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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

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  

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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. Kevin Doherty:

    We give our wives all the credit for the photo shoot, Doherty said. They did all the logistics and the planning and we men just had to show up. They had an email chain and they snapped the pictures. The photographs were adorable.

  2. The OIG report:

    Officers have individual files based on their own filing systems, located in personal folders on a shared drive and in Microsoft Outlook email personal folders. These files are not accessible to anyone else and are not archived, retired, or retrievable.

  3. Corey Peters:

    I’m not surprised those ideas exist. ... I guess I was a little bit surprised by that comfort level, sending an email like that to somebody. I would assume you’re pretty assured that they’re not going to be offended by it or surprised by it or have them say anything to you about the nature of those emails, but I think it’s good for the league to have that come out, and guys be held accountable for the things that they say, even in private.

  4. James Franco:

    I had something going with most of my female costars and worked up a routine so that I could see someone every night. one of my favorite approaches was to ask the young girls that requested to take a photo with me to email me a copy of the photo; that way I can give them my info very quickly in front of a crowd of fans and later work out a way to see them.

  5. Cheryl Mills:

    President Clinton had established a server for the purposes of President Clinton own staff office, and … her email was subsequently put on that.

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