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"
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
Origin: [OE. male bag, OF. male, F. malle bag, trunk, mail, OHG. malaha, malha, wallet; akin to D. maal, male; cf. Gael. & Ir. mala, Gr. molgo`s hide, skin.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
māl, n. defensive armour for the body formed of steel rings or network: armour generally.—v.t. to clothe in mail: (Scot.) to stain.—adjs. Mail′-clad, clad with a coat of mail; Mailed, protected by mail. [Fr. maille—L. macula, a spot or a mesh.]
māl, n. a bag for the conveyance of letters, &c.: the contents of such a bag: the person or the carriage by which the mail is conveyed.—v.t. to put into the mail: to send by mail.—adj. Mail′able, capable of being sent by mail.—ns. Mail′-bag, a bag in which letters are carried; Mail′-boat, a boat which carries the public mails; Mail′-cart, a cart in which mails are carried: a small cart, with long handles, for the amusement of children; Mail′-catch′er, an apparatus attached to a mail-carriage to catch up mail-bags while the train is in motion; Mail′-coach, -car, or -drag, the conveyance which carries the public mails; Mail′-guard, an officer who guards the public mails; Mail′ing-tā′ble, a table used in a post-office in sorting letters; Mail′-train, a railway train which carries the public mails. [O. Fr. male, a trunk, a mail—Old High Ger. malaha, a sack; Gael. mala, a sack.]
māl, n. an old French coin—half a denier: rent.—n. Mail′ing, a farm. [See Blackmail.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
The numerical value of mail in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of mail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
How much money did you make last year Mail it in. suggestion for a simplified tax form
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
He was following a mail truck and the mail truck stopped and he ended up running into the back of the truck.
It was a bicycling accident, he was following a mail truck and the mail truck stopped and he ended up running into the back of the truck.
I can’t get out of it. They want me to now do some letter and certify mail it. They didn’t certify mail anything to me. And then every time I call or email, they try to talk me into staying.
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Translations for mail
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- postvæsenet, e-mail, post, e-post, mail, postenDanish
- Post, Kettenpanzer, Kettenhemd, E-MailGerman
- ταχυδρομείο, πανοπλία, αλληλογραφία, θώρακας, ταχυδρομώ, ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείοGreek
- poŝto, retpoŝtoEsperanto
- mail, correo, malla, enviar por correo, correo electrónicoSpanish
- پست, رایانامهPersian
- meili, posti, rengaspanssari, postittaaFinnish
- e-mail, courrier électronique, poste, mail, courriel, courrierFrench
- posta, páncél, levélHungarian
- posta, inviar, postarInterlingua
- posta elettronica, posta, cotta di maglia, maglia, inviare, impostare, e-mail, cottaItalian
- 우편물, 우편Korean
- paštas, siųsti, el-paštasLithuanian
- pasts, e-pasts, mailsLatvian
- expedir, enviar, correspondência, correio, malha, correio eletrônico, postar, e-mail, remeterPortuguese
- электронная почта, почта, кольчуга, мыло, корреспонденцияRussian
- poslati, послатиSerbo-Croatian
- post, brynja, posta, mejlSwedish
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