What does send mean?

Definitions for send

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. send, directverb

    cause to go somewhere

    "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

  2. send, send outverb

    to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

    "He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept"

  3. mail, post, sendverb

    cause to be directed or transmitted to another place

    "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"

  4. transport, send, shipverb

    transport commercially

  5. station, post, send, placeverb

    assign to a station

  6. send, get off, send offverb


    "The spy sent the classified information off to Russia"

  7. commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, chargeverb

    cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

    "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

  8. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmitverb

    broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

    "We cannot air this X-rated song"


  1. sendverb

    To make something (such as an object or message) go from one place to another.

  2. sendverb

    To excite, delight, or thrill (someone).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SENDverb

    Etymology: sandgan, Gothick; sendan , Saxon; senden, Dutch.

    There shalt thou serve thine enemies, which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger and in thirst. Deutr. xxviii. 48.

    Send our brother with us, and we will go down. Gen. xliii.

    His citizens sent a message after him, saying, we will not have this man to reign over us. Lu. xix. 14.

    The messenger came, and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for. 2 Sa. xi. 22.

    My overshadowing spirit and might with thee
    I send along. John Milton.

    His wounded men he first sends off to shore. Dryden.

    Servants, sent on messages, stay out somewhat longer than the message requires. Jonathan Swift.

    There have been commissions
    Sent down among them, which have flow’d the heart
    Of all their loyalties. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    I pray thee send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master. Gen. xxiv. 12.

    O send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me. Ps.

    The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto. Deutr. xxviii.

    The water sends forth plants that have no roots fixed in the bottom, being almost but leaves. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

    The senses send in only the influxes of material things, and the imagination and memory present only their pictures or images, when the objects themselves are absent. George Cheyne.

    When the fury took her stand on high,
    A hiss from all the snaky tire went round:
    The dreadful signal all the rocks rebound,
    And through the Achaian cities send the sound. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Sendverb

    I have made bold to send in to your wife:
    My suit is that she will to Desdemona
    Procure me some access. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    They could not attempt their perfect reformation in church and state, ’till those votes were utterly abolished; therefore they sent the same day again to the king. Edward Hyde.

    Go with me some few of you, and see the place; and then you may send for your sick, which bring on land. Francis Bacon.

    He sent for me; and, while I rais’d his head,
    He threw his aged arms about my neck,
    And, seeing that I wept, he press’d me close. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sendverb

    to cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a messenger

  2. Sendverb

    to give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of; as, to send a message

  3. Sendverb

    to emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl; as, to send a ball, an arrow, or the like

  4. Sendverb

    to cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; -- sometimes followed by a dependent proposition

  5. Sendverb

    to dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand

  6. Sendverb

    to pitch; as, the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts

  7. Sendnoun

    the impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily

  8. Etymology: [AS. sendan; akin to OS. sendian, D. zenden, G. senden, OHG. senten, Icel. senda, Sw. snda, Dan. sende, Goth. sandjan, and to Goth. sinp a time (properly, a going), gasinpa companion, OHG. sind journey, AS. s, Icel. sinni a walk, journey, a time. W. hynt a way, journey, OIr. st. Cf. Sense.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Send

    send, v.t. to cause to go: to cause to be conveyed: to despatch: to forward: to compel: to throw: to hurl: to authorise: to grant: to drive: to dismiss: to commission: to diffuse: to bestow.—v.i. to despatch a message or messenger: (naut.) to pitch into the trough of the sea:—pa.t. and pa.p. sent.—n. (Scot.) a messenger, esp. one sent for the bride: a present: the impulse of a wave on a ship.—ns. Sen′der, one who sends: (teleg.) the instrument by which a message is transmitted; Sen′ding, despatching: pitching bodily into the trough of the sea; Send′-off, a start as on a journey.—Send for, to require by message to come or be brought; Send forth, or out, to give, put, or bring forth; Send to Coventry, to cut: to exclude from society. [A.S. sendan; Ice. senda, Goth. sandjan, Ger. senden.]

Editors Contribution

  1. send

    The act and process to transmit or communicate an email.

    The email did send easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

  2. send

    To communicate.

    They did send their love on a text message for their families to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

  3. send

    To deliver commodities, goods or products using a form of transport.

    The goods were send by aircraft to another country as they had the priority for their use.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

  4. send

    To mail or post.

    They did send their love letters by post and mail as they love each other with all their heart and soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. SEND

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SEND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Send is ranked #129825 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Send surname appeared 131 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Send.

    93.8% or 123 total occurrences were White.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'send' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1498

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'send' in Written Corpus Frequency: #622

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'send' in Verbs Frequency: #87

Anagrams for send »

  1. dens

  2. ends

  3. neds

  4. sned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of send in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of send in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of send in a Sentence

  1. Ashok Jangale:

    The government, the police think bonded labor is when someone is tied up in chains or locked inside a room. They don't even acknowledge that these workers are bonded, we tell the workers they have a right to be paid, to not be beaten or abused, to have time off, to send their kids to school.

  2. Jessica Pegula:

    I definitely wanted to do something, we were kind of figuring out what the Bills and the Sabres were doing, just as far as what was the message. I knew they would probably do something and what message were they trying to send. It ended up being kind of the ‘3’ was the symbol.

  3. Daniel Loeb:

    You must be able to offer new independent solutions to retain those customers rather than have them send their manufacturing away.

  4. Tasso Azevedo:

    Deforestation is continuing at a pace that is double that of years past. I think this is because of the messages the president continues to send.

  5. Khabib Nurmagomedov:

    I am laughing inside, you broke window ? Why ? Come inside. You know UFC don’t let you come inside. If you real gangster why don’t you come inside ? This is big history gangster place. Brooklyn. You want to talk to me ? Send me location. We have to talk ? I am gon na come, no problem.

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