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sent Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun 100 senti equal 1 kroon in Estonia
  2. verb cause to go somewhere
    direct; send.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  3. verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send; send out.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept
  4. verb cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
    mail; post; send.
    • send me your latest results
    • I'll mail you the paper when it's written
  5. verb transport commercially
    ship; send; transport.
  6. verb assign to a station
    post; station; place; send.
  7. verb transfer
    send off; get off; send.
    • The spy sent the classified information off to Russia
  8. verb cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    commit; charge; send; institutionalize; institutionalise.
    • After the second episode, she had to be committed
    • he was committed to prison
  9. verb broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    broadcast; beam; transmit; send; air.
    • We cannot air this X-rated song
  10. adjective caused or enabled to go or be conveyed or transmitted

Sent verb & noun
  1. See Scent, v. & n. Obs. Spenser.
  1. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Send, for sendeth.
  1. imp. & p. p. of Send.

Webster 1913