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 For instance, someone who lives in the small Town of Burke in Dane County may have a Madison mailing address. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocks, keeps voters on the rolls for now," 30 Dec. 2019 One round of checks sent at the end of the process got about $2 million to investors but cost $42,000 itself in printing and mailing expenses, according to court papers. Katy Stech Ferek, WSJ, "For Ponzi Victims, the Aftermath Is Long," 22 June 2019 So Perez stayed up until early Tuesday morning writing, printing and mailing apology letters to about 13,000 people who requested one. Rob Tornoe,, "ESPN, Cycle host Rob Perez sends apology letters after Sixers' win," 27 Mar. 2018 The judge's ruling was a win for conservatives, who argued that state law requires the elections commission to deactivate voters who didn't respond within 30 days to a mailing sent in October flagging them as potentially having moved. NBC News, "Possible voter purge of hundreds of thousands has Wisconsin Democrats scrambling," 16 Dec. 2019 Aurora this week declined to pay for a mailing sent during the Aurora Election Commission campaign that city officials said was in error. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora City Council questions bill for election mailings," 14 June 2018 Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Daughter’s questions unsettle her parents’ longtime friends," 14 Dec. 2019 Martin provided a mailing address in an email Wednesday. David Anderson,, "Havre de Grace honors service members with ‘Veteran parking only’ spaces," 4 Dec. 2019 On top of being scammed out of a gift, consumers are also passing on personal information such as a mailing address or an email. Sarah Brookbank,, "Better Business Bureau: That secret sister gift exchange on Facebook could get you in trouble," 18 Nov. 2019

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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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15 Jan 2020

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“Mailing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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