What does e-mail mean?

Definitions for e-mail

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"


  1. e-mail(n.)

    electronic mail; a digitally encoded message sent from one computer to another through an electronic communications medium, especially by means of a computer network.


  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 for e-mail »

  1. ameli, maile


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of e-mail in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of e-mail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of e-mail in a Sentence

  1. Michael Jantze, The Norm (Daily Comic Strip):

    I have no life, just e-mail.

  2. Alex Douma:

    I wasn't intending on keeping the mail.

  3. Swiss Major General Urs Gerber:

    Their argument is they can't take mail from an organization which doesn't exist.

  4. Joe Zuniga:

    She looks the exact same. She still gets hate mail about it. She hates the attention.

  5. Stanton Delaplane:

    How much money did you make last year Mail it in. suggestion for a simplified tax form

Images & Illustrations of e-mail

  1. e-maile-maile-mail

Translations for e-mail

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إيميل, بريد إلكترونيArabic
  • iмэ́йл, мэйл, электро́нная по́штаBelarusian
  • имейлBulgarian
  • ইমেইল, ই-মেইলBengali
  • correu electrònicCatalan, Valencian
  • email, e-mailCzech
  • e-bost, e-bostio, e-bostio iWelsh
  • e-brev, e-mail, e-postDanish
  • E-Mail, Mail, mailenGerman
  • ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο, ηλ. ταχ., ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμαGreek
  • retpoŝto, retmesaĝo, retleteroEsperanto
  • un, enviar, correo electrónico, a, enderezo de correo electrónico, dirección de correo electrónico, correo, través, delSpanish
  • e-post, e-kiriEstonian
  • پست الکترونیک, آدرس ایمیل, ایمیل, رایانامهPersian
  • sähköpostiviesti, sähköposti, sähköpostilla, lähettää, meilata, sähköpostia, sähköpostiosoite, viestiFinnish
  • teldubræv, telduposturFaroese
  • courriel, mél, e-mail, adresse courriel, courrier électronique, courriels, emailFrench
  • ríomhphostIrish
  • post-dealainScottish Gaelic
  • correo electrónico, correo, un, do, enviar, a, travésGalician
  • דואר אלקטרוני, אימייל, דוא"לHebrew
  • ईमेल, ई-पत्र, वि-पत्र भेजना, वि-पत्र, ई-मेलHindi
  • e-mailHungarian
  • էլեկտրոնային փստ, էլ. փոստ, էլեկտրոնային նամակArmenian
  • e-mail, tölvubréf, tölvupóstur, netpósturIcelandic
  • messaggio di posta elettronica, e-mail, posta elettronicaItalian
  • Eメール, メアド, 電子メール, メール, イーメール, メールアドレスJapanese
  • ელ, ელექტრონული ფოსტა, იმეილიGeorgian
  • អសន្យាណូសារ, អ៊ីមែល, អ-សារKhmer
  • ಮಿಂಚೆKannada
  • 이메일, 메일, 전자메일Korean
  • ئی په‌یام, ئی نامه‌Kurdish
  • ອີແມລLao
  • el. paštasLithuanian
  • електронско писмо, електро́нска по́шта, електронска поракаMacedonian
  • и-мэйл, цахим шууданMongolian
  • e-mel, surat elektronik, surelMalay
  • အီးမေးလ်Burmese
  • e-mail, mailen, e-mailen, mail, e-mailbericht, emailDutch
  • e-brev, e-post, epostNorwegian
  • e-mail, mejlPolish
  • [[mandar]] [[por]] [[email]], endereço eletrônico, correio eletrónico, e-mail, [[mandar]]/[[enviar]] ([[um]]) [[e-mail]] ([[para]]), [[mandar]]/[[enviar]] [[e-mails]]Portuguese
  • adresă e-mail, [[poștă]] [[electronic]]ă, [[electronic]] [[curier]], e-mail, e-mail mesajRomanian
  • письмо́, мейл, сообще́ние, име́йл, электро́нное письмо́, электро́нная по́чта, послать имейлRussian
  • විද්‍යුත් තැපෑලSinhala, Sinhalese
  • e-post, mejl, e-mail, e-brev, maila, mejla, e-posta, brev, e-postadress, mailSwedish
  • மின்னஞ்சல்Tamil
  • ఇ-మెయిల్Telugu
  • อีเมล์, อีเมล, E-mailThai
  • e-posta, e-mail, elektronik postaTurkish
  • мейл, електро́нна по́шта, iме́йлUkrainian
  • ای میلUrdu
  • imeiḽi
  • thư điện tử, emailVietnamese
  • בליצפּאָסט, בליצבריוו, בליצבריוולYiddish

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