a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a trip, career, or other venture:
They gave him a rousing send-off at the pier.
a start given to a person or thing.
a demonstration of good wishes to a person about to set off on a journey, new career, etc
a start, esp an auspicious one, to a venture
verb (transitive, adverb)
to cause to depart; despatch
(sport) (of the referee) to dismiss (a player) from the field of play for some offence
(informal) to give a sendoff to
noun 1. a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a trip, career, or other venture: They gave him a rousing send-off at the pier. 2. a start given to a person or thing. send-off
- Send on
1. Forward something, as in He’s moved; I’ll send on this letter to his new address. [ First half of 1800s ] 2. send someone on. Cause someone to go on an errand or path, as in I sent your brother on an errand but he should be back soon, or They’ve sent us on […]
verb (used with object), sent, sending. 1. to cause, permit, or enable to go: to send a messenger; They sent their son to college. 2. to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination: to send a letter. 3. to order, direct, compel, or force to go: The president sent troops to Asia. 4. […]
- Send someone packing
send someone packing send someone packing see: send someone about his or her business