Definitions English

  • To cause to be conveyed by an intermediary to a destination: send goods by plane.
  • To dispatch, as by a communications medium: send a message by radio.
  • To direct to go on a mission: sent troops into the Middle East.
  • To require or enable to go: sent her children to college.
  • To direct (a person) to a source of information; refer: sent the student to the reference section of the library.
  • To give off (heat, for example); emit or issue: a stove that sends forth great warmth.
  • To utter or otherwise emit (sound): sent forth a cry of pain.
  • To hit so as to direct or propel with force; drive: The batter sent the ball to left field. The slap on my back sent me staggering.
  • To cause to take place or occur: We will meet whatever vicissitudes fate may send.
  • To put or drive into a given state or condition: horrifying news that sent them into a panic.
  • Slang To transport with delight; carry away: That music really sends me.
  • To dispatch someone to do an errand or convey a message: Let's send out for hamburgers.
  • To dispatch a request or order, especially by mail: send away for a new catalogue.
  • To transmit a message or messages: The radio operator was still sending when the ship went down.
  • send down Chiefly British To suspend or dismiss from a university.
  • send for To request to come by means of a message or messenger; summon.
  • send in To cause to arrive or to be delivered to the recipient: Let's send in a letter of protest.
  • send in Sports To put (a player) into or back into a game or contest: The coach is sending in the kicker.
  • send in To cause (someone) to arrive in or become involved in a particular place or situation: The commander sent in the sappers. It's time to send in the lawyers.
  • send off Sports To eject (a player), as from a soccer game, especially for a flagrant violation of the rules.
  • send up Informal To send to jail: was sent up for 20 years.
  • send up Informal To make a parody of: "grandiloquently eccentric but witty verbiage . . . that would send up the nastiness of suburban London” ( New York).
  • send flying Informal To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force: a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.
  • send packing To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
  • Nautical Variant of scend.