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Mail vs. Airmail

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Mailnoun

A bag or wallet.

Airmailnoun

The system of conveying mail using aircraft.

Mailnoun

A bag containing letters to be delivered by post.

Airmailnoun

The items of mail so carried.

Mailnoun

The material conveyed by the postal service.

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

Airmailverb

(transitive) To send mail by air.

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Mailnoun

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

Airmailverb

(baseball) To (unintentionally) throw the ball well over a fielder's head where that fielder is unable to make a play on the ball.

Mailnoun

The postal service or system in general.

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

Airmailnoun

letters and packages that are transported by aircraft

Mailnoun

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

Airmailnoun

a system of conveying mail by aircraft

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Mailnoun

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

Airmailverb

send or transport by airmail;

‘Letters to Europe from the U.S. are best airmailed’;

Mailnoun

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

Airmail

Airmail (or air mail) is a mail transport service branded and sold on the basis of at least one leg of its journey being by air. Airmail items typically arrive more quickly than surface mail, and usually cost more to send.

Mailnoun

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

Mailnoun

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

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Mailnoun

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

Mailnoun

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

Mailnoun

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

Mailnoun

A monetary payment or tribute.

Mailnoun

Rent.

Mailnoun

Tax.

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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