mail·​ing | \ ˈmā-liŋ How to pronounce mailing (audio) \

Definition of mailing

: mail sent at one time to multiple addressees by a sender (as for promotional purposes)

Examples of mailing in a Sentence

Get the check ready for mailing and take it to the post office. The charity sent out several mailings to everyone on its mailing list.
Recent Examples on the Web The residents will need to raise $1,000 for the city’s application fee to have the street name changed and another sum to cover city costs of mailing notices, about $4.50 per household. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: Residents near Mission San José want a street name changed to reflect indigenous history," 23 Jan. 2021 The white envelope has a red notice printed on it, claiming this mailing wasn't a bill or an advertisement. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Blue Visa card looks like a stimulus scam. But it's not," 22 Jan. 2021 Some of these fears are unfounded, but in 2020 unsolicited mailing of ballots and abandoning of signature checks on mail ballots provided the basis for skepticism far beyond the concerns of prior years. Michael Segal, WSJ, "America Needs a National Identity Card," 20 Jan. 2021 Checks sent in the mail will need more processing and mailing time, although the IRS didn't specify the length of time that will be needed. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Second stimulus check: How you can track when you'll get your payment," 5 Jan. 2021 Most of the recipients are out of town, which means expensive mailing postage. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Potential groom looks for trust before he can say ‘I do’," 18 Dec. 2020 Most of the recipients are out of town, which means expensive mailing postage. cleveland, "Dear Annie: My fiancée is keeping secrets from me about a man from her past," 18 Dec. 2020 The picture of the royals at home is a marked change from last year's mailing, which featured a photo of the happy couple on their historic trip to Cuba. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles and Camilla's Christmas Card Just Shared Their 2020 Christmas Card Photo," 16 Dec. 2020 Therefore, such a mass mailing would not meet legal standards for a Medicare demonstration program to test a new idea. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar,, "Trump tries to revive stalled election-eve drug discounts," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of mailing

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mailing was in 1928

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29 Jan 2021

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“Mailing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mailing

: the act of mailing something
: something (such as a letter or an advertisement) that is mailed to many people at one time

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