send-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: cause to convey, transmit

Commentary: NP1 send (NP2(+recipient)) NP3(-animate) Includes: SEND A MESSAGE; SEND BACK; SEND IN; SEND OFF; SEND ON; SEND OUT; SEND WORD

The CEO sent several memos last month regarding quality control.
She sent the food back to the kitchen because it's cold.
He was arrested for sending classified information to the enemy.
She sent John the message.
UNICEF sent supplies to those in need.
In the last election, voters sent a message to local politicians that they won't tolerate corruption.
Send off your box tops now for your free decoder ring!
Send word to Sean that it's safe to return.
That radio station doesn't have enough power to send its programming beyond our local area.

VerbNet: send-11.1-1
FrameNet: Sending
PropBank: send.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
send_off 1, 3
send_word 1
send_on 1
send_out 1
send_in 1, 2
send_a_message 1
send_back 1

Sense Number 2: assign or admit to (place or institution)

Commentary: NP1 send NP2[+human] (PP[+locative])

He was sent to Bosnia as a medic.
Will the country send another 10,000 troops to the front?
That crime sent him to prison for 10 years.

VerbNet: confine-92-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 7

Sense Number 3: cause to move in a certain direction or for a certain purpose

Commentary: NP SEND NP ADV[+dir]/PP[+dir]/PP[+purpose] Includes: SEND AWAY; SEND FOR; SEND OFF; SEND PACKING

The stone landed in the water and sent ripples out across the pond
That story will send shivers down your spine.
The British Man-o-War sent another volley of cannon fire at the enemy vessel.
They sent him on his way.
I sent her out for milk an hour ago.
Send for Helen in accounting.
One press of this button will send off missiles toward our enemies.
She sent him packing after his affair.

VerbNet: send-11.1-1,fire-10.10
FrameNet: Causation
PropBank: send.02,send.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
send_off 2
send_for 1
send_packing 1
send_away 1, 2

Sense Number 4: temporarily suspend from college or university

Commentary: Is: SEND DOWN

That last prank got him sent down from university.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
send_down 1