Send

Definition of Send

v. t.1.To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a messenger.
[imp. & p. p. Sent ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Sending.]
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. 42.
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. 10.
O send out thy light an thy truth; let them lead me.
- Ps. xliii. 3.
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.
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. Scott.
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. 32.
2.(Naut.) To pitch; as, the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts.
To send for
to request or require by message to come or be brought.
n.1.(Naut.) The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily.

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