v. (often foll. By to + infin.) Appear or feel (seems ridiculous). i etc. Can't seem to i etc. Appear unable to (can't seem to manage it). It seems (or would seem) (often foll. By that) it appears to be the case. [old norse]
past part. Of *see1.
v. Ooze out; percolate. [old english]
n. - person who sees.
- prophet; visionary.
comb. Form expressing reflexive action: 1 of or by oneself or itself (self-locking).
- on, in, for, or of oneself or itself (self-absorbed).
- n. (pl. Selves) 1 individuality, personality, or essence (showed his true self; is her old self again).
- object of introspection or reflexive action.
- a one's own interests or pleasure. B concentration on these.
- commerce or colloq. Myself, yourself, etc. (cheque drawn to self). [old english]
—v. (past and past part. Sold) 1 exchange or be exchanged for money (these sell well).
- stock for sale (do you sell eggs?).
- (foll. By at, for) have a specified price (sells at £5).
- (also refl.) Betray or prostitute for money etc.
- (also refl.) Advertise or publicize (a product, oneself, etc.).
- cause to be sold (name alone will sell it).
- colloq. Make (a person) enthusiastic about (an idea etc.). —n. Colloq. - manner of selling (soft sell).
- deception; disappointment. sell down the river see *river. Sell off sell at reduced prices. Sell out 1 (also absol.) Sell (all one's stock, shares, etc.).
- betray; be treacherous or disloyal. Sell short disparage, underestimate. Sell up sell one's business, house, etc. [old english]
n. (pl. -s) colloq. Semi-detached house. [abbreviation]
- prefix 1 half.
- partly. [latin]
v. (past and past part. Sent) 1 a order or cause to go or be conveyed. B propel (sent him flying). C cause to become (sent me mad).
- send a message etc. (he sent to warn me).
- (of god, etc.) Grant, bestow, or inflict; bring about; cause to be.
- slang put into ecstasy. send away for order (goods) by post. Send down 1 rusticate or expel from a university.
- send to prison. Send for 1 summon.
- order by post. Send in 1 cause to go in.
- submit (an entry etc.) For a competition etc. Send off 1 dispatch (a letter, parcel, etc.).
- attend the departure of (a person) as a sign of respect etc.
- sport (of a referee) order (a player) to leave the field. Send off for = send away for. Send on transmit further or in advance of oneself. Send up 1 cause to go up.
- transmit to a higher authority.
- colloq. Ridicule by mimicking. Send word send information. sender n. [old english]