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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sender, transmitternoun

    someone who transmits a message

    "return to sender"

  2. transmitter, sendernoun

    set used to broadcast radio or tv signals


  1. sendernoun

    Someone who sends.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sendernoun

    He that sends.

    Etymology: from send.

    This was a merry message.
    —— We hope to make the sender blush at it. William Shakespeare, H. V.

    Love that comes too late,
    Like a remorseful pardon slowly carried,
    To the great sender turns a sour offence. William Shakespeare.

    Best with the best, the sender, not the sent. John Milton.


  1. Sender

    A sender was a special type of circuit in 20th-century electromechanical telephone exchanges which registered the telephone numbers dialed by the subscriber, and then transmitted that information to another exchange. In some American exchange designs, for example, the No. 1 Crossbar switch there were both originating senders and terminating senders. The corresponding device in the British director telephone system was called a "director" and, in other contexts, "register".


  1. sender

    A sender is an individual, group, or organization that initiates a communication or information transfer by generating and transmitting a message through an appropriate channel, with the aim of reaching a receiver. In digital communication, a sender can be a device or a piece of software like email program which transmits a data packet or message to another device. In other aspects like in shipping or postal services, a sender is the one who dispatches parcels or letters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sendernoun

    one who sends

Editors Contribution

  1. sender

    A person, business, company or organization that sends.

    The sender was very efficient in sending the goods and products to where they needed to be.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sender is ranked #32079 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sender surname appeared 719 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sender.

    91.6% or 659 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 38 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for sender »

  1. denser

  2. enders

  3. resend

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sender in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sender in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Hate: return to sender; address unknown.

  2. Joseph Batten:

    It is the responsibility of the sender to make sure the receiver understands the message.

  3. Dan Seeger:

    It is an honor to see a photo of my father I’d taken some 60 years ago become this wonderful forever stamp, my dad did most of his correspondence by hand — written letters — and I can imagine him smiling and of course appreciating this great honor because he relied on the U.S. Mail with its simplicity and honesty, knowing that thoughts and ideas can go from the sender over a tremendous expanse to a single receiver and get delivered.

  4. Dennis Koenig:

    Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread return to sender, addressee unknown. That's a shame because it's a whole other world out there--or in here depending on your point of view.

  5. Elections Mike Bennett:

    Mugshot for Larry Wiggins, 62,( Manatee County Sheriff's Office) RETURN TO SENDER : DC VOTERS ARE BEING SENT MAIL-IN BALLOTS FOR EX-RESIDENTS Elections Mike Bennett said Elections Mike Bennett staff discovered the fraudduring a routine check of the voter rollthat is done whenever someone requests a mail ballot, the paper reported Friday. He said the voter database is constantly being updated, includingwith information from the state Department of Health on voters who die. As soon as they pulled up the file it showed that she is dead, Elections Mike Bennett said, the paper reported. The supervisors office then compared the handwriting on the absentee ballot request for Wigginss wife with her signature on file, and discovered thatWiggins had forged his wifes signature, according to paper. PENNSYLVANIA OFFICIAL SAYS DUMPED MILITARY BALLOTS NOT INTENTIONAL FRAUD Deputies were alerted on Sept. 17 and prosecutors agreed this weekto take the case to court. Larry Wiggins was booked Thursday on a charge of requesting a vote by mail ballot on behalf of another elector and released on $ 1,500 bail. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison. Elections Mike Bennett said the Larry Wiggins case was the first case of voter fraud Larry Wiggins has come across in Manatee County since becoming the top elections official in 2012. The amount of fraud committed in Florida in elections is very small.

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