send

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English senden (to send), from Old English sendan (to send, cause to go), from Proto-Germanic *sandijaną (to cause to go), from *sinþaną (to go, journey), from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to walk, travel). Cognate with Dutch zenden (to send), Norwegian and Danish sende (to send), German senden (to send), Old English sand, sond (a sending, mission, message), Albanian endem (I roam around, wander).

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send (third-person singular simple present sends, present participle sending, simple past and past participle sent)

  1. (transitive) To make something (such as an object or message) go from one place to another.
    • 2013 June 14, Jonathan Freedland, “Obama's once hip brand is now tainted”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 18: 
      Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.
    Every day at two o'clock, he sends his secretary out to buy him a coffee.
    to send a message, or a letter
  2. (slang, dated) To excite, delight, or thrill (someone).
  3. To bring to a certain condition
    • 1913, D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 9
      “I suppose,” blurted Clara suddenly, “she wants a man.”
      The other two were silent for a few moments.
      “But it’s the loneliness sends her cracked,” said Paul.
  4. (intransitive) To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
    • Bible, 2 Kings vi. 32
      See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away my head?
    Seeing how ill she was, we sent for a doctor at once.
  5. To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.
    • Shakespeare
      God send him well!
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxviii. 20
      The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      God send your mission may bring back peace.
  6. (nautical) To pitch.
    • Totten
      The ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts.

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Noun[edit]

send (plural sends)

  1. (telecommunications) An operation in which data is transmitted.
    sends and receives
  2. (nautical) Alternative form of scend.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. C. Russell to this entry?)
    The send of the sea. — Longfellow.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *tsjam tam, from Proto-Indo-European *kiom tom, a sequence of two pronouns in neuter of which the first is related to 'se'[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sónts, *es-ont- (being, existence, real, true), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es-, *es- (to be), (compare Hittite aššaanza (being), Latin praesentis (presently), Old Lithuanian santį (being), Old Prussian sins (being), Old High German sand (truth)).

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send m

  1. thing, object

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.394

Danish[edit]

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send

  1. Imperative of sende.