Hypertext Webster Gateway: "send"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Send \Send\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sent}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Sending}.] [AS. sendan; akin to OS. sendian, D. zenden, G.
senden, OHG. senten, Icel. senda, Sw. s["a]nda, Dan. sende,
Goth. sandjan, and to Goth. sinp a time (properly, a going),
gasinpa companion, OHG. sind journey, AS. s[=i]?, Icel. sinni
a walk, journey, a time. W. hynt a way, journey, OIr. s?t.
Cf. {Sense}.]
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.

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.

O send out thy light an thy truth; let them lead me.
--Ps. xliii.

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!'' --Shak.

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Send \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.

2. (Naut.) To pitch; as, the ship sends forward so violently
as to endanger her masts. --Totten.

{To send for}, to request or require by message to come or be

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Send \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''. --Longfellow.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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},

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