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mail

play
noun \ˈmāl\

Definition of mail

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  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 mǣl speech


First Known Use: before 12th century


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mail

noun

Definition of mail

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  bag, wallet

  2. 2 a :  material sent or carried in the postal system b :  a conveyance that transports mail c :  e-mail 2a

  3. 3 :  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

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mail

verb

Simple Definition of mail

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

Full Definition of mail

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to send by mail :  post

mail·abil·i·ty play \ˌmā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
mail·able play \ˈmā-lə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of mail

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



1827

First Known Use of mail

1827

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mail

noun

Definition of mail

  1. 1 :  armor made of metal links or sometimes plates

  2. 2 :  a hard enclosing covering of an animal (as a tortoise)

mailed play \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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