Meaning of SEND in English


1. to send a letter, message, parcel etc

2. to send something to someone after it has come to you

3. to send someone somewhere

4. when something sends out signals, light, heat etc


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1. to send a letter, message, parcel etc

▷ send /send/ [transitive verb]

▪ Send a cheque for £50 with your order.

▪ How many Christmas cards did you send?

send somebody something

▪ Perhaps I should send him a note of apology.

▪ She sent him a furious email.

send something to something

▪ He sent a dozen red roses to his girlfriend on her birthday.

▪ MI5 intercepted a message sent from a business firm in Paris to The Hague.

sender [countable noun]

▪ The sender of the first correct answer wins a trip to London.

▷ post British /mail especially American /pəʊst, meɪl/ [transitive verb]

to send a letter, package etc by putting it in a letter box or taking it to the post office :

▪ I must remember to post Joey’s birthday card.

▪ You may choose not to mail the payment until the due date.

post/mail something to somebody

▪ Could you mail those photographs to me?

▪ Tickets will be posted to you unless otherwise requested.

post/mail somebody something

▪ I mailed my dad a postcard from Alaska.

▷ fax /fæks/ [transitive verb]

to send someone a copy of a document or message electronically down a telephone line, using a fax machine :

▪ Shall I fax the report or mail it?

fax something to somebody

▪ The order will be faxed directly to the manufacturer.

fax somebody something

▪ They’ve agreed to fax us their proposals tomorrow.

faxed [adjective]

sent by fax :

▪ In a faxed letter, he said he would not be returning to work.

▷ email/e-mail /ˈiːmeɪl/ [transitive verb]

to send a message directly from one computer to another computer, using the Internet :

▪ You can email Richard in Sydney.

email somebody something

▪ I’ll e-mail you his address when I get home.

email something to somebody

▪ She spent the next hour e-mailing her resume to prospective employers.

▷ send off /ˌsend ˈɒf/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send something somewhere so that it can be dealt with :

send something off

▪ I must send this film off to be processed.

send off something

▪ When did you send off your application form?

▷ send in /ˌsend ˈɪn/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send something to an organization by mail, so that it can be dealt with :

send something in

▪ We’ve sent our passports in to get them renewed.

send in something

▪ The final date for sending in completed application forms is July 3rd.

▪ Almost 1000 questionnaires have already been sent in.

▷ send out /ˌsend ˈaʊt/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send something to a lot of people :

send out something

▪ The club sends out a monthly newsletter to all its members.

▪ Officials are sending out information packs to 4000 firms in the area.

send something out

▪ We posted the wedding invitations in batches, rather than sending them all out at the same time.

▷ circulate /ˈsɜːʳkjɑleɪt/ [transitive verb]

to send a letter or written message to each person in a group in order to make sure that everyone receives the information you want them to receive :

▪ While Shelley was still at school, he circulated a pamphlet attacking religion.

circulate something around/to/through etc

▪ Sneed had circulated a letter round the department explaining the new pay cuts.

▪ A list of well-known fraudsters was circulated to all local police chiefs.

be widely circulated

circulated to a lot of people

▪ The results of the survey were widely circulated.

▷ dispatch/despatch /dɪˈspætʃ/ [transitive verb] formal

to send something to someone, especially something they have ordered or are expecting :

▪ The seller had agreed to dispatch the goods free of charge.

dispatch something to something

▪ The proofs were then despatched to London for printing.

▷ get something off /ˌget something ˈɒf/ [transitive phrasal verb] informal

to send something by mail, especially when it is urgent :

▪ She managed to get all the letters off before five o'clock.

get sth off to

▪ I’ll get this off to you first thing in the morning.

▷ put something in the post /ˌpʊt something ɪn ðə ˈpəʊst/ [verb phrase] British

to put a letter, parcel etc into a post box or take it to a post office to be sent :

▪ I’ll put a cheque in the post for you tonight.

2. to send something to someone after it has come to you

▷ forward /ˈfɔːʳwəʳd/ [transitive verb]

to send something to another person after it has come to you, so that they can deal with it :

▪ I asked the landlord to forward all my mail, but he didn’t.

forward something to somebody

▪ After the report had been translated, it was forwarded to Admiral Turner.

forward somebody something

▪ Could you forward me her email, and I’ll get back to her.

▷ send on /ˌsend ˈɒn/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send someone’s letters or possessions to them at their new address because they have moved house :

send something on (to somebody)

▪ If any letters arrive, please send them on to me in Los Angeles.

send on something

▪ I promised that I’d send on her final salary cheque.

▷ send back/return /ˌsend ˈbæk, rɪˈtɜːʳn/ [transitive verb]

to send something back to the person who sent it. Return is more formal than send back and is used especially in writing. :

send something back

▪ She sent all Patrick’s letters back without opening them.

send back something

▪ Complete all the details, then send back the form.

return something (to somebody)

▪ I would be grateful if you would sign the attached copy of this letter and return it to me.

▷ redirect /ˌriːdaɪˈrekt, -də̇-/ [transitive verb]

to write someone’s new address on a letter or parcel that has arrived for them, and send it to them :

▪ I’ve asked the new owners to redirect all our letters.

redirect something to something

▪ I’m redirecting all his letters to his college.

3. to send someone somewhere

▷ send /send/ [transitive verb]

to make someone or something go somewhere :

send somebody/something out/to/back etc

▪ He sent the children out of the room so we could talk.

▪ There are no plans to send British troops to the area.

▪ He travelled all over the world, but decided to send his son to school in England.

▷ pack off /ˌpæk ˈɒf/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send someone to another place very quickly, especially so that you do not have to deal with them or they do not cause you any problems :

pack somebody off (to)

▪ They gave her her supper and then packed her off to bed.

be packed off (to)

▪ To prevent a scandal, John was rapidly packed off to another city.

▷ dispatch/despatch /dɪˈspætʃ/ [transitive verb] formal

to send someone or something to a place, especially so that they can help in a difficult or dangerous situation :

▪ The government dispatched 150 police to restore order.

▪ As soon as the news reached them, a second airplane was despatched.

dispatch somebody/something to

▪ A recovery vehicle was immediately dispatched to the area.

▷ send in /ˌsend ˈɪn/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send a group of soldiers, police, medical workers etc somewhere to deal with a difficult or dangerous situation :

send in somebody

▪ After the earthquake, the Red Cross sent in medical teams from around the world.

send somebody in

▪ Sending troops in would only make the situation worse.

▷ send out /ˌsend ˈaʊt/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send someone somewhere to do a particular job, especially somewhere far away :

send out somebody

▪ The paper sent out several teams of reporters to follow the progress of the war.

▪ Their top computer engineers were sent out to tackle the problem.

send somebody out

▪ We’ll send a mechanic out as soon as we can.

▷ be posted /biː ˈpəʊstə̇d/ [verb phrase]

if someone such as a soldier or government official is posted to a place, especially somewhere abroad, they are sent there to do their job :

be posted to

▪ My father was posted to Hong Kong when I was six.

▪ He joined the company three years ago and is hoping to be posted to Asia soon.

be posted as

▪ Terry’s just heard he’s been posted as liaison officer on the USS Nebraska.

▷ be stationed /biː ˈsteɪʃ ə nd/ [verb phrase]

if a member of an army, navy, or air force is stationed somewhere, they are sent to that place for a period of military duty :

be stationed in/at/there etc

▪ My uncle was stationed in Burma during the war.

▪ At the weekend, all the local bars were full of soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg.

4. when something sends out signals, light, heat etc

▷ send out /ˌsend ˈaʊt/ [transitive phrasal verb]

▪ The beacon sends out a beam of light every thirty seconds.

▪ He lit a fire, which sent out clouds of dense smoke.

▪ The radar sends out radio waves and listens for echoes from enemy craft.

▷ give out /ˌgɪv ˈaʊt/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send out light, sound, heat etc :

▪ The oil lamp gave out a pleasant yellowish light.

▪ The musical triangle gives out a clear, beautiful note when struck.

▪ The stun gun, when applied to the body, gives out a sharp electric shock.

▷ give off /ˌgɪv ˈɒf/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to send out heat, smells, gas etc as a result of a natural or chemical process :

▪ The plant gives off a delicate smell of lemons.

▪ Gas heaters should only be used in well-ventilated rooms as they give off carbon monoxide.

▷ emit /ɪˈmɪt/ [transitive verb] formal

to send out heat, light, smells, gas etc :

▪ When minerals such as quartz are heated, they emit light.

▪ The Earth emits natural radiation.

▷ radiate /ˈreɪdieɪt/ [transitive verb] especially written

to send out light or heat in all directions from a central point :

▪ The sun radiates both warmth and light.

▪ The old and faded lights radiated a feeble glow upon the walls.

▷ cast/throw /kɑːstǁkæst, θrəʊ/ [transitive verb]

to send out light onto a surface or onto a particular area - used especially in stories and descriptions :

▪ The sun shining through the trees cast a pattern of light and shade on the footpath.

▪ Candles in tarnished holders threw a warm light over the room.

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