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

As fan mailing lists, such as for Phish fans, grew, fights developed between new and old members. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Following the newsletter that was sent to members of the Twenty One Pilots mailing list last week (July 6), the band's social media has awoken and the new era has begun. Alessandra Rincón, Billboard, "Twenty One Pilots Billboards Popped Up in Major Cities Overnight: See Pics," 9 July 2018 Recipients who don’t reply are dropped from the mailing lists. Hiawatha Bray,, "EU’s new data-privacy rule will be felt by many Americans, too," 23 May 2018 Tom Steyer, a San Francisco billionaire, has since last year been running television advertisements supporting impeachment, and has generated a mailing list of more than 5.2 million people. Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "Will the Fervor for Impeachment Start a Democratic Civil War?," 19 May 2018 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

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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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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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