send1 [send] /sɛnd/ Show IPA verb, sent, sending.
verb phrases 7
verb (used with object)
to cause, permit, or enable to go:
to send a messenger; They sent their son to college.
to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination:
to send a letter.
to order, direct, compel, or force to go:
The president sent troops to Asia.
to direct, propel, or deliver to a particular point, position, condition, or direction:
to send a punch to the jaw; The punch sent the fighter reeling.
to emit, discharge, or utter (usually followed by off, out,
The lion sent a roar through the jungle.
to cause to occur or befall:
The people beseeched Heaven to send peace to their war-torn village.
to transmit (a signal).
to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
to delight or excite:
Frank Sinatra's records used to send her.
verb (used without object)
to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
to transmit a signal:
The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.
send down, British. to expel, especially from Oxford or Cambridge.
to request the coming or delivery of; summon:
If her temperature goes up, send for the doctor.
to produce; bear; yield:
plants sending forth new leaves.
to dispatch out of a country as an export.
to issue, as a publication:
They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
to emit or discharge:
The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
to cause to be dispatched or delivered to a destination:
Send in your contest entries to this station.
to cause to depart or to be conveyed from oneself; dispatch; dismiss:
His teacher sent him off to the principal's office.
to distribute; issue.
to send on the way; dispatch:
They sent out their final shipment last week.
to order delivery:
We sent out for coffee.
to release or cause to go upward; let out.
Informal. to sentence or send to prison:
He was convicted and sent up for life.
to expose the flaws or foibles of through parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, or other forms of satire:
The new movie sends up merchants who commercialize Christmas.
to dismiss curtly; send away in disgrace:
The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
to circulate or dispatch widely:
Word was sent round about his illness.
before 900; Middle English senden, Old English sendan; cognate with German senden, Gothic sandjan (causative) < Germanic base *sinth-, *santh- go, whence Old English sīth journey, sand message, messenger
2. transmit, dispatch, forward. 4. cast, hurl, fling, project.