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.

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Address for mailing is included in submission form. Good Housekeeping, "Frequently Asked Questions About Good Housekeeping's Sustainability Awards," 7 Nov. 2018 Records show that in 1997 the company budgeted $300,000 for mailings to doctors who prescribed opioids liberally, based on sales data that drug companies purchase. Fred Schulte,, "How America got hooked on the deadly drug OxyContin," 18 June 2018 Records show that in 1997 the company budgeted $300,000 for mailings to doctors who prescribed opioids liberally, based on sales data that drug companies purchase. NBC News, "How America got hooked on a deadly drug," 14 June 2018 Additionally, Californians who are new to Medicare started to receive their new Medicare cards in April along with others across the country when the mailing first began. Jack Cheevers,, "New Medicare cards arriving in California mailboxes," 29 May 2018 This mailing, however, provided you with the phone number for the national credit bureaus' opt-out service. Teresa Dixon Murray,, "Offer for $50,000 loan at 5% may be nice, but not for someone who doesn't need it: Money Matters," 25 Apr. 2018 According to the Justice Department, there were a variety of fraud schemes ranging from mass mailing, telemarketing and investment frauds to individual incidences of identity theft and theft by guardians. Robert Powell, USA TODAY, "Six ways to protect yourself and your loved ones against elder fraud," 15 Mar. 2018 His dormant campaign used funds for travel, direct mailings, strategists and catering at a private Republican club on Capitol Hill, according to the FEC filings. Gregory Wallace, CNN, "Dormant campaign of top White House official paid out $50,000 last year," 13 Mar. 2018 The plans were sent in several mailings between February and May 2017, starting less than two weeks into the administration. Kevin Diaz, Houston Chronicle, "Designer of solar border wall threatens to sue Trump for taking his idea," 5 Feb. 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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