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Webster 1913 Edition


Send

Send

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Sent
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Sending
.]
[AS.
sendan
; akin to OS.
sendian
, D.
zenden
, G.
senden
, OHG.
senten
, Icel.
senda
, Sw.
sända
, Dan.
sende
, Goth.
sandjan
, and to Goth.
sinp
a time (properly, a going), ga
sinpa
companion, OHG.
sind
journey, AS.
sī[GREEK]
, Icel.
sinni
a walk, journey, a time. W.
hynt
a way, journey, OIr.
s[GREEK]t
. Cf.
Sense
.]
1.
To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go;
as, to
send
a messenger
.
I have not
sent
these prophets, yet they ran.
Jer. xxiii. 21.
I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he
sent
me.
John viii. 42.
Servants,
sent
on messages, stay out somewhat longer than the message requires.
Swift.
2.
To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of;
as, to
send
a message
.
He . . .
sent
letters by posts on horseback.
Esther viii. 10.
O
send
out thy light an thy truth; let them lead me.
Ps. xliii. 3.
3.
To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl;
as, to
send
a ball, an arrow, or the like
.
4.
To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; – sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.
“God send him well!”
Shak.
The Lord shall
send
upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke.
Deut. xxviii. 20.
And
sendeth
rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matt. v. 45.
God
send
your mission may bring back peace.
Sir W. Scott.

Send

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
See ye how this son of a murderer hath
sent
to take away my head?
2 Kings vi. 32.
2.
(Naut.)
To pitch;
as, the ship
sends
forward so violently as to endanger her masts
.
Totten.
To send for
,
to request or require by message to come or be brought.

Send

,
Noun.
(Naut.)
The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily.
[Written also
scend
.]
W. C. Russell.
“The send of the sea”.
Longfellow.

Webster 1828 Edition


Send

SEND

,
Verb.
T.
pret. and pp. sent.
1. In a general sense, to throw, cast or thrust; to impel or drive by force to a distance, either with the hand or with an instrument or by other means. We send a ball with the hand or with a bat; a bow sends an arrow; a cannon sends a shot; a trumpet sends the voice much farther than the unassisted organs of speech.
2. To cause to be conveyed or transmitted; as, to send letters or dispatches from one country to another.
3. To cause to go or pass from place to place; as, to send a messenger from London to Madrid.
4. To commission, autorize or direct to go and act.
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. Jer. 23.
5. To cause to come or fall; to bestow.
He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matt. 5.
6. To cause to come or fall; to inflict.
The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation and rebuke. Duet. 28.
7. To propagate; to diffuse.
Cherubic songs by night from neighb'ring hills
Aerial music send. Milton.

Definition 2021


send

send

See also: Sënd

English

Verb

send (third-person singular simple present sends, present participle sending, simple past and past participle sent)

  1. (transitive) To make something (such as an object or message) go from one place to another.
    • 2013 June 14, Jonathan Freedland, Obama's once hip brand is now tainted”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 18:
      Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.
    Every day at two o'clock, he sends his secretary out to buy him a coffee.
    to send a message, or a letter
  2. (slang, dated) To excite, delight, or thrill (someone).
  3. To bring to a certain condition.
    • 1913, D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 9
      “I suppose,” blurted Clara suddenly, “she wants a man.”
      The other two were silent for a few moments.
      “But it’s the loneliness sends her cracked,” said Paul.
  4. (intransitive) To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
    • Bible, 2 Kings vi. 32
      See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away my head?
    Seeing how ill she was, we sent for a doctor at once.
  5. To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.
    • Shakespeare
      God send him well!
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxviii. 20
      The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      God send your mission may bring back peace.
  6. (nautical) To pitch.
    • Totten
      The ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts.
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From the verb.

Noun

send (plural sends)

  1. (telecommunications) An operation in which data is transmitted.
    sends and receives
  2. (nautical) Alternative form of scend
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. C. Russell to this entry?)
    The send of the sea. Longfellow.

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: greater · army · horse · #567: send · peace · glad · hair

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *tsjam tam, from Proto-Indo-European *kiom tom, a sequence of two pronouns in neuter of which the first is related to 'se'[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sónts, *es-ont- (being, existence, real, true), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es-, *es- (to be), (compare Hittite aššaanza (being), Latin praesentis (presently), Old Lithuanian santį (being), Old Prussian sins (being), Old High German sand (truth)).

Noun

send m

  1. thing, object

References

  1. A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.394

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛn/, [sɛnˀ]

Verb

send

  1. imperative of sende

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

send

  1. imperative of sende