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Definitions of mail

  1. ( medieval) flexible armor; made of interlinked metal rings
  2. send via the postal service; " I'll mail you the check tomorrow"
  3. a conveyance that transports mail
  4. 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'"
  5. the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  6. 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"
  7. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; " send me your latest results"; " I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
  8. ( Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
  9. A spot.
  10. A small piece of money; especially, an English silver half- penny of the time of Henry V.
  11. Rent; tribute.
  12. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor.
  13. Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.
  14. A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage.
  15. Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc.
  16. To arm with mail.
  17. To pinion.
  18. A bag; a wallet.
  19. 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.
  20. That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received through the post office.
  21. A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried.
  22. 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.
  23. Defensive body armor of steel, net, or platework; the government system for conveying letters, etc.; letters, etc., carried by post.
  24. To clothe with, or as with, armor; to post, or send by post.
  25. Defensive arm or for the body formed of steel rings or network: armor generally.
  26. To clothe in mail.
  27. A bag for the conveyance of letters, etc.: the contents of such a bag: the person or the carriage by which the mail is conveyed.
  28. Defensive armor of metal; bag for conveying letters; quantity of letters conveyed; means of conveying letters.
  29. To arm in mail; put into the mail.
  30. To post, as letters, newspapers, etc.
  31. The governmental system of letter- conveyance; the letters conveyed; a mail- car, - wagon, or - bag.
  32. Armor as of chains, rings, or scales.
  33. Armour of steel network or plate- work, for defending the body.
  34. A bag for the conveyance of letters and papers; its contents; the conveyance.
  35. To clothe in mail, or as with mail.
  36. To send by mail; to post.
  37. Defensive covering for soldiers, consisting of steel- ringed or net work; defensive armour; an article composed of rings interwoven, used in ships for rubbing off loose hemp from the cordage.
  38. In Scotch law, a term signifying rent; tribute; black- mail, a tax paid to freebooters for protection of property.
  39. A spot on cloth, especially what is caused by iron.
  40. A bag for the conveyance of letters; any conveyance by which letters are forwarded to their destination; the letters themselves.
  41. To prepare for transmission by mail; to post letters or parcels.
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Usage examples for mail

  1. He had not opened the afternoon mail. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  2. " Then," says he, " just ask Mr. Seward not to write so many letters to me every week; because when my mail is so large, I don't have any time to attend to my family." – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 by Robert H. Newell
  3. They had come in the morning mail and were presents from an aunt. – Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  4. Of course when he finds the post- office opening his mail, or a law saying that he must drink nothing but water, he begins to object even to the services of the government. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  5. I write by every mail, and of course, if there were anything I ought to know, she would write too. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  6. Had there been anything I think they would have told us, though it may be that letters were simply re- directed and dropped in the Corinth mail. – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  7. " But I remember I put my hand in my pocket as I left the house, to make sure I had some letters I was to mail. – The Story of Calico Clown by Laura Lee Hope
  8. I receive mail constantly from readers of several of my other books on hypnosis telling me how they were able to achieve certain goals that they never dreamed possible. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  9. He desired me to say to you, that letters received by the afternoon's mail brought information that made his presence in New York of importance. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  10. We found some mail here to the tarven, letters from the dear children and our help. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  11. Well, if you'll believe it, she sent that back, too, by- return mail. – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  12. Peter was on a mail story.... – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  13. Did you arrange at the post- office to have your mail sent care of the Hotel? – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  14. But as long as Billy Webster promised to bring us the mail from Woodford I suppose I must forgive him. – The Camp Fire Girls' Careers by Margaret Vandercook
  15. Got to rush her through for the side- track ahead of the west- bound mail. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  16. Then to- morrow night when I get back I'll go to the post- office for my mail. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  17. " If I mail it I'm in for it," he muttered. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  18. With the exception of two persons the chickens were the only creatures that ever waited for the mail in Hicksville. – Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  19. He has to me written from Lyon to attend well to the appearance of your name among the distinguished arrivals in the Daily Mail. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  20. And no, he couldn't send any one down for 'em; and he couldn't order 'em by mail either, because they got to be just the right kind. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
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