monetary payment or tribute, especially rent or tax.
Also called (esp Brit) post. letters, packages, etc, that are transported and delivered by the post office
the postal system
a single collection or delivery of mail
a train, ship, or aircraft that carries mail
short for electronic mail
(modifier) of, involving, or used to convey mail: a mail train
(mainly US & Canadian) to send by mail Usual Brit word post
to contact (a person) by electronic mail
to send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail
a type of flexible armour consisting of riveted metal rings or links
the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster
(transitive) to clothe or arm with mail
(archaic, mainly Scot) a monetary payment, esp of rent or taxes
(Austral, informal) a rumour or report, esp a racing tip
“post, letters,” c.1200, “a traveling bag,” from Old French male “wallet, bag, bundle,” from Frankish *malha or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *malho- (cf. Old High German malaha “wallet, bag,” Middle Dutch male “bag”), from PIE *molko- “skin, bag.” Sense extension to “letters and parcels” (18c.) is via “bag full of letter” (1650s) or “person or vehicle who carries postal matter” (1650s). In 19c. England, mail was letters going abroad, while home dispatches were post. Sense of “personal batch of letters” is from 1844, originally American English.
“metal ring armor,” c.1300, from Old French maille “link of mail, mesh of net,” from Latin macula “mesh in a net,” originally “spot, blemish,” on notion that the gaps in a net or mesh looked like spots.
“rent, payment,” from Old English mal (see blackmail (n.)).
“send by post,” 1828, American English, from mail (n.1). Related: Mailed; mailing; mailable. Mailing list attested from 1876.
airmail, carry the mail, greenmail, junk mail
[mah-yoh, ma-] /mɑˈyoʊ, mæ-/ noun 1. a close-fitting, one-piece bathing suit for women, simply styled and usually having a scoop neck and shoulder straps. 2. tights worn by dancers, acrobats, etc. 3. a close-fitting knitted shirt, especially a pullover. /mæˈjəʊ/ noun 1. tights worn for ballet, gymnastics, etc 2. a woman’s swimsuit 3. a jersey […]
[meyl-man] /ˈmeɪlˌmæn/ noun, plural mailmen. 1. a person employed by the post office to deliver ; . /ˈmeɪlˌmæn/ noun (mainly US & Canadian) (pl) -men 1. another name for postman n. also mail-man, 1841, from mail (n.1) + man (n.).
- Mail merge
noun a function of some word processing programs that allows the user to insert varying information in form letters, envelopes, and other mass mailings Usage Note computing messaging A function of some word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word) that produces multiple instances of a document by substituting different text strings from a database in place […]
- Mail merging
noun 1. (computing) a software facility that can produce a large number of personalized letters by combining a file containing a list of names and addresses with one containing a single standard document