Quantcast
Welcome to the new LearnersDictionary.com. We want to hear your thoughts about the new design.

mail

Save
1mail/ˈmeɪl/noun
1mail
/ˈmeɪl/
noun
Learner's definition of MAIL  
[noncount]
Mail is used in British English but it is much more common in U.S. English. The usual word in British English is post.
: the system used for sending letters and packages from one person to another
— called also "chiefly British"post
: letters or packages sent from one person to another
— see also fan mailjunk mailsnail mail
— called also "chiefly British"post

the mails

chiefly US, law, formal
: the system used for sending letters, packages, etc.: a nation's postal system
— compare 3mail
2mail/ˈmeɪl/verb
mailsmailedmailing
2mail
/ˈmeɪl/
verb
mailsmailedmailing
Learner's definition of MAIL  
[+ object]chiefly US
: to send (something, such as a letter or package) by mail
3mail/ˈmeɪl/noun
3mail
/ˈmeɪl/
noun
Learner's definition of MAIL  
[noncount]
: a kind of protective clothing (called armor) that is made of many small pieces or rings of metal which are linked together
— see also chain mail
— compare 1mail
Comments & Questions  
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up mail? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.