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Meaning of "airmail" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AIRMAIL

airmail  [ˈɛəˌmeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AIRMAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Airmail is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb airmail in English.

WHAT DOES AIRMAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

airmail

Airmail

Airmail is a mail transport service branded and sold on the basis of being airborne. Airmail items typically arrive more quickly than surface mail, and usually cost more to send. Airmail may be the only option for sending mail to some destinations, such as overseas, if the mail cannot wait the time it would take to arrive by ship, sometimes weeks. The Universal Postal Union adopted comprehensive rules for airmail at its 1929 Postal Union Congress in London. Since the official language of the Universal Postal Union is French, airmail items world-wide are often marked Par avion, literally: "by airplane". For about the first half century of its existence, transportation of mail via aircraft was usually categorized and sold as a separate service from surface mail. Today it is often the case that mail service is categorized and sold according to transit time alone, with mode of transport being decided on the back end in dynamic intermodal combinations. Thus even "regular" mail may make part of its journey on an aircraft. Such "air-speeded" mail is different from nominal airmail in its branding, price, and priority of service.

Definition of airmail in the English dictionary

The first definition of airmail in the dictionary is the system of conveying mail by aircraft. Other definition of airmail is mail conveyed by aircraft. Airmail is also of, used for, or concerned with airmail.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AIRMAIL

PRESENT

Present
I airmail
you airmail
he/she/it airmails
we airmail
you airmail
they airmail
Present continuous
I am airmailing
you are airmailing
he/she/it is airmailing
we are airmailing
you are airmailing
they are airmailing
Present perfect
I have airmailed
you have airmailed
he/she/it has airmailed
we have airmailed
you have airmailed
they have airmailed
Present perfect continuous
I have been airmailing
you have been airmailing
he/she/it has been airmailing
we have been airmailing
you have been airmailing
they have been airmailing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I airmailed
you airmailed
he/she/it airmailed
we airmailed
you airmailed
they airmailed
Past continuous
I was airmailing
you were airmailing
he/she/it was airmailing
we were airmailing
you were airmailing
they were airmailing
Past perfect
I had airmailed
you had airmailed
he/she/it had airmailed
we had airmailed
you had airmailed
they had airmailed
Past perfect continuous
I had been airmailing
you had been airmailing
he/she/it had been airmailing
we had been airmailing
you had been airmailing
they had been airmailing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will airmail
you will airmail
he/she/it will airmail
we will airmail
you will airmail
they will airmail
Future continuous
I will be airmailing
you will be airmailing
he/she/it will be airmailing
we will be airmailing
you will be airmailing
they will be airmailing
Future perfect
I will have airmailed
you will have airmailed
he/she/it will have airmailed
we will have airmailed
you will have airmailed
they will have airmailed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been airmailing
you will have been airmailing
he/she/it will have been airmailing
we will have been airmailing
you will have been airmailing
they will have been airmailing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would airmail
you would airmail
he/she/it would airmail
we would airmail
you would airmail
they would airmail
Conditional continuous
I would be airmailing
you would be airmailing
he/she/it would be airmailing
we would be airmailing
you would be airmailing
they would be airmailing
Conditional perfect
I would have airmail
you would have airmail
he/she/it would have airmail
we would have airmail
you would have airmail
they would have airmail
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been airmailing
you would have been airmailing
he/she/it would have been airmailing
we would have been airmailing
you would have been airmailing
they would have been airmailing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you airmail
we let´s airmail
you airmail
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to airmail
Past participle
airmailed
Present Participle
airmailing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AIRMAIL


antifemale
ˌæntɪˈfiːmeɪl
bergmehl
ˈbɜːɡˌmeɪl
blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl
camail
ˈkæmeɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
facemail
ˈfeɪsˌmeɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
graymail
ˈɡreɪˌmeɪl
greenmail
ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl
mail
meɪl
maill
meɪl
male
meɪl
metafemale
ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl
metamale
ˈmɛtəˌmeɪl
remail
riːˈmeɪl
snail-mail
sneɪl meɪl
supermale
ˈsuːpəˌmeɪl
v-mail
ˈviːmeɪl
vermeil
ˈvɜːmeɪl
webmail
ˈwɛbˌmeɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AIRMAIL

airing cupboard
airless
airlessness
airlift
airlike
airline
airline pilot
airliner
airlock
airmail edition
airmail envelope
airmail letter
airmail paper
airmail stamp
airmail sticker
airman
airman first class
airmanship
airmen
airmobile

WORDS THAT END LIKE AIRMAIL

certified mail
chain mail
coat of mail
direct mail
electronic mail
emotional blackmail
express mail
fan mail
hate mail
junk mail
metered mail
nixie mail
snail mail
surface mail
voice mail

Synonyms and antonyms of airmail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «airmail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AIRMAIL

Find out the translation of airmail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of airmail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «airmail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

航空邮件
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

correo aéreo
570 millions of speakers

English

airmail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एअर मेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَرِيد جَوّي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

авиапочта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

correio aéreo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিমানবাহিত ডাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poste aérienne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mel udara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Luftpost
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

航空便
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

항공 우편
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Airmail
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thư/bưu phẩm gửi bằng máy bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விமான கடிதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एअरमेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uçak postası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

posta aerea
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poczta lotnicza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

авіапошта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

poștă aeriană
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αεροπορικό ταχυδρομείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Lugpos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flygpost
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

luftpost
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of airmail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AIRMAIL»

The term «airmail» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.166 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AIRMAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «airmail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «airmail» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about airmail

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AIRMAIL»

Discover the use of airmail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to airmail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Airmail
Reclusive old Mr. G.L. Solomon's favorite things are single malt whiskey, Steve McQueen movies, and gingersnap cookies.
Naomi Bulger, 2011
2
Chibi Vampire Airmail
In these sweet and scary stories, readers find out what happened to all the characters, and even get a glimpse of vampires from the Maaka family that were never seen in the main series.
Yuna Kagesaki, 2010
3
History of Air Cargo and Airmail from the 18th Century
In contrast to what happened in the United States, the history of the beginnings of commercial aviation in Europe is not intimately linked to that of airmail. On the contrary, the three categories of traffic - passenger, goods and post - each ...
Camille Allaz, 2005
4
Sadie the Airmail Pilot
No wind, no rain, no cold or flu, Can stop the Air Mail getting through! Sadie the Air Mail Pilotis the story of one brave and fearless pilot who overcomes all the elements, terrible conditions and even a plane crash to deliver the mail!
Kellie Strom, 2008
5
Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Transtromer
Collects letters sent between 1964 and 1990 between poets Robert Bly and Tomas Transtrèomer, discussing their lives, their art, and the world around them.
Robert Bly, Tomas Transtromer, Thomas R. Smith, 2013
6
Airmail to the moon
When the tooth that she was saving for the tooth fairy disappears, Ora Mae sets out to find the thief and send him "airmail to the moon!"
Tom Birdseye, 1992
7
U.S. Airmail Stamps
Topical. Traditional. Tactile. Tempting. Targeted. Less than half the size of our Little Books, these palm-sized volumes are irresistible.
James Gomez, Ariel Books, 1996
8
Sanabria North American Airmail Catalogue
The premier value guide for U.S. and North American airmail and airmail-related stamps.
Stephen R. Datz, Richard L Sine, Sine, 1996
9
The Baby in the Airmail Box: Short Story
Through the laughter, these stories shimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us.
Thomas King, 2012
10
Flight Patterns: Trends of Aeronautical Development in the ...
Picking out their largest checks on Cleveland and Chicago, the New York banks put them in airmail envelopes along with individual telegrams. On delivery at Chicago and Cleveland, the telegrams were sent back to the Reserve Bank in New ...
Roger E. Bilstein, Roger Bilstein, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AIRMAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term airmail is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bryce Harper Continues To Prove Doubters Wrong For Washington …
Harper has made the transition smoothly, and besides his tendency to occasionally airmail a cut-off man, Harper has looked like he has played ... «RantSports, Jul 15»
2
Lankford memories, so much soda-pop, anticipating duck dynasty
Email your news and comments to darbuck2@airmail.net or leave a message at 573-887-6430 or 214-207-7839. And then ... Then there was ... «Southeast Missourian, Jul 15»
3
Wildcat oil wells and instant wealth in 1939
The affidavits from the four residents, taken under oath, were forwarded by airmail to Congressman Price's office. Price would probe the ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
10 things you can do at Wonder Photo Shop Manila
Stock up on Instax film. They have Instax film with fun designs: Monsters Inc., Little Twin Stars, Hello Kitty, Rainbow, Stripe, Airmail and Comic, ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
5
Annoyed by Robocalls? This One Can Save Lives
At the baggage carousel, you watch black suitcases glide past until the crowd evaporates and only airport employees stacking airmail parcels ... «Next City, Jul 15»
6
Cleveland airport was far-sighted 'science fiction' when proposed 90 …
... which the federal government turned over operation of its airmail routes to private parties through competitive bidding. Civil aviation was born ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
7
Wing and a prayer: 'Fanciers' find fulfillment in pigeon racing
Mankind has been aware of this ability for at least 3,000 years, and homing pigeons were providing an airmail service in Baghdad by the year ... «Herald & Review, Jun 15»
8
Celebrating marriage: Couples honored at Mass
After sending each other airmail letters for years, he came home on leave one November. They married the day after Christmas in St. Joseph's ... «Lewiston Sun Journal, Jun 15»
9
Legion Baseball: Cheshire completes sweep of Meriden
“He would have been alright if he doesn't airmail the throw on the bunt. He should have ate it. His feet weren't underneath him.” Fahey retired ... «Meriden Record-Journal, Jun 15»
10
The wonderful world of throwing to first
Pitchers who had not previously made a bad throw had an "airmail rate"€ of 0.3 percent. Those who had already made one earlier in the game? 0.3 percent. «FOXSports.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Airmail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/airmail>. Jan 2023 ».
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