surface mail


Definition of surface mail

  1. :  mail that is carried on land rather than by air or by sea

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the exterior or upper boundary of an object or body

    :  a plane or curved two-dimensional locus of points (such as the boundary of a three-dimensional region)

    :  the external or superficial aspect of something

  1. :  of, located on, or designed for use at the surface of something

    :  situated, transported, or employed on the surface of the earth

    :  appearing to be such on the surface only :  superficial

  1. :  to give a surface to: such as

    :  to plane or make smooth

    :  to apply the surface layer to

  1. :  payment, rent

  1. :  bag, wallet

    :  material (such as letters and packages) sent or carried in a postal system

    :  similar material distributed within an organization

  1. :  to send by mail :  post

  1. :  armor made of metal links or sometimes plates

    :  a hard enclosing covering of an animal (such as a tortoise)

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to cast off or become cast off

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