verb (used with object), sent, sending.
to cause, permit, or enable to go:
to send a messenger; They sent their son to college.
to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination:
to send a letter.
to order, direct, compel, or force to go:
The president sent troops to Asia.
to direct, propel, or deliver to a particular point, position, condition, or direction:
to send a punch to the jaw; The punch sent the fighter reeling.
to emit, discharge, or utter (usually followed by off, out, or through):
The lion sent a roar through the jungle.
to cause to occur or befall:
The people beseeched Heaven to send peace to their war-torn village.
to transmit (a signal).
to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
Slang. to delight or excite:
Frank Sinatra’s records used to send her.
verb (used without object), sent, sending.
to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
Electricity. to transmit a signal:
The ship’s radio sends on a special band of frequencies.
send down, British. to expel, especially from Oxford or Cambridge.
send for, to request the coming or delivery of; summon:
If her temperature goes up, send for the doctor.
to produce; bear; yield:
plants sending forth new leaves.
to dispatch out of a country as an export.
to issue, as a publication:
They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
to emit or discharge:
The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
send in, to cause to be dispatched or delivered to a destination:
Send in your contest entries to this station.
send off, to cause to depart or to be conveyed from oneself; dispatch; dismiss:
His teacher sent him off to the principal’s office.
to distribute; issue.
to send on the way; dispatch:
They sent out their final shipment last week.
to order delivery:
We sent out for coffee.
to release or cause to go upward; let out.
Informal. to sentence or send to prison:
He was convicted and sent up for life.
to expose the flaws or foibles of through parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, or other forms of satire:
The new movie sends up merchants who commercialize Christmas.
send packing, to dismiss curtly; send away in disgrace:
The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
send round, to circulate or dispatch widely:
Word was sent round about his illness.
verb (used without object), sent, sending, noun
verb (used without object), (of a vessel)
to heave in a swell.
to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.
the heaving motion of a vessel.
the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel.
verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending, sent
(of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
the forward lift given a vessel by the sea
verb sends, sending, sent
(transitive) to cause or order (a person or thing) to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place: to send a letter, she sent the salesman away
when intr, foll by (when transitive, takes an infinitive) for;. to dispatch a request or command (for something or to do something): he sent for a bottle of wine, he sent to his son to come home
(transitive) to direct or cause to go to a place or point: his blow sent the champion to the floor
(transitive) to bring to a state or condition: this noise will send me mad
(transitive; often foll by forth, out, etc) to cause to issue; emit: his cooking sent forth a lovely smell from the kitchen
(transitive) to cause to happen or come: misery sent by fate
to transmit (a message) by radio, esp in the form of pulses
(transitive) (slang) to move to excitement or rapture: this music really sends me
send someone about his business, to dismiss or get rid of someone
send someone packing, to dismiss or get rid of (someone) peremptorily
another word for swash (sense 4)
verb, noun sends, sending, sent
a variant spelling of scend
- Send someone packing
send someone packing send someone packing see: send someone about his or her business
- Send someone to the cleaners
send someone to the cleaners
- Send someone to the showers
send someone to the showers
- Send someone up the wall
send someone up the wall
noun 1. an entertaining or humorous burlesque or parody; takeoff: The best skit in the revue was a send-up of TV game shows. send-up