Definition for SEND

SEND, v.t. [pret. and pp. sent. Sax. sendan; Goth. sandyan; D. zenden; G. senden; Sw. sända; Dan. sender.]

  1. In a general sense, to throw, cast or thrust; to impel or drive by force to a distance, either with the hand or with an instrument or by other means. We send a ball with the hand or with a bat; a bow sends an arrow; a cannon sends a shot; a trumpet sends the voice much farther than the unassisted organs of speech.
  2. To cause to be conveyed or transmitted; as, to send letters or dispatches from one country to another.
  3. To cause to go or pass from place to place; as, to send a messenger from London to Madrid.
  4. To commission, authorize or direct to go and act. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. Jer. xxiii.
  5. To cause to come or fall; to bestow. He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matth. v.
  6. To cause to come or fall; to inflict. The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation and rebuke. Deut. xxviii. If I send pestilence among my people. 2 Chron. vii.
  7. To propagate; to diffuse. Cherubic songs by night from neighb'ring hills / Aerial music send. – Milton. To send away, to dismiss; to cause to depart. To send forth or out, to produce; to put or bring forth; as, a tree sends forth branches. #2. To emit; as, flowers send forth their fragrance. – James iii.

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