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mail1

mail1

 
 
pronunciation:
meIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the system set up to send and deliver letters, packages and other items; postal system.
She sent the package in the mail.
synonyms:
post
similar words:
post office
definition 2: material sent through the postal system.
Our town's post office handles thousands of pieces of mail every day.
 
synonyms:
airmail, correspondence
similar words:
card, communication, letter, package, parcel, postcard
definition 3: a delivery of such material.
Has the morning mail arrived yet?
synonyms:
delivery, shipment
similar words:
dispatch
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mailed, mailing, mails
definition: to send by means of the postal service.
I mailed a birthday card to my cousin.
synonyms:
airmail, send
similar words:
dispatch, express, forward, ship
Word Builder: mail +
  • mailbox:
    a box for holding mail to be delivered or collected.
  • mail carrier:
    a person who carries letters and other mail from house to house.
  • mailman:
    a man who carries letters and other mail from house to house.
  • mailroom:
    the room in a workplace where people receive, sort, and send mail.
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