Send v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sent p. pr. & vb. n. Sending.]
1. To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a messenger.
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. --Jer. xxiii. 21.
I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. --John viii. 42.
Servants, sent on messages, stay out somewhat longer than the message requires. --Swift.
2. To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of; as, to send a message.
He . . . sent letters by posts on horseback. --Esther viii. 10.
O send out thy light an thy truth; let them lead me. --Ps. xliii. 3.
3. To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl; as, to send a ball, an arrow, or the like.
4. To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; -- sometimes followed by a dependent proposition. “God send him well!”
The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke. --Deut. xxviii. 20.
And sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. --Matt. v. 45.
God send your mission may bring back peace. --Sir W. Scott.
Send v. i.
1. To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away my head? --2 Kings vi. 32.
2. Naut. To pitch; as, the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts.
To send for, to request or require by message to come or be brought.
Send, n. Naut. The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily. [Written also scend.] --W. C. Russell. “The send of the sea”.
v 1: cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in
the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed
all his energies into his dissertation" [syn: direct]
2: to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to
another place; "He had sent the dispatches downtown to the
proper people and had slept" [syn: send out]
3: cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send
me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when
it's written" [syn: mail, post]
4: transport commercially [syn: transport, ship]
5: assign to a station [syn: station, post, base, place]
6: transfer; "The spy sent the classified information off to
Russia" [syn: get off, send off]
7: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After
the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was
committed to prison" [syn: commit, institutionalize, institutionalise,
8: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We
cannot air this X-rated song" [syn: air, broadcast, beam,