From Middle English *forthsenden, from Old English forþsendan (“to send forth”), equivalent to forth- + send. Cognate with Dutch voortzenden (“to send forth”), German fortsenden (“to send forth, dispatch”).
- (transitive, archaic) To send forth; dispatch; send off.
1885, Robert Burleigh Campbell (mrs.), Palm leaves from Ceylon, and other poems:
- Forthsend my thoughts, to Venice on the sea; And dream of gondolas, and palace-pile, And shadowy figures sitting near to me; [...]
- 1904, The Book monthly:
- Many thanks now in foresight for the care wherewith you have to forthsend me this post parcell, that I am waiting for with hurry (I have me pickled the ear ass on this word : avec impatience ! ). Forgive me.