Meaning of send


Pronunciation: (send), [key]
— v., sent, send•ing.
  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 fol. 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.
    1. to transmit (a signal).
    2. to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
  7. to delight or excite: Frank Sinatra's records used to send her.
  1. to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
  2. to transmit a signal: The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.
  3. to expel, esp. from Oxford or Cambridge.
  4. to request the coming or delivery of; summon: If her temperature goes up, send for the doctor.
  5. plants sending forth new leaves.
    1. to produce; bear; yield:plants sending forth new leaves.
    2. to dispatch out of a country as an export.
    3. to issue, as a publication:They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
    4. to emit or discharge:The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
  6. to cause to be dispatched or delivered to a destination: Send in your contest entries to this station.
  7. to cause to depart or to be conveyed from oneself; dispatch; dismiss: His teacher sent him off to the principal's office.
  8. They sent out their final shipment last week.
    1. to distribute; issue.
    2. to send on the way; dispatch:They sent out their final shipment last week.
    3. to order delivery:We sent out for coffee.
  9. to dismiss curtly; send away in disgrace: The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
  10. to circulate or dispatch widely: Word was sent round about his illness.
  11. He was convicted and sent up for life.
    1. to release or cause to go upward; let out.
    2. Informal.to sentence or send to prison:He was convicted and sent up for life.
    3. 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.


Pronunciation: (send), [key]
— n. sent, send•ing,
  1. scend.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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