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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

Freebase

  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  

How to pronounce email?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say email in sign language?

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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. Nate Jones:

    The most important claim Hillary Clinton made on Tuesday was that emails were captured and preserved in real time. Knowing how far government email systems lag behind those everyone else uses, it was extremely doubtful this was actually the case, the inspector general's report confirmed that just.00006 percent of State Department emails were saved, so it's very unlikely the people Hillary Clinton relied upon to save Hillary Clinton records did.

  2. Scott Walker:

    I even have Hillary's private email, it goes right to her campaign headquarters. You know, it's hillaryclinton@wallstreet.com.

  3. Thomas Modly:

    I believe, precisely because Brett Crozier is not naive and stupid, that Brett Crozier sent Brett Crozier alarming email with the intention of getting it into the public domain in an effort to draw public attention to the situation on Brett Crozier ship. I apologize for any confusion this choice of words may have caused.

  4. Bob Seger:

    I don't have and have never had an email address. I'm old school. But as far as downloads go, my only objection is I like the sound of CDs better, so I buy those. I think the sound quality is better.

  5. Mike Casca:

    Our supporters are really fired up about Clinton's high-dollar fundraising, so when we send another fundraising email about it tonight we'll be sure to clarify that the high-dollar donors 'bundled' instead of 'donated' $27,000, which is more than the annual salary of a worker making $12 per hour.

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