Definition of Email

1. Noun. (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in. "You cannot send packages by electronic mail"

Exact synonyms: E-mail, Electronic Mail
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Electronic Communication
Specialized synonyms: Freemail, Junk E-mail, Spam
Derivative terms: E-mail
Antonyms: Snail Mail, Snail Mail, Snail Mail

2. Verb. Communicate electronically on the computer. "They email the information to them"; "She e-mailed me the good news"
Exact synonyms: E-mail, Netmail
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate
Entails: Mail, Post, Send
Specialized synonyms: Spam
Derivative terms: E-mail

Definition of Email

1. Noun. (obsolete circa 13th century) a raised or embossed image pressed into metal, such as a seal pressed into a foil and attached to a document ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of e-mail) ¹

3. Verb. (alternative spelling of e-mail) ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Email

1. to send a message to by computer [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Email Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Email Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Email

email (current term)
email bankruptcy
email client
email ombrant
email reader

Literary usage of Email

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A student who sits up all night, and goes to bed at one, two, three, etc., is said to wurk till the email hours of the morning, or to go to bed in the small ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"462 ; four email metallic banda of the same Alter fixing, by the metallic bands and the email nails, the plate upon the thin board, with the silver ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... itself even there to a email patch near the end, showing, however, a tendency to pass along the axis of the tube towards the positive electrode. ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"The village of Port Hudson consisted of a few houses and a email church, ... Lee had been somewhat reduced by the withdrawal of email bodies to ..."

5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A email boat; whether attached to a ship or not. I do not find that it is now the sea-term for any boat there used. Poor Robin, 1738. COBWEB-LAWN. ..."

6. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1870)
"Were the email guns rifled or not T—Rifled. You say each had its number t—Yes. Was there a number on the gun carriages, and slides for the largo guns ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Email

Search for Email on!Search for Email on!Search for Email on Google!Search for Email on Wikipedia!