sending for

send

1 [send]
verb (used with object), sent, sending.
1.
to cause, permit, or enable to go: to send a messenger; They sent their son to college.
2.
to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination: to send a letter.
3.
to order, direct, compel, or force to go: The president sent troops to Asia.
4.
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.
5.
to emit, discharge, or utter (usually followed by off, out, or through ): The lion sent a roar through the jungle.
6.
to cause to occur or befall: The people beseeched Heaven to send peace to their war-torn village.
7.
Electricity.
a.
to transmit (a signal).
b.
to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
8.
Slang. to delight or excite: Frank Sinatra's records used to send her.
verb (used without object), sent, sending.
9.
to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
10.
Electricity. to transmit a signal: The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.
Verb phrases
11.
send down, British. to expel, especially from Oxford or Cambridge.
12.
send for, to request the coming or delivery of; summon: If her temperature goes up, send for the doctor.
13.
send forth,
a.
to produce; bear; yield: plants sending forth new leaves.
b.
to dispatch out of a country as an export.
c.
to issue, as a publication: They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
d.
to emit or discharge: The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
14.
send in, to cause to be dispatched or delivered to a destination: Send in your contest entries to this station.
15.
send off, to cause to depart or to be conveyed from oneself; dispatch; dismiss: His teacher sent him off to the principal's office.
16.
send out,
a.
to distribute; issue.
b.
to send on the way; dispatch: They sent out their final shipment last week.
c.
to order delivery: We sent out for coffee.
17.
send up,
a.
to release or cause to go upward; let out.
b.
Informal. to sentence or send to prison: He was convicted and sent up for life.
c.
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.
Idioms
18.
send packing, to dismiss curtly; send away in disgrace: The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
19.
send round, to circulate or dispatch widely: Word was sent round about his illness.

Origin:
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

sendable, adjective


2. transmit, dispatch, forward. 4. cast, hurl, fling, project.


1. receive.
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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
 
n
11.  another word for swash
 
[Old English sendan; related to Old Norse senda, Gothic sandjan, Old High German senten]
 
'sendable1
 
adj
 
'sender1
 
n

send2 (sɛnd)
 
vb, —n , sends, sending, sent
a variant spelling of scend

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send
O.E. sendan "send, send forth, throw," from P.Gmc. *sandijanan (cf. O.S. sendian, O.N., O.Fris. senda, M.L.G., M.Du. senden, Goth. sandjan), causative form of base *sinþan, denoting "go, journey" (source of O.E. sið "way, journey," O.N. sinn, Goth. sinþs "going, walk, time"), from PIE
base *sent- "to head for, go" (cf. Lith. siusti "send;" see sense). Also used in O.E. of divine ordinance (cf. godsend, from O.E. sand "messenger, message," from P.Gmc. *sandaz "that which is sent"). Slang sense of "to transport with emotion, delight" is recorded from 1932, in Amer.Eng. jazz slang. Send-off "farewell" (especially a funeral) is from 1872.
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