e-mail

noun \ ˈē-ˌmāl \
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
2 a : 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

e-mail

or email verb

e-mailer

play \ˈē-ˌmā-lər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of e-mail

electronic mail

Other Telecommunications Terms


E-MAIL Defined for English Language Learners

e-mail

Definition of e-mail for English Language Learners

  • : 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


E-MAIL Defined for Kids

1

e-mail

noun \ ˈē-ˌmāl \

Definition of e-mail for Students

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

2

e-mail

verb \ ˈē-ˌmāl \

Definition of e-mail for Students

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


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