What does airmail mean?

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  1. airmail(noun)

    letters and packages that are transported by aircraft

  2. airmail, airpost(verb)

    a system of conveying mail by aircraft

  3. airmail(verb)

    send or transport by airmail

    "Letters to Europe from the U.S. are best airmailed"


  1. airmail(Noun)

    The system of conveying mail using aircraft.

  2. airmail(Noun)

    The items of mail so carried.

  3. airmail(Verb)

    To send mail by air.

  4. airmail(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to such a system.


  1. Airmail

    Airmail is a mail transport service branded and sold on the basis of being airborne. Airmail items typically arrive more quickly than surface mail, and usually cost more to send. Airmail may be the only option for sending mail to some destinations, such as overseas, if the mail cannot wait the time it would take to arrive by ship, sometimes weeks. The Universal Postal Union adopted comprehensive rules for airmail at its 1929 Postal Union Congress in London. Since the official language of the Universal Postal Union is French, airmail items world-wide are often marked Par avion, literally: "by airplane". For about the first half century of its existence, transportation of mail via aircraft was usually categorized and sold as a separate service from surface mail. Today it is often the case that mail service is categorized and sold according to transit time alone, with mode of transport being decided on the back end in dynamic intermodal combinations. Thus even "regular" mail may make part of its journey on an aircraft. Such "air-speeded" mail is different from nominal airmail in its branding, price, and priority of service.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airmail in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airmail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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