email

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noun

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

email

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verb

variants or e-mail
emailed or e-mailed; emailing or e-mailing; emails or e-mails

transitive verb

1
: to send email to (someone)
She emailed her mom.
2
: to send (something) by email
I'll email the documents tomorrow.

intransitive verb

: to communicate by email
As I write this, a colleague who takes an amateur interest in tracking the weather emailed to say it would be "among the hottest days of 2019 so far, if not #1."Nina Metz

Examples of email in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Sign up here to receive an email right as the chat is about to start. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024 Policies typically cover remediation, investigation, lost business and legal costs related to everything from ransomware attacks and business email compromise schemes (in which criminals trick someone into paying a fake invoice) to privacy infractions. Jeff Kauflin, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Questions can be submitted via email after the prepared remarks are delivered with management responding real time. Miami Herald, 12 Feb. 2024 Anyone with information about this man’s identity is asked to call the Coroner’s Office at 916-874-9320 or email DeputyCoroner@saccounty.gov. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 12 Feb. 2024 Olathe Public Schools said in an email to parents that regardless of the outcome of Super Bowl LVIII between the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the school district will have classes as scheduled Wednesday. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 12 Feb. 2024 Only the Heartland Habitat and the affiliate for the Mississippi Gulf Coast were finished according to plan, said Amy Ress, director of Public Architecture, in an email. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 Newsom’s administration said Tuesday via email that the governor is focused on advocating for federal money to address the federal facility. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024
Verb
Anyone with information about the crash can contact CHP by calling 925-646-4980 or emailing 320Investigations@chp.ca.gov. Staff writer Harry Harris contributed to this report. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 Quinn emailed the new president, Goodluck Jonathan, but his appeal went nowhere. Jesse Barron, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Here are the Sacramento County food facility inspections for Feb. 1 through Wednesday, as of noon Thursday: If an inspection listed below needs clarification, business owners can email Sacramento Bee reporter Jacqueline Pinedo at jpinedo@sacbee.com. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2024 As the Star Wars actor explained, his daughter's teacher had emailed him before showing the film as well, asking for his permission to play the movie for Clara's class. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2024 Issues with ticketing is available by emailing tickets@uark.edu or calling (479) 575-5387. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, arkansasonline.com, 8 Feb. 2024 The deadline to email photos of the diorama entries is noon on Friday, March 22. Molly Guthrey, Twin Cities, 8 Feb. 2024 If there is an athlete not on the list, please email the Star-Telegram’s high school sports editor at cbaggarly@star-telegram.com. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Feb. 2024 Several readers emailed me after the story ran, wanting to know more about the home, but only Habitat clients are qualified to buy it at the $140,000 asking price. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

electronic mail

First Known Use

Noun

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1983, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of email was in 1979

Dictionary Entries Near email

Cite this Entry

“Email.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/email. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

e-mail

noun
ˈē-ˌmāl
1
: a system for sending messages between computers
2
a
: messages sent through an e-mail system
receives a lot of e-mail
b
: an e-mail message
sent him an e-mail
e-mail verb
e-mailer
-ˌmāl-ər
noun

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