delight, thrill intransitive verb 1. a. 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. transmitsender noun II. noun Date: 1726 the lift of a wave ; scend

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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