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Webster 1913 Edition


Transmit

Trans-mit′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Transmitted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Transmitting
.]
[L.
transmittere
,
transmissum
;
trans
across, over +
mittere
to send: cf. F.
transmettre
. See
Missile
.]
1.
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
.
The ancientest fathers must be next removed, as Clement of Alexandria, and that Eusebian book of evangelic preparation,
transmitting
our ears through a hoard of heathenish obscenities to receive the gospel.
Milton.
The scepter of that kingdom continued to be
transmitted
in the dynasty of Castile.
Prescott.
2.
To suffer to pass through;
as, glass
transmits
light; metals
transmit
, or conduct, electricity
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Transmit

TRANSMIT'

,
Verb.
T.
[L. transmitto; trans and mitto, to send.]
1.
To send from one person or place to another; as, to transmit a letter or a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money or bills of exchange from one city or country to another. Light is transmitted from the sun to the earth; sound is transmitted by means of vibrations of the air. Our civil and religious privileges have been transmitted to us from our ancestors; and it is our duty to transmit them to our children.
2.
To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit electricity.

Definition 2021


transmit

transmit

See also: transmît

English

Verb

transmit (third-person singular simple present transmits, present participle transmitting, simple past and past participle transmitted)

  1. (transitive) To send or convey something from one person, place or thing to another.
  2. (transitive) To spread or pass on something such as a disease or a signal.
  3. (transitive) To impart, convey or hand down something by inheritance or heredity.
  4. (transitive) To communicate news or information.
  5. (transitive) To convey energy or force through a mechanism or medium.
  6. (intransitive) To send out a signal (as opposed to receive).

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • TX (abbreviation)

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Translations


French

Verb

transmit

  1. third-person singular past historic of transmettre