send1 / send/ • v. (past sent / sent/ ) 1. [tr.] cause to go or be taken to a particular destination; arrange for the delivery of, esp. by mail: we sent a reminder letter but received no reply | he sent her a nice little note. ∎ order or instruct to go to a particular destination or in a particular direction: Clemons sent me to Bangkok for R&R. ∎ [intr.] send a message or letter: he sent to invite her to supper. ∎ [tr.] cause to move sharply or quickly; propel: the volcano sent clouds of ash up four miles into the air. ∎ (send someone to) arrange for someone to go to (an institution) and stay there for a particular purpose: many parents prefer to send their children to single-sex schools.2. [tr.] inf. affect with powerful emotion; put into ecstasy: it's the spectacle and music that send us, not the words.PHRASES: send someone flying cause someone to be knocked violently off balance or to the ground.send someone packingsee pack1 .send someone to the showerssee shower.send word send a message: he sent word that he was busy.PHRASAL VERBS: send away for order or request that (something) be sent to one: you can send away for the recipe.send someone down Brit. 1. expel a student from a university.2. inf. sentence someone to imprisonment: you're going to get sent down for possessing drugs.send for order or instruct (someone) to come to one; summon: if you don't go I shall send for the police. ∎ order by mail: send for our mail order catalog.send something in submit material to be considered for a competition or possible publication: don't forget to send in your entries for our summer competition.send off foranother way of saying send away for above.send someone off instruct someone to go; arrange for someone's departure: she sent him off to a lecturing engagement. ∎ (of a referee, esp. in soccer or rugby) order a player to leave the field and take no further part in the game: the player was sent off for rough play.send something off dispatch something by mail: please take a moment or two to send off a check to a good cause.send something on transmit mail or luggage to a further destination or in advance of one's own arrival: I've got your catalog—would you like me to send it on?send out for something order delivery of something: we sent out for pizza. send something out1. produce or give out something; emit something: radar signals were sent out in powerful pulses.2. dispatch items to a number of people; distribute something widely: the company sent out written information about the stock.send someone up sentence someone to imprisonment: he was sent up for arson.send someone/something up inf. give an exaggerated imitation of someone or something in order to ridicule them: the humorist who sent up sacred cows like school spirit.DERIVATIVES: send·a·ble adj.send·er n.send2 • n. & v. variant spelling of scend.