email

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

Definition of email

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

email

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

Definition of email (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of email

Noun

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1983, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for email

Noun

electronic mail

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20 Jan 2021

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“Email.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/email. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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e-mail

noun
\ ˈē-ˌmāl \

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

e-mail

verb
\ 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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