consign

  • 1 Consign — Con*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consigned} 3; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consigning}.] [F. consigner, L. consignare, signatu,, to seal or sign; con + signare, fr. signum mark. See {Sign}.] 1. To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 consign — con·sign /kən sīn/ vt: to entrust (one s goods) to the possession of a dealer to be sold for profit or returned if unsold compare bail, entrust con·sign·ment n con·sign·or /kən sī nər, ˌkän ˌsī nȯr/ n …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 consign — con‧sign [kənˈsaɪn] verb [transitive] formal 1. TRANSPORT COMMERCE to send or deliver goods to someone, usually someone who has bought them: • Another copy of the document is sent to the party to whom the goods are consigned …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Consign — Con*sign , v. i. 1. To submit; to surrender or yield one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All lovers young, all lovers must Consign to thee, and come to dust. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 consign — ► VERB 1) deliver to someone s possession or care. 2) send (goods) by a public carrier. 3) (consign to) put (someone or something) in (a place) so as to be rid of them. DERIVATIVES consignee noun consignor noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 consign — [kən sīn′] vt. [L consignare, to seal, register < com , together + signare, to sign, mark < signum,SIGN] 1. to hand over; give up or deliver [consigned to jail] 2. to put in the care of another; entrust [consign the orphan to her uncle s… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 consign — To hand over or give possession of an asset to someone. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 8 consign — early 15c., to ratify by a sign or seal, from M.Fr. consigner (15c.), from L. consignare to seal, register, originally to mark with a sign, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + signare to sign, mark, from signum sign (see SIGN (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 consign — *commit, entrust, confide, relegate Analogous words: transfer, *move, remove, shift: assign, allocate, *allot: resign, surrender, yield (see RELINQUISH) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 consign — [v] entrust, hand over for care address, appoint, assign, authorize, commend to, commission, commit, confide, convey, delegate, deliver, deposit with, dispatch, forward, give, issue, put in charge of, relegate, remit, route, send, ship, transfer …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 consign to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms consign to : present tense I/you/we/they consign to he/she/it consigns to present participle consigning to past tense consigned to past participle consigned to formal 1) consign someone/something to something… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 consign — con|sign [kənˈsaın] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: consigner, from Latin consignare, from com ( COM ) + signum mark, seal ] [T] formal to send something somewhere, especially in order to sell it consign to [consign sb/sth to sth] phr v 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 consign — con|sign [ kən saın ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to put someone or something somewhere, especially because you do not want to deal with them: consign someone/something to something: He consigned his work suits to the back of the closet. 2. ) to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 consign — verb (T) formal 1 to put someone or something somewhere, especially in order to get rid of them: consign sb/sth to: I consigned his letter to the dustbin. | She preferred to take care of her mother at home, rather than consigning her to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 consign — UK [kənˈsaɪn] / US verb Word forms consign : present tense I/you/we/they consign he/she/it consigns present participle consigning past tense consigned past participle consigned Phrasal verbs: consign to …

    English dictionary

  • 16 consign — consignable, adj. consignation /kon sig nay sheuhn/, n. /keuhn suyn /, v.t. 1. to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit (often fol. by to). 2. to transfer to another s custody or charge; entrust. 3. to set apart for or devote to (a… …

    Universalium

  • 17 consign — v. 1) (B) they consigned the shipment to us 2) (d; tr.) to consign to (the paintings were consigned to our care) * * * [kən saɪn] (B) they consigned the shipment to us (d; tr.) to consign to (the paintings were consigned to our care) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 consign — [[t]kənsa͟ɪn[/t]] consigns, consigning, consigned VERB To consign something or someone to a place where they will be forgotten about, or to an unpleasant situation or place, means to put them there. [FORMAL] [V n to n] For decades, many of… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 consign to — phr verb Consign to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑oblivion …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 consign — [kən sʌɪn] verb deliver to someone s custody. ↘send (goods) by a public carrier. ↘(consign someone/thing to) put someone or something in (a place) in order to be rid of them. Derivatives consignee noun consignor noun Origin ME: from Fr. consigner …

    English new terms dictionary


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