Definition of Mail

1. Noun. The bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service.

2. Verb. Send via the postal service. "I'll mail you the check tomorrow"
Exact synonyms: Get Off
Generic synonyms: Send, Send Out
Specialized synonyms: Pouch
Derivative terms: Mailer, Mailing, Mailing

3. Noun. The system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office. "In England they call mail `the post'"
Exact synonyms: Mail Service, Post, Postal Service
Generic synonyms: Communicating, Communication
Specialized synonyms: Airmail, Airpost, Snail Mail, Rfd, Rural Free Delivery
Derivative terms: Post, Postal

4. Verb. Cause to be directed or transmitted to another place. "They mail them the parcel"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
Exact synonyms: Post, Send
Specialized synonyms: Express, Airmail, Register, Express-mail
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Derivative terms: Mailer, Mailing, Mailing, Post, Post, Postage, Posting, Sendee, Sender, Sending

5. Noun. A conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system.
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transport

6. Noun. Any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered. "She was opening her post"
Exact synonyms: Post
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Fan Mail, Hate Mail, Mailing

7. Noun. (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings.

Definition of Mail

1. n. A spot.

2. n. A small piece of money; especially, an English silver half-penny of the time of Henry V.

3. n. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor.

4. v. t. To arm with mail.

5. n. A bag; a wallet.

6. v. t. 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.

Definition of Mail

1. Noun. regular delivery of letters and small parcels. ¹

2. Noun. (singularonly) An organisation which operates such service (e.g. in Britain the Royal Mail) ¹

3. Noun. A single batch of mail picked up or delivered by such a service ¹

4. Noun. ''See'' '''mails'''. ¹

5. Noun. electronic mail, e-mail: a computer network–based service for sending, storing, and forwarding electronic messages ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) to send (a letter or parcel) through the mail ¹

7. Noun. armour consisting of metal rings or plates linked together. ¹

8. Noun. (context: Chiefly Scottish) a monetary payment or tribute ¹

9. Noun. rent ¹

10. Noun. tax ¹

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Definition of Mail

1. to send by a governmental postal system. [v -ED, -ING, -S] : MAILABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Mail

1. 1. A bag; a wallet. 2. The bag or bags with the letters, papers, 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. "There is a mail come in to-day, with letters dated Hague." (Tatler) 3. That which comes in the mail; letters, etc, received through the post office. 4. A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc, may be carried. Mail bag, a bag in which mailed matter is conveyed under public authority. Mail boat, a boat that carries the mail. 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. Mail train, a railroad train carrying the mail. Origin: OE. Male bag, OF. Male, F. Malle bag, trunk, mail, OHG. Malaha, malha, wallet; akin to D. Maal, male; cf. Gael. & Ir. Mala, Gr. Hide, skin. 1. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor. Chain mail, Coat of mail. See Chain, and Coat. 2. Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering. 3. A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage. 4. Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc. "We . . . Strip the lobster of his scarlet mail." (Gay) Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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