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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.

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

  2. transmitverb

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

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

  3. transmitverb

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

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

  4. transmitverb

    To communicate news or information.

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

  5. transmitverb

    To convey energy or force through a mechanism.

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

  6. transmitverb

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

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

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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    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. Antonio Costa:

    What I want to transmit, especially to markets, is that Portugal will maintain the stability of its European commitments.

  2. Harry Savage:

    No matter where you go in the U.S., there are good vectors (mosquitoes that transmit disease).

  3. John Brooks:

    We can safely reduce the length of quarantine, but accepting there is a small residual risk that a person who is leaving quarantine early could transmit to someone else if they became infectious.

  4. Julie Parsonnet:

    We still don't know if vaccinated people can transmit infection or not, until that is clarified, we won't know whether 'passports' will be effective.

  5. Simon Byabakama:

    We are not using local internet to transmit our results, we are using our own system, don’t worry, results will come.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. contiguous
    • C. defiant
    • D. foreordained

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