Definitions for email

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. email(Noun)

    a raised or embossed image pressed into metal, such as a seal pressed into a foil and attached to a document

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. email

    (also written ‘e-mail’ and ‘E-mail’) 1. n. Electronic mail automatically passed through computer networks and/or via modems over common-carrier lines. Contrast snail-mail, paper-net, voice-net. See network address. 2. vt. To send electronic mail.Oddly enough, the word emailed is actually listed in the OED; it means “embossed (with a raised pattern) or perh. arranged in a net or open work”. A use from 1480 is given. The word is probably derived from French émaillé (enameled) and related to Old French emmailleüre (network). A French correspondent tells us that in modern French, ‘email’ is a hard enamel obtained by heating special paints in a furnace; an ‘emailleur’ (no final e) is a craftsman who makes email (he generally paints some objects (like, say, jewelry) and cooks them in a furnace).There are numerous spelling variants of this word. In Internet traffic up to 1995, ‘email’ predominates, ‘e-mail’ runs a not-too-distant second, and ‘E-mail’ and ‘Email’ are a distant third and fourth.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

email(noun)

electronic mail

She sent him an email.

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