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Email vs. Mail

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Emailnoun

(uncountable) A system for transferring messages from one computer to another, usually via a network.

‘He sent me his details via email.’; ‘The advent of email has simultaneously brought our society closer together and farther apart.’;

Mailnoun

A bag or wallet.

Emailnoun

(countable) A message sent via an email system.

‘He sent me an email last week to that effect.’; ‘I am searching through my old emails.’;

Mailnoun

A bag containing letters to be delivered by post.

Emailnoun

(uncountable) A quantity of email messages.

‘I am searching through my old email.’; ‘My inbox used to allow only 50 MB of email at a time until last year, when they upgraded it to 2 GBs!’;

Mailnoun

The material conveyed by the postal service.

‘Don't forget to pick up the mail on your way.’;

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Emailnoun

(informal) An e-mail address.

‘What's your email?’; ‘Don't send personal messages to my work email.’;

Mailnoun

(dated) A stagecoach, train or ship that delivers such post.

Emailnoun

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

Mailnoun

The postal service or system in general.

‘He decided to send his declaration by mail.’;

Emailnoun

A type of dark ink

Mailnoun

The letters, parcels, etc. delivered to a particular address or person.

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Emailverb

(transitive) To send an email or emails to.

‘She emailed me last week, asking about the status of the project.’;

Mailnoun

(uncountable) Electronic mail, e-mail: a computer network–based service for sending, storing, and forwarding electronic messages.

Emailverb

(intransitive) To send, or compose and send, an email or emails.

‘Most teenagers spend twenty-six hours a day emailing and surfing the Web.’;

Mailnoun

A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried.

Emailverb

To send via email.

‘I'll email you the link.’; ‘He emailed the file out to everyone.’;

Mailnoun

(uncountable) Armour consisting of metal rings or plates linked together.

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Emailnoun

(computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that is generated at the recipient's terminal when he logs in

Mailnoun

(nautical) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage.

Emailverb

communicate electronically on the computer;

‘she e-mailed me the good news’;

Mailnoun

Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc.

Emailnoun

messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network

‘reading email has become the first task of the morning’; ‘email messages’;

Mailnoun

A spot on a bird's feather; by extension, a spotted feather.

Emailnoun

the system of sending messages by electronic means

‘a contract communicated by email’;

Mailnoun

(historical) An old French coin worth half a denier.

Emailnoun

a message sent by email

‘I got three emails from my mother today’;

Mailnoun

A monetary payment or tribute.

Emailverb

send an email to (someone)

‘you can email me at my normal address’; ‘call, fax, or email for a free demo’;

Mailnoun

Rent.

Emailverb

send (a message) by email

‘employees can email the results back’;

Mailnoun

Tax.

Email

Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages () between people using electronic devices. Email entered limited use in the 1960s, but users could only send to users of the same computer.

‘mail’;

Mailverb

(ditransitive) To send (a letter, parcel, etc.) through the mail.

Mailverb

(ditransitive) To send by electronic mail.

‘Please mail me the spreadsheet by the end of the day.’;

Mailverb

(transitive) To contact (a person) by electronic mail.

‘I need to mail my tutor about the deadline.’;

Mailverb

(transitive) To arm with mail.

Mailverb

(transitive) To pinion.

Mailnoun

A spot.

Mailnoun

A small piece of money; especially, an English silver half-penny of the time of Henry V.

Mailnoun

Rent; tribute.

Mailnoun

A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor.

Mailnoun

Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.

Mailnoun

A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage.

Mailnoun

Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc.

‘We . . . strip the lobster of his scarlet mail.’;

Mailnoun

A bag; a wallet.

Mailnoun

The bag or bags with the letters, papers, or other matter contained therein, conveyed under public authority from one post office to another; the whole system of appliances used by government in the conveyance and delivery of mail matter.

‘There is a mail come in to-day, with letters dated Hague.’;

Mailnoun

That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received through the post office.

Mailnoun

A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried.

Mailverb

To arm with mail.

Mailverb

To pinion.

Mailverb

To deliver into the custody of the postoffice officials, or place in a government letter box, for transmission by mail; to post; as, to mail a letter.

Mailnoun

the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service

Mailnoun

the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office;

‘the mail handles billions of items every day’; ‘he works for the United States mail service’; ‘in England they call mail `the post'’;

Mailnoun

a conveyance that transports mail

Mailnoun

any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered;

‘your mail is on the table’; ‘is there any post for me?’; ‘she was opening her post’;

Mailnoun

(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings

Mailverb

send via the postal service;

‘I'll mail you the check tomorrow’;

Mailverb

cause to be directed or transmitted to another place;

‘send me your latest results’; ‘I'll mail you the paper when it's written’;

Mailnoun

letters and parcels sent by post

‘I did not receive any mail’;

Mailnoun

the postal system

‘you can order by mail’;

Mailnoun

a single delivery or collection of mail

‘I had a notice in by this morning's mail’;

Mailnoun

email

‘you've got mail’;

Mailnoun

a vehicle, such as a train, carrying mail.

Mailnoun

a bag of letters to be sent by post.

Mailnoun

used in titles of newspapers

‘the Daily Mail’;

Mailnoun

armour made of metal rings or plates joined together flexibly

‘a coat of mail’; ‘he had a mail shirt’;

Mailnoun

the protective shell or scales of certain animals.

Mailverb

send (a letter or parcel) by post

‘three editions were mailed to our members’;

Mailverb

send (someone) email

‘his site is OK and I can even mail him direct’;

Mailverb

clothe or cover with mail

‘a mailed gauntlet’;

Mail

The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems.

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