sent(redirected from Sent (Graubünden))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
v. sent, send•ing. v.t.
v.i. sent, send•ing,
- coals to Newcastle - Something brought or sent to a place where it is already plentiful; it is a reference to the English town of Newcastle upon Tyne, historically a major coal exporter.
- envoy - Pronounced EN-voy, it literally means "sent on one's way."
- epistle - From Greek epistole, "something sent to someone."
- India ink - Originally applied to Chinese and Japanese pigments made into solid blocks and sent to Europe through India.
Send and sent are different forms of the same verb. Because they sound similar, they are sometimes confused. Send /send/ is the base form. If you send something to someone, you arrange for it to be taken and delivered to them, for example by post.
Sent /sent/ is the past tense and -ed participle of send.