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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. The functions and activities carried out by the U. S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
  24. Defensive body armor of steel, net, or platework; the government system for conveying letters, etc.; letters, etc., carried by post.
  25. To clothe with, or as with, armor; to post, or send by post.
  26. Defensive arm or for the body formed of steel rings or network: armor generally.
  27. To clothe in mail.
  28. 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.
  29. Defensive armor of metal; bag for conveying letters; quantity of letters conveyed; means of conveying letters.
  30. To arm in mail; put into the mail.
  31. To post, as letters, newspapers, etc.
  32. To put a coat of mail on.
  33. The governmental system of letter- conveyance; the letters conveyed; a mail- car, - wagon, or - bag.
  34. Armor as of chains, rings, or scales.
  35. Armour of steel network or plate- work, for defending the body.
  36. A bag for the conveyance of letters and papers; its contents; the conveyance.
  37. To clothe in mail, or as with mail.
  38. To send by mail; to post.
  39. 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.
  40. In Scotch law, a term signifying rent; tribute; black- mail, a tax paid to freebooters for protection of property.
  41. A spot on cloth, especially what is caused by iron.
  42. A bag for the conveyance of letters; any conveyance by which letters are forwarded to their destination; the letters themselves.
  43. To prepare for transmission by mail; to post letters or parcels.
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Quotes of mail

  1. If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror. – Hans Blix
  2. I guess I'm not that aware of such a big fan base. I have a few core people who write me no matter what I'm doing, but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door! – Julie Bowen
  3. My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig. – Steve Buscemi
  4. Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking. – Ann Coulter
  5. We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e -mail certainly reflect that. – Roma Downey
  6. I love home. I'll stay up there for days on end, I won't even go down the driveway to look for the mail – Dan Fogelberg
  7. Twice I had been stopped by these jobs, and I thought the role on Dark Shadows would go on for about three or four weeks. And then, the phenomenon began, the role caught on, the mail started to flood in. – Jonathan Frid
  8. In the office, the mail that came in was always 10 to 1 for me. – Davy Jones
  9. I would really hate to have e -mail. It's bad enough with all the mail I get. – Marian McPartland
  10. In terms of being a role model, I didn't start out to be one. I don't go to work every day with that in mind. But, I do get a lot of fan mail from young girls. – Victoria Pratt
  11. Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9. – Dennis Ritchie
  12. At this point, I think I would garner a lot of hate mail if I was now on the cover of Modern Drummer seeing as I'm not a modern drummer anymore. – Jason Schwartzman
  13. Whenever I do your show, sometimes I get a little check in the mail and then I take that check and buy a new pair of shoes, and then I wear those shoes the next time I do your show. – Amy Sedaris
  14. The future of the airlines lay in hauling people, not in hauling mail for the government. – Cyrus Rowlett Smith
  15. I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here. Big deal. – John Waters

Usage examples for mail

  1. They had come in the morning mail and were presents from an aunt. – Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  2. " If I mail it I'm in for it," he muttered. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Peter was on a mail story.... – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. Well, if you'll believe it, she sent that back, too, by- return mail – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  9. 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
  10. Got to rush her through for the side- track ahead of the west- bound mail – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Did you arrange at the post- office to have your mail sent care of the Hotel? – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. " 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
  19. 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
  20. He had not opened the afternoon mail – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson

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