noun \ˈmāl\

Definition of MAIL

chiefly Scottish
:  payment, rent

Origin of MAIL

Middle English male, maille, from Old English māl agreement, pay, from Old Norse māl speech, agreement; akin to Old English ̄l speech
First Known Use: before 12th century


noun, often attributive

Definition of MAIL

chiefly Scottish :  bag, wallet
a :  material sent or carried in the postal system
b :  a conveyance that transports mail
c :  e-mail 2a
:  a nation's postal system —often used in plural

Origin of MAIL

Middle English male, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German malaha bag
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Postal Terms

cancel, frank, indicia, philatelist



: to send (something, such as a letter or package) by mail

Full Definition of MAIL

transitive verb
:  to send by mail :  post
mail·abil·i·ty \ˌmā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
mail·able \ˈmā-lə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of MAIL

  1. <if you don't mail that letter soon, it's going to arrive late>

First Known Use of MAIL


Related to MAIL

Other Postal Terms

cancel, frank, indicia, philatelist



Definition of MAIL

:  armor made of metal links or sometimes plates
:  a hard enclosing covering of an animal (as a tortoise)
mailed \ˈmā(ə)ld\ adjective

Origin of MAIL

Middle English maille metal link, mail, from Anglo-French, from Latin macula spot, mesh
First Known Use: 14th century


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