direct mail

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of direct mail

: printed matter (such as circulars) prepared for soliciting business or contributions and mailed directly to individuals

Recent Examples of direct mail from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'direct mail.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of direct mail

circa 1923

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

DIRECT MAIL Defined for English Language Learners

direct mail

Definition of direct mail for English Language Learners

  • : papers containing advertisements that are mailed directly to people's homes


Learn More about direct mail


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up direct mail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a simultaneous discharge of guns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!