1. the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service;
2. the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office;
- Example: "the mail handles billions of items every day"
- Example: "he works for the United States mail service"
- Example: "in England they call mail `the post'"
[syn: mail, mail service, postal service, post]
3. a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system;
4. any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered;
- Example: "your mail is on the table"
- Example: "is there any post for me?"
- Example: "she was opening her post"
[syn: mail, post]
5. (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings;
[syn: chain mail, ring mail, mail, chain armor, chain armour, ring armor, ring armour]
1. send via the postal service;
- Example: "I'll mail you the check tomorrow"
[syn: mail, get off]
2. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place;
- Example: "send me your latest results"
- Example: "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
[syn: mail, post, send]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mail \Mail\ (m[=a]l), n. A spot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mail \Mail\, n. [F. maille, OF. also maaille, LL. medalia. See Medal.] 1. A small piece of money; especially, an English silver half-penny of the time of Henry V. [Obs.] [Written also maile, and maille.] [1913 Webster] 2. Rent; tribute. [Obs., except in certain compounds and phrases, as blackmail, mails and duties, etc.] [1913 Webster] Mail and duties (Scots Law), the rents of an estate, in whatever form paid. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mail \Mail\ (m[=a]l), n. [OE. maile, maille, F. maille a ring of mail, mesh, network, a coat of mail, fr. L. macula spot, a mesh of a net. Cf. Macle, Macula, Mascle.] 1. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Chain mail, Coat of mail. See under Chain, and Coat. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc. [1913 Webster] We . . . strip the lobster of his scarlet mail. --Gay. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mail \Mail\, v. t. 1. To arm with mail. [1913 Webster] 2. To pinion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mail \Mail\ (m[=a]l), n. [OE. male bag, OF. male, F. malle bag, trunk, mail, OHG. malaha, malha, wallet; akin to D. maal, male; cf. Gael. & Ir. mala, Gr. molgo`s hide, skin.] 1. A bag; a wallet. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The bag or bags with the letters, papers, or other matter contained therein, conveyed under public authority from one post office to another; the whole system of appliances used by government in the conveyance and delivery of mail matter. [1913 Webster] There is a mail come in to-day, with letters dated Hague. --Tatler. [1913 Webster] 3. That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received through the post office. [1913 Webster] 4. A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried. [Obs.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Mail catcher, an iron rod, or other contrivance, attached to a railroad car for catching a mail bag while the train is in motion. Mail guard, an officer whose duty it is to guard the public mails. [Eng.] Mail train, a railroad train carrying the mail. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mail \Mail\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mailed; p. pr. & vb. n. Mailing.] To deliver into the custody of the postoffice officials, or place in a government letter box, for transmission by mail; to post; as, to mail a letter. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States to mail and to post are both in common use; as, to mail or post a letter. In England post is the commoner usage. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
1. electronic mail. 2. The Berkeley Unix program for composing and reading electronic mail. It normally uses sendmail to handle delivery. Unix manual page: mail(1) (1997-12-03)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
105 Moby Thesaurus words for "mail": PP, RD, RFD, air-express, airfreight, airmail, armature, armor, armor plate, body armor, book post, buckler, bulletproof vest, carrier, carrier pigeon, chain armor, chain mail, chitin, coat of mail, consign, correspondence, cortex, covert, direct mail, direct-mail selling, dispatch, drop a letter, elytron, embark, episperm, expedite, export, express, feather, feathers, forward, fourth-class mail, frank, freight, habergeon, hackle, halfpenny post, harness, hauberk, homer, homing pigeon, junk mail, letter post, letters, lorica, lorication, mail car, mail coach, mail packet, mail train, mail truck, mail-order selling, mailer, mailing list, mailplane, needles, newspaper post, packet boat, panoply, parcel post, pericarp, pigeon post, plate, plate armor, plumage, post, post boat, post car, post coach, post day, post-horse, post-office car, poster, protective covering, railway mail car, registered mail, remit, rural delivery, rural free delivery, scute, scutum, sea mail, seapost, send, send away, send forth, send off, shell, shield, ship, special delivery, special handling, speculum, spines, suit of armor, surface mail, test, testa, thick skin, transmit