\ ˈē-ˌmāl How to pronounce e-mail (audio) \
variants: or email

Definition of e-mail

1 : a means or system for transmitting messages electronically (as between computers on a network) communicating by e-mail
2a : messages sent and received electronically through an e-mail system receives a lot of e-mail
b : an e-mail message sent him an e-mail

Other Words from e-mail

e-mail or email verb
e-mailer \ ˈē-​ˌmā-​lər How to pronounce e-mailer (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of e-mail

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for e-mail

electronic mail

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The first known use of e-mail was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“E-mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-mail. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce e-mail (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of e-mail

: a system for sending messages from one computer to another computer
: messages that are sent electronically from one computer to another
: an e-mail message


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Kids Definition of e-mail

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a system for sending messages between computers
2 : a message sent electronically from one computer to another


\ ˈē-ˌmāl \
e-mailed; e-mailing

Kids Definition of e-mail (Entry 2 of 2)

: to send e-mail or as e-mail She e-mailed her friends.

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