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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsend-ˌoff,  n. [countable]
  1. a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a new venture:The office gave their coworker a fine send-off at a nearby restaurant.
  2. a start;
    impetus.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
send1 /sɛnd/USA pronunciation   v.,  sent/sɛnt/USA pronunciation  send•ing. 
  1. to cause to go:[+ object]sending troops to battle.
  2. to cause to be carried or brought to a destination: [+ object]to send a letter.[+ object + to + object]to send a letter to him.[+ object + object]to send him a letter.
  3. to propel or drive:[+ object]The blast sent pieces of concrete flying.
  4. to give out or utter:[+ object]The lion sent a roar through the jungle.
  5. to cause to feel or occur:[+ object]The story sent him into gales of laughter.
  6. Electricity to transmit (a signal):[+ object]to send a signal to the satellite.
  7. Slang Termsto delight;
    excite:[+ object]He says his new girlfriend really sends him.
  8. send away for, [+ away + for + object] to order (goods) to be delivered by mail:sent away for tulip bulbs.
  9. send for, [+ for + object] to request the coming of;
    summon:Someone send for a doctor!
  10. send forth, [+ forth + object] to produce, bear, or give off:The plant sent forth new leaves in the spring.
  11. send in, to mail to a point of collection: [+ in + object]to send in one's taxes.[+ object + in]to send one's taxes in.
  12. send out: 
    • [+ out + for + object] to order delivery:We sent out for coffee and donuts.
    • to cause to go out: [+ object + out]to send invitations out to all his friends.[+ out + object]to send out invitations.
  13. send up, [+ up + object;  ~ + object + up]
    • to cause to rise up.
    • to ridicule, make fun of, or imitate:to send up the mayor.
Idioms
  1. Idiomssend (someone) packing, [+ object + packing] to dismiss in a quick and sudden manner:The company sent him packing.

send•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
send-off  (sendôf′, -of′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a trip, career, or other venture:They gave him a rousing send-off at the pier.
  2. a start given to a person or thing.
  • noun, nominal use of verb, verbal phrase send off 1855–60, American.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
send1  (send),USA pronunciation v.,  sent, send•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to cause, permit, or enable to go:to send a messenger; They sent their son to college.
  2. to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination:to send a letter.
  3. to order, direct, compel, or force to go:The president sent troops to Asia.
  4. to direct, propel, or deliver to a particular point, position, condition, or direction:to send a punch to the jaw; The punch sent the fighter reeling.
  5. to emit, discharge, or utter (usually fol. by off, out, or through):The lion sent a roar through the jungle.
  6. to cause to occur or befall:The people beseeched Heaven to send peace to their war-torn village.
  7. Electricity
    • to transmit (a signal).
    • to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
  8. Slang Termsto delight or excite:Frank Sinatra's records used to send her.

v.i. 
  1. to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
  2. Electricityto transmit a signal:The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.
  3. British Termssend down, to expel, esp. from Oxford or Cambridge.
  4. send for, to request the coming or delivery of;
    summon:If her temperature goes up, send for the doctor.
  5. send forth: 
    • to produce;
      bear;
      yield:plants sending forth new leaves.
    • to dispatch out of a country as an export.
    • to issue, as a publication:They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
    • to emit or discharge:The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
  6. send in, to cause to be dispatched or delivered to a destination:Send in your contest entries to this station.
  7. send off, to cause to depart or to be conveyed from oneself;
    dispatch;
    dismiss:His teacher sent him off to the principal's office.
  8. send out: 
    • to distribute;
      issue.
    • to send on the way;
      dispatch:They sent out their final shipment last week.
    • to order delivery:We sent out for coffee.
  9. send packing, to dismiss curtly;
    send away in disgrace:The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
  10. send round, to circulate or dispatch widely:Word was sent round about his illness.
  11. send up: 
    • to release or cause to go upward;
      let out.
    • Informal Termsto sentence or send to prison:He was convicted and sent up for life.
    • to expose the flaws or foibles of through parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, or other forms of satire:The new movie sends up merchants who commercialize Christmas.
senda•ble, adj. 
  • Gmc base *sinth-, *santh- go, whence Old English sīth journey, sand message, messenger
  • bef. 900; Middle English senden, Old English sendan; cognate with German senden, Gothic sandjan (causative)
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged transmit, dispatch, forward.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cast, hurl, fling, project.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged receive.

send2  (send),USA pronunciation v.i.,  sent, send•ing, n. [Naut.]
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsscend.

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