Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
sendan; akin to OS.
sandjan, and to Goth.
sinpa time (properly, a going), ga
sinnia walk, journey, a time. W.
hynta way, journey, OIr.
To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go;
I have not
sentthese prophets, yet they ran.
Jer. xxiii. 21.
I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he
John viii. 42.
senton messages, stay out somewhat longer than the message requires.
To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of;
He . . .
sentletters by posts on horseback.
Esther viii. 10.
sendout thy light an thy truth; let them lead me.
Ps. xliii. 3.
To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl;
senda ball, an arrow, or the like
To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; – sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.“God send him well!”
The Lord shall
sendupon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke.
Deut. xxviii. 20.
sendethrain on the just and on the unjust.
Matt. v. 45.
sendyour mission may bring back peace.
Sir W. Scott.
To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
See ye how this son of a murderer hath
sentto take away my head?
2 Kings vi. 32.
as, the ship.
sendsforward so violently as to endanger her masts
To send for,
to request or require by message to come or be brought.
The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily.
W. C. Russell.“The send of the sea”.
Webster 1828 Edition
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, autorize or direct to go and act.
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. Jer. 23.
5. To cause to come or fall; to bestow.
He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matt. 5.
6. To cause to come or fall; to inflict.
The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation and rebuke. Duet. 28.
7. To propagate; to diffuse.
Cherubic songs by night from neighb'ring hills
Aerial music send. Milton.