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mail1

mail1

 
 
pronunciation:
meIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: letters, packages, and other things sent and received through an official system.
Our town's post office handles thousands of pieces of mail every day.
 
similar words:
card, communication, letter, package, postcard
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mailed, mailing, mails
definition: to send something through the official system.
I mailed a card to my cousin.
synonyms:
send
similar words:
express, post, 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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