What does transmit mean?

Definitions for transmit
trænsˈmɪt, trænz-trans·mit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convey, transmit, communicateverb

    transfer to another

    "communicate a disease"

  2. impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channelverb

    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

    "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

  3. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmitverb

    broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

    "We cannot air this X-rated song"

  4. transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channeliseverb

    send from one person or place to another

    "transmit a message"


  1. transmitverb

    To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another.

  2. transmitverb

    To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal.

  3. transmitverb

    To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity.

  4. transmitverb

    To communicate news or information.

  5. transmitverb

    To convey energy or force through a mechanism.

  6. transmitverb

    To send out a signal (as opposed to receive).

  7. Etymology: From transmitten, from transmitto. See also oversend.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Transmitverb

    To send from one person or place to another.

    Etymology: transmitto, Lat. transmettre, Fr.

    By means of writing, former ages transmit the memorials of ancient times and things to posterity. Matthew Hale.

    He sent orders to his friend in Spain to sell his estate, and transmit the money to him. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 198.

    Thus flourish’d love, and beauty reign’d in state,
    Till the proud Spaniard gave this glory’s date:
    Past is the gallantry, the same remains,
    Transmitted safe in John Dryden’s lofty scenes. George Granville.

    Shine forth, ye planets, with distinguish’d light;
    Again transmit your friendly beams to earth,
    As when Britannia joy’d for Anna’s birth. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transmitverb

    to cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance; as, to transmit a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money, or bills of exchange, from one country to another

  2. Transmitverb

    to suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit, or conduct, electricity


  1. Transmit

    Transmit is an FTP client for Mac OS X and Mac OS Classic. Developed by Panic, Transmit is shareware – after a seven-day trial period, the product can only be used for seven-minute sessions until it has been purchased. Transmit 4 includes a number of features, many of which take advantage of technologies Apple has introduced in OS X 10.4, such as uploading using a Dashboard widget or the dock, support for .Mac and iDisk/WebDAV, FTP/WebDAV/S3 servers as disks in Finder, Spotlight, Droplets, Amazon S3 support and Automator plugins. The app was called "Transit" at introduction, but had to be changed due to a conflict with an existing product. Transmit was also made for Mac OS Classic, but it has been discontinued and made freeware.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transmit

    trans-mit′, v.t. to send across to another person or place: to suffer to pass through:—pr.p. transmit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. transmit′ted.n. Transmissibil′ity.—adjs. Transmis′sible, Transmit′tible, that may be transmitted from one to another, or through any body or substance.—ns. Transmis′sion, Transmit′tal, act of transmitting: the sending from one place or person to another: passage through.—adj. Transmis′sive, transmitted: derived from one to another.—ns. Transmit′tance, transfer; Transmit′ter. [L. trans, across, mittĕre, missum, to send.]

Editors Contribution

  1. transmit

    To convey energy through a mechanism.

    The brain substances did transmit through the synapses regularly.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020  

  2. transmit

    To convey, communicate or share data, information, fact or knowledge through a telecommunications network, structure, system, application, software, online or internet.

    The broadband router did transmit data from the internet.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 8, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'transmit' in Verbs Frequency: #909

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transmit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transmit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of transmit in a Sentence

  1. Alex Sigal:

    That may make it transmit better perhaps between our cells as well.

  2. Jared Baeten:

    Just because someone has a high viral load doesn't make them Super Spreader ' if they're behind a mask [ or ] at home, because the super spreading happens when someone who is able to transmit the virus is in contact with enough people that they end up spreading the virus to more people than the average.

  3. Miguel Nicolelis:

    These patients may have been able to transmit some of this information from the cortex through the spinal cord, through these very few nerves that may have survived the original trauma. It’s almost like we turned them on again.

  4. Anne Bouverot:

    The really difficult thing to do with 4G today is to transmit a huge amount of 3D data in real time and to be able to act on it, you can't do it today but that's something we'd want to try and be able to do with 5G.

  5. Tom Skinner:

    This is a very serious illness, but it's difficult to transmit, you have to have prolonged close contact with someone with active tuberculosis to get it.

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