Definitions for e-mailˈiˌmeɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


oremail; orE-mail

  1. a system for sending messages via telecommunications links between computers.

    Category: Computers

  2. a message sent by e-mail:

    Send me an e-mail on the idea.

    Category: Computers

  3. (v.t.)to send a message to by e-mail.

    Category: Computers

Origin of e-mail:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. electronic mail, e-mail, email(verb)

    (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in

    "you cannot send packages by electronic mail"

  2. e-mail, email, netmail(verb)

    communicate electronically on the computer

    "she e-mailed me the good news"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. e-mail(noun)ˈɛlsˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər

    a message sent electronically from one computer to another

    to send an email; Did you get my email?

  2. e-mailˈɛlsˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər

    a system for sending emails

    What's your email address?; Please contact me by email.

  3. e-mail(verb)ˈɛlsˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər

    to send an email

    Email me the directions to the party.


  1. e-mail(Noun)

    A system for transferring messages from one computer to another, usually via a network.

  2. e-mail(Noun)

    A message sent via an e-mail system.

  3. e-mail(Verb)

    To send an e-mail or e-mails to.

    She e-mailed me last week, asking about the status of the project.

  4. e-mail(Verb)

    To send, or compose and send, an e-mail or e-mails.

    Most teenagers spend twenty-six hours a day e-mailing and surfing the Web.


  1. E-mail

    Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail since approximately 1993, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. Some early email systems required that the author and the recipient both be online at the same time, in common with instant messaging. Today's email systems are based on a store-and-forward model. Email servers accept, forward, deliver, and store messages. Neither the users nor their computers are required to be online simultaneously; they need connect only briefly, typically to an email server, for as long as it takes to send or receive messages. Historically, the term electronic mail was used generically for any electronic document transmission. For example, several writers in the early 1970s used the term to describe fax document transmission. As a result, it is difficult to find the first citation for the use of the term with the more specific meaning it has today. An Internet email message consists of three components, the message envelope, the message header, and the message body. The message header contains control information, including, minimally, an originator's email address and one or more recipient addresses. Usually descriptive information is also added, such as a subject header field and a message submission date/time stamp.

Anagrams of e-mail

  1. ameli, maile

Translations for e-mail

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


electronic mail

She sent him an email.

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