a person or thing that sends.
a transmitter of electric pulses, as in telegraphy.

1150–1200; Middle English; send1, -er1 Unabridged
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send1 (sɛnd)
vb (for;) , sends, sending, sent
1.  (tr) to cause or order (a person or thing) to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place: to send a letter; she sent the salesman away
2.  to dispatch a request or command (for something or to do something): he sent for a bottle of wine; he sent to his son to come home
3.  (tr) to direct or cause to go to a place or point: his blow sent the champion to the floor
4.  (tr) to bring to a state or condition: this noise will send me mad
5.  (tr; often foll by forth, out, etc) to cause to issue; emit: his cooking sent forth a lovely smell from the kitchen
6.  (tr) to cause to happen or come: misery sent by fate
7.  to transmit (a message) by radio, esp in the form of pulses
8.  slang (tr) to move to excitement or rapture: this music really sends me
9.  send someone about his business to dismiss or get rid of someone
10.  send someone packing to dismiss or get rid of (someone) peremptorily
11.  another word for swash
[Old English sendan; related to Old Norse senda, Gothic sandjan, Old High German senten]

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Example sentences
Pain and/or pleasure through physical contact, depends a lot on what the sender
  of the message is projecting.
The concept is that you can send a message in such a way that no one but the
  sender and recipient realizes it's being sent.
The e-mail messages contained false header information that concealed the
  actual sender from the recipients.
If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender
  immediately by e-mail and delete all copies of the message.
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