AskDefine | Define send

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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, charge]
8 broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song" [syn: air, broadcast, beam, transmit] [also: sent]

User Contributed Dictionary






  1. To make something (such as an object or message) go from one place to another.
    To send a message.
    To send a letter.
  2. slang dated To excite, delight, or thrill (someone).

Derived terms


make something go somewhere





Extensive Definition

Send may be:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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