mail·ing | \ ˈmā-liŋ \

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

Both Republican and Democratic state party officials have pledged to include Vote Yes on Issue 1 messages in their campaign mailings. Rich Exner,, "Campaign for Ohio congressional redistricting reform is low-profile and low-budget," 18 Apr. 2018 The policy institute soon promoted the same website and provided similar guidance in its mailings to state workers. Noam Scheiber And Kenneth P. Vogel, New York Times, "Behind a Key Anti-Labor Case, a Web of Conservative Donors," 25 Feb. 2018 When the Gulf War happened, my printing business collapsed as the banks canceled their mailings. Dinah Eng, Fortune, "The Birth of Lagunitas Brewing Co.," 25 Feb. 2018 July 2 that someone had used their information to obtain credit cards, and then changed the mailing address on the cards. Pioneer Press,, "Police blotter: Five cars entered in one night in Western Springs," 12 July 2018 The mailing address listed on the site — 12528 Arliene Drive in the Southern California town of Hawaiian Gardens — did not exist, and the email address previously used to communicate with customers has been deactivated. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "They bought tickets to a bogus sushi festival. Now they can’t get their money back," 11 July 2018 Her mailing address is 122 Pumpkin Delight Road, Milford, CT, 06460., "Regional Digest: USA Softball Of Connecticut Announces Hall Of Fame Class," 9 July 2018 Under the schedule for the rollout — the mailings began in April — everyone in Pennsylvania and Delaware should have received their cards in the mail. Erin Arvedlund,, "Live in Pa. and don't have your new Medicare card? Call the agency right away," 5 July 2018 It can be taken online at with an access number provided on the mailing or filled out on paper, which can then be sent to the independent survey administrator, Community Perceptions, or to City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Rd. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Franklin residents set to be surveyed about interest in spending more, via fall referendum, for emergency services," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of mailing

1928, in the meaning defined above

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Phrases Related to mailing

mailing address

mailing label

mailing list

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The first known use of mailing was in 1928

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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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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