mail

noun (1)
\ˈmāl \

Definition of mail 

(Entry 1 of 4)

chiefly Scotland

mail

noun (2), often attributive

Definition of mail (Entry 2 of 4)

1 chiefly Scotland : bag, wallet

2a : material (such as letters and packages) sent or carried in a postal system sorting through the mail also : similar material distributed within an organization interoffice mail

b : a conveyance that transports mail

c : e-mail sense 2a

3 : a nation's postal system a letter sent through the mail often used in plural packages sent through the mails

mail

verb
mailed; mailing; mails

Definition of mail (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

: to send by mail : post

mail

noun (3)

Definition of mail (Entry 4 of 4)

1 : armor made of metal links or sometimes plates

2 : a hard enclosing covering of an animal (such as a tortoise)

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Other Words from mail

Verb

mailability \ˌmā-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
mailable \ˈmā-​lə-​bəl \ adjective

Noun (3)

mailed \ˈmā(ə)ld \ adjective

Synonyms for mail

Synonyms: Verb

post

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Examples of mail in a Sentence

Verb

if you don't mail that letter soon, it's going to arrive late

First Known Use of mail

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1827, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mail

Noun (1)

Middle English male, maille, from Old English māl agreement, pay, from Old Norse māl speech, agreement; akin to Old English mǣl speech

Noun (2)

Middle English male, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German malaha bag

Noun (3)

Middle English maille metal link, mail, from Anglo-French, from Latin macula spot, mesh

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Dictionary Entries near mail

maiid

Maiidae

maik

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mailbag

mailbox

mail carrier

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Time Traveler for mail

The first known use of mail was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for mail

mail

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mail

: to send (something, such as a letter or package) by mail

mail

noun
\ˈmāl \

Kids Definition of mail

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : letters and packages sent from one person to another through the post office

2 : the system used for sending and delivering letters and packages

mail

verb
mailed; mailing

Kids Definition of mail (Entry 2 of 3)

: to send letters and packages through the post office

mail

noun

Kids Definition of mail (Entry 3 of 3)

: a fabric made of metal rings linked together and used as armor

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