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Meaning of MAIL

Pronunciation:  meyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (medieval) flexible armor; made of interlinked metal rings
  2. [n]  a conveyance that transports mail
  3. [n]  the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
  4. [n]  the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  5. [n]  any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered; "your mail is on the table"; "is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post"
  6. [v]  cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
  7. [v]  send via the postal service; "I'll mail you the check tomorrow"

MAIL is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, get off, mail service, post, post, post, postal service, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, send
 See Also: 1st class, 1st-class mail, accumulation, aggregation, air mail, airmail, airmail, airpost, assemblage, body armor, body armour, brigandine, bulk mail, byrnie, cataphract, coat of mail, collection, communicating, communication, conveyance, express, express, express mail, express-mail, first class, first-class mail, gusset, habergeon, hauberk, letter, mailing, message, missive, parcel post, pouch, priority mail, register, registered mail, registered post, send, send out, special delivery, suit of armor, suit of armour, surface mail, third class, third-class mail, transfer, transport, voider



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mail\, n.
    A spot. [Obs.]
  2. \Mail\, n. [F. maille, OF. also maaille, LL. medalia. See
    1. A small piece of money; especially, an English silver
       half-penny of the time of Henry V. [Obs.] [Written also
       {maile}, and {maille}.]
    2. Rent; tribute. [Obs., except in certain compounds and
       phrases, as blackmail, mails and duties, etc.]
    {Mail and duties} (Scots Law), the rents of an estate, in
       whatever form paid.
  3. \Mail\, 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.
    {Chain mail}, {Coat of mail}. See under {Chain}, and {Coat}.
    2. Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.
    3. (Naut.) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing
       off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) Any hard protective covering of an animal, as
       the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster,
             We . . . strip the lobster of his scarlet mail.
  4. \Mail\, v. t.
    1. To arm with mail.
    2. To pinion. [Obs.]
  5. \Mail\, 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. ? hide, skin.]
    1. A bag; a wallet. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    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. [Obs.] --Sir W. Scott.
    {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. [Eng.]
    {Mail train}, a railroad train carrying the mail.
  6. \Mail\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mailed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.]
    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.
Computing Dictionary

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)

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that receive mail indicates that you need to communicate or re-establish contact with someone from your present/past. It may also represent messages from your unconscious or intuition. The mail may also be a pun on a "male" in your life. If you receive mail from someone you don't know, then it suggests that some hidden aspect of yourself is trying to tell you something.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, mailer, mailing list, mail-order selling, 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, poster, post-horse, post-office car, PP, protective covering, railway mail car, RD, registered mail, remit, RFD, 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