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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electronic mail, e-mail, emailverb

    (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, netmailverb

    communicate electronically on the computer

    "she e-mailed me the good news"

Wiktionary

  1. emailnoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Email

    Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages ("mail") between people using electronic devices. Email was thus conceived as the electronic (digital) version of, or counterpart to, mail, at a time when "mail" meant only physical mail (hence e- + mail). Email later became a ubiquitous (very widely used) communication medium, to the point that in current use, an email address is often treated as a basic and necessary part of many processes in business, commerce, government, education, entertainment, and other spheres of daily life in most countries. Email is the medium, and each message sent therewith is also called an email. The term is a mass noun. Email operates across computer networks, primarily the Internet, and also local area networks. 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 to connect, typically to a mail server or a webmail interface to send or receive messages or download it. Originally an ASCII text-only communications medium, Internet email was extended by Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) to carry text in other character sets and multimedia content attachments. International email, with internationalized email addresses using UTF-8, is standardized but not widely adopted.

ChatGPT

  1. email

    Email, short for electronic mail, is an online communication system that allows users to send and receive digital messages over a network. These messages can include text, attachments such as documents, images, and hyperlinks. Email is typically stored on a server and is accessed by the recipient via various devices, once they have logged into their email account.

Wikidata

  1. Email

    Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail since ca. 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 a mail 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 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. email

    A form of electronic communication system.

    Email is a global tool and form of communication.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of email in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of email in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of email in a Sentence

  1. David Kennedy:

    When you move that over to a public email address or a personal account, you lose all of that backup capability, so there's no way to actually go back and retrieve it.

  2. Josh Nass:

    We're talking about all sorts of... email correspondences, text messages.

  3. Ian Rapoport:

    How would Jon Gruden, after sending that homophobic email, with players knowing that's what Jon Gruden really thinks, how would Jon Gruden stand up in the middle of the room and lead this group of men with several people in that locker room knowing that, privately, Jon Gruden makes fun of them or is against them ? it could not work. That partially explains why Jon Gruden resigned to owner Mark Davis and then to Jon Gruden staff last night.

  4. Jamison Philippi:

    That's super awesome. I cheered when I got that email. That relieves a lot of stress right now.

  5. El Kaliouby:

    We routinely checked the portal. The test seemed to be on, and it still shows that the test is on. We also received no email notifications from ACT. Zilch, i know and understand how challenging it is to lead a business in the face of all this uncertainty, but how ACT is handling this is just unacceptable.

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