mail order

noun

Definition of mail order

: an order for goods that is received and filled by mail

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Other Words from mail order

mail-order \ ˈmāl-​ˌȯr-​dər How to pronounce mail-order (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mail order in a Sentence

You can purchase the books by mail order. The store sent out all its mail orders in time for the holiday.
Recent Examples on the Web Once the store shuts down, Warren will offer mail order and delivery of board games. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Weird Realms closing storefront, plans to open in new location in 2021," 6 July 2020 The meaty ice cubes that used to be the mail order norm are still out there, but so too is a stunning variety of truly premium beef. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Want to cook the best mail order steaks at home? Here's everything you need to know," 10 June 2020 Tre Hargett's office had reportedly believed that the fear of spreading or catching COVID-19 would not be enough for the judge to issue a vote-by-mail order. Fox News, "Tennessee must let all registered voters cast ballots by mail amid coronavirus, judge rules," 5 June 2020 Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office had reportedly believed that the fear of spreading or catching COVID-19 would not be enough for the judge to issue a vote-by-mail order. Fox News, "Tennessee must let all registered voters cast ballots by mail amid coronavirus, judge rules," 5 June 2020 Stinkweeds closed its public space in March, but store employees are available to process orders by email or phone calls from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for mail order only during social distancing. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Record Store Day is canceled. But here's when RSD exclusives will drop in Phoenix," 29 Apr. 2020 The decision means that even stores that remain open won’t be able to sell the latest editions, even by mail order. Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg.com, "Comic Books Face Real-Life Villain, With Virus Halting Shipments," 10 May 2020 Kevin Kelly of Kevin’s Barbecue Joints has compiled a list of restaurants across the country who are delivering barbecue via mail order. Robert Moss, Southern Living, "8 Ways to Satisfy Your Barbecue Cravings by Mail," 17 Apr. 2020 Selling drugs by mail order should feature high up any list of businesses likely to benefit from a pandemic. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Online Drugstores Look Healthier in the Time of Coronavirus," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of mail order

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mail order was in 1856

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9 Jul 2020

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“Mail order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mail%20order. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for mail order

mail order

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mail order

: a method of buying products that are received by mail
: a product that is sent by mail to the person who bought it

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