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
The new elevator in the Haack Lobby will be oversized to allow for wheelchairs, said managing director Melissa Vartanian-Mikaelian in an email message. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 Libby Johns opened her email April 18 to find a message from the principal at Owyhee Elementary, where her children attend, telling her that the school would close in a year. Becca Savransky, Idaho Statesman, 8 May 2024 Without telling Ohtani, prosecutors said, Mizuhara proceeded to change the email address and phone number on file for Ohtani’s bank account, which meant bank employees would contact Mizuhara about wire transfers from the account. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 Learn how to take control of your personal finances with Get Your Due, our six-week email bootcamp. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 8 May 2024 At the end of his emails, Ito adds quotes that impart a bit of wisdom. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2024 Read our latest obsession email and sign up for the list here. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 8 May 2024 Boeing provided an internal April 29 email written by Scott Stocker who heads the 787 program which was sent to Boeing's South Carolina employees where the Dreamliner is manufactured. Russell Lewis, NPR, 6 May 2024 In an email to then-campaign staffers Jason Miller, Kellyanne Conway, and Stephen Bannon, Hicks laid out an initial strategy. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 6 May 2024
Verb
The ballot must be emailed or faxed by 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Abc News, ABC News, 7 May 2024 Tom Daykin can be emailed at tdaykin@jrn.com and followed on Instagram, X and Facebook. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2024 All learning begins and continues at home, and most parents need guidance to know how to best give that learning. — Nancy Ward, Yorkville, Illinois Submit a letter, of no more than 400 words, to the editor here or email letters@chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2024 The prosecution showed jurors an email Hicks sent to trump adviser Steve Bannon and others after The Washington Post emailed her for comment about the Access Hollywood tape, which included a recording of Trump bragging about kissing and grabbing women without their consent. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 4 May 2024 If your nonprofit would like to submit an event listing or photos of events that have happened recently, please email linda.mcintosh@sduniontribune.com. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2024 Comments on opinion articles may be emailed to letters@nytimes.com. New York Times, 2 May 2024 Rutherford and Spilotro did not respond Tuesday to email messages from The Associated Press. Christopher Weber, Fortune, 8 May 2024 One of the Jenkins’ lawyers had emailed the pathologist on Feb. 27, the day before the contract was to expire, asking about the status of the review. Abby Church, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 May 2024

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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 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

email

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

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