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Definition of "send" []

  • To cause to be conveyed by an intermediary to a destination: send goods by plane. (verb-transitive)
  • To dispatch, as by a communications medium: send a message by radio. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct to go on a mission: sent troops into the Middle East. (verb-transitive)
  • To require or enable to go: sent her children to college. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct (a person) to a source of information; refer: sent the student to the reference section of the library. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "send" in a sentence
  • "_I send away_; comp. of prep, ἀπό, _off_, and στέλλω, _I send_; root στελ, vowel changed, § 63; aug. cuts off final ο of prep.,"
  • "Well, this wretched ape must needs send -- _send_, mind you, not come down and himself ask, but _send_ -- for a man to move some furniture up at the house there."
  • "Here is the order to send a cargo, with a _please to send_; so the factor may let it alone if he does not please. ["