Definition of


  1. (verb, motion) cause to go somewhere
    She sent her children to camp
    He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  2. (verb, contact) to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
  3. (verb, communication) cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
    I'll mail you the paper when it's written
  4. (verb, motion) transport commercially
  5. (verb, competition) assign to a station
  6. (verb, communication) transfer
  7. (verb, possession) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    he was committed to prison
  8. (verb, communication) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Send

  1. O.E. sendan "send, send forth, throw," from P.Gmc. *sandijanan (cf. O.S. sendian, O.N., O.Fris. senda, M.L.G., M.Du. senden, Goth. sandjan), causative form of base *sin?an, denoting "go, journey" (source of O.E. si? "way, journey," O.N. sinn, Goth. sin?s "going, walk, time"), from PIE base *sent- "to h… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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