Definitions for MAILmeɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
letters, packages, etc., sent or delivered by the postal service.
a single collection or delivery of such postal matter.
Also, mails. the system, usu. operated by the government, for sending or delivering such postal matter.
a conveyance used as a carrier of mail.
(adj.)of or pertaining to mail.
(v.t.)to send by mail.
Origin of mail:
1175–1225; orig. reference to the bag containing letters; cf. earlier mail bag, satchel, ME male < OF malle < Frankish
flexible armor of metal rings or plates.
any protective armor, as the shell of certain animals.
(v.t.)to clothe or arm with mail.
Origin of mail:
1250–1300; ME maille one of the rings of which such armor was composed
the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
mail, mail service, postal service, post(noun)
the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
"the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system
any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
"your mail is on the table"; "is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post"
chain mail, ring mail, mail, chain armor, chain armour, ring armor, ring armour(verb)
(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
mail, get off(verb)
send via the postal service
"I'll mail you the check tomorrow"
mail, post, send(verb)
cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
"send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
letters and packages that are sent from one place to another
Did the mail come?; Was there anything interesting in the mail?
the system used to deliver letters and packages
I still pay some bills by mail.; items that get lost in the mail
You have mail.
to send sth using the mail system
I mailed the package to her yesterday.
a small piece of money; especially, an English silver half-penny of the time of Henry V
a flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor
hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering
a contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage
any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc
to arm with mail
a bag; a wallet
the bag or bags with the letters, papers, papers, or other matter contained therein, conveyed under public authority from one post office to another; the whole system of appliances used by government in the conveyance and delivery of mail matter
that which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received through the post office
a trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried
to deliver into the custody of the postoffice officials, or place in a government letter box, for transmission by mail; to post; as, to mail a letter
Mail, or post, is a system for transporting letters and other tangible objects: written documents, typically enclosed in envelopes, and also small packages are delivered to destinations around the world. Anything sent through the postal system is called mail or post. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems. Since the mid-19th century national postal systems have generally been established as government monopolies with a fee on the article prepaid. Proof of payment is often in the form of adhesive postage stamps, but postage meters are also used for bulk mailing. Postal authorities often have functions other than transporting letters. In some countries, a Postal Telegraph and Telephone service oversees the postal system as well as having authority over telephone and telegraph systems. Some countries' postal systems allow for savings accounts and handle applications for passports.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'MAIL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3051
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'MAIL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3378
Rank popularity for the word 'MAIL' in Nouns Frequency: #1296
Translations for MAIL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
letters, parcels etc by post
His secretary opens his mail.
- correioPortuguese (BR)
- die PostGerman
- ταχυδρομείο, αλληλογραφίαGreek
- correo, cartas, correspondenciaSpanish
- مرسوله پستیFarsi
- surat posIndonesian
- paštas, korespondencijaLithuanian
- pasts; korespondenceLatvian
- (brev-/pakke) postNorwegian
- poştă; corespondenţăRomanian
- 郵件Chinese (Trad.)
- ڈاک سے بھیجے جانے والے خط اور پارسلUrdu
- thư từ; bưu kiệnVietnamese
- 邮件Chinese (Simp.)
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