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If I don't get at least one e-mail every ten minutes, I feel unloved. Even junk mail makes me feel seen. Sad, I know. Sigh.
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Meaning of "e-mail" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF E-MAIL

e-mail  [ˈiːmeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF E-MAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
E-Mail is a verb and can also act as a noun.
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 verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb e-mail in English.

WHAT DOES E-MAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Email

Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail since ca. 1993, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. Some early email systems required that the author and the recipient both be online at the same time, in common with instant messaging. Today's email systems are based on a store-and-forward model. Email servers accept, forward, deliver, and store messages. Neither the users nor their computers are required to be online simultaneously; they need connect only briefly, typically to a mail server, for as long as it takes to send or receive messages. Historically, the term electronic mail was used generically for any electronic document transmission. For example, several writers in the early 1970s used the term to describe fax document transmission. As a result, it is difficult to find the first citation for the use of the term with the more specific meaning it has today. An Internet email message consists of three components, the message envelope, the message header, and the message body.

Definition of e-mail in the English dictionary

The definition of e-mail in the dictionary is to contact by electronic mail. Other definition of e-mail is to send by electronic mail.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO E-MAIL

PRESENT

Present
I e-mail
you e-mail
he/she/it e-mails
we e-mail
you e-mail
they e-mail
Present continuous
I am e-mailing
you are e-mailing
he/she/it is e-mailing
we are e-mailing
you are e-mailing
they are e-mailing
Present perfect
I have e-mailed
you have e-mailed
he/she/it has e-mailed
we have e-mailed
you have e-mailed
they have e-mailed
Present perfect continuous
I have been e-mailing
you have been e-mailing
he/she/it has been e-mailing
we have been e-mailing
you have been e-mailing
they have been e-mailing
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 e-mailed
you e-mailed
he/she/it e-mailed
we e-mailed
you e-mailed
they e-mailed
Past continuous
I was e-mailing
you were e-mailing
he/she/it was e-mailing
we were e-mailing
you were e-mailing
they were e-mailing
Past perfect
I had e-mailed
you had e-mailed
he/she/it had e-mailed
we had e-mailed
you had e-mailed
they had e-mailed
Past perfect continuous
I had been e-mailing
you had been e-mailing
he/she/it had been e-mailing
we had been e-mailing
you had been e-mailing
they had been e-mailing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will e-mail
you will e-mail
he/she/it will e-mail
we will e-mail
you will e-mail
they will e-mail
Future continuous
I will be e-mailing
you will be e-mailing
he/she/it will be e-mailing
we will be e-mailing
you will be e-mailing
they will be e-mailing
Future perfect
I will have e-mailed
you will have e-mailed
he/she/it will have e-mailed
we will have e-mailed
you will have e-mailed
they will have e-mailed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been e-mailing
you will have been e-mailing
he/she/it will have been e-mailing
we will have been e-mailing
you will have been e-mailing
they will have been e-mailing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you e-mail
we let´s e-mail
you e-mail
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to e-mail
Past participle
e-mailed
Present Participle
e-mailing
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 E-MAIL


airmail
ˈɛəˌmeɪl
antifemale
ˌæntɪˈfiːmeɪl
blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl
camail
ˈkæmeɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
graymail
ˈɡreɪˌmeɪl
greenmail
ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl
intermale
ˌɪntəˈmeɪl
mail
meɪl
maill
meɪl
male
meɪl
metafemale
ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl
metamale
ˈmɛtəˌmeɪl
remail
riːˈmeɪl
snail-mail
sneɪl meɪl
superfemale
ˈsuːpəˌfiːmeɪl
supermale
ˈsuːpəˌmeɪl
v-mail
ˈviːmeɪl
vermeil
ˈvɜːmeɪl
webmail
ˈwɛbˌmeɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE E-MAIL

e-booking
e-business
e-car
e-card
e-commerce
e-crime
e-CRM
E-FIT
e-government
e-learning
e-mailer
e-marketing
e-nose
e-passport
e-payment
e-reader
e-service
e-tail
e-tailer
e-tailing

WORDS THAT END LIKE E-MAIL

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 e-mail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «e-mail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF E-MAIL

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

Translator English - Chinese

电子邮件
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

e -mail
570 millions of speakers

English

e-mail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ई मेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البريد الإلكتروني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

электронной почты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

e -mail
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ই-মেইল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

email
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

E-mel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

E-Mail
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

電子メール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이메일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

E-mail
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

e-mail
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மின்னஞ்சல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ई-मेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

e-mail
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

e-mail
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

e-mail
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

електронної пошти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

e-mail
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

e -mail
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

e -pos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

e- post
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

e - post
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of e-mail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «E-MAIL»

The term «e-mail» is very widely used and occupies the 647 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «E-MAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «e-mail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «e-mail» 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 e-mail

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «E-MAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word e-mail.
1
Chris Abani
If I don't get at least one e-mail every ten minutes, I feel unloved. Even junk mail makes me feel seen. Sad, I know. Sigh.
2
Ben Affleck
My father has positional vertigo, and if he flies he gets really dizzy, so he has to drive out to California, which he does a couple times a year. We talk, but we e-mail mostly.
3
Jami Attenberg
I do not mourn the death of the printed letter in a snobby, East Coast, patrician way - 'Where have our manners gone?' - but because I love objects, I love paper, and I love something that I can hold to my chest for a moment. Still, I bear no grudge against the e-mail form itself.
4
Keith Belling
I answer every single e-mail that comes in myself.
5
Marc Benioff
The future of communicating with customers rests in engaging with them through every possible channel: phone, e-mail, chat, Web, and social networks. Customers are discussing a company's products and brand in real time. Companies need to join the conversation.
6
Mike Birbiglia
It sounds so nerdy and pathetic, but what I always do on Sunday afternoon is bring my inbox down to zero, which is so sad. But e-mail has become like homework for adults. I'll have 141 messages from people who will be offended if I don't write back.
7
Judy Blume
I'm an e-mail junkie though I'm trying to read my in-box only twice a day and to answer all at once.
8
Joseph Bologna
I get up in the morning, do my e-mail, I check my e-mails all day. I'll go online and I'll buy my books at Amazon.com, but I don't want to buy all of them because I want to go to Duttons and I want to buy books from another human being.
9
Warren Buffett
I sent one e-mail in my life. I sent it to Jeff Raikes at Microsoft, and it ended up in court in Minneapolis, so I am one for one.
10
John Caudwell
I saw that e-mail was insidiously invading Phones 4u, so I banned it immediately.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «E-MAIL»

Discover the use of e-mail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to e-mail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Never Check E-Mail In the Morning: And Other Unexpected ...
The best-selling author of Organizing from the Inside Out offers a revolutionary approach designed to help readers enhance performance, promote efficiency, and boost one's value and security without sacrificing one's personal life, offering ...
Julie Morgenstern, 2005
2
Conducting Research Surveys via E-mail and the Web
Based on evidence in the literature and real-life casestudies, this book examines the validity of those claims.
Matthias Schonlau, Ronald D., Jr. Fricker, Marc N. Elliott, 2002
3
E-Mail Hacking
Deriving data from actual research experiments, code analysis, case studies and consumer study, this book will open the reader's eyes to security threats, secrets and loopholes that until now were unnoticed.
Ankit Fadia, 2009
4
E-Mail Marketing For Dummies
This book tells you how to use e-mail marketing properly and effectively so that no one sees you as a nasty spammer.
Arnold, 2011
5
Poor Richard's E-mail Publishing: Creating Newsletters, ...
Argues that e-mail reaches people more effectively than Web sites and describes how to target a list
Chris Pirillo, 1999
6
E-mail Security: How to Keep Your Electronic Messages Private
In this book, security expert Bruce Schneier shows you how to protect your privacy by sealing your messages in "electronic envelopes.
Bruce Schneier, 1995
7
E-mail: a write it well guide : how to write and manage ...
The book includes questions and exercises to help you learn on your own, with your team, or with others in your organization. Book jacket.
Janis Fisher Chan, 2008
8
E-Mail from God for Women
Quick, check your in-box!
Claire Cloninger, 2001
9
Managing Your E-Mail: Thinking Outside the Inbox
Managing Your E-mail is a simple, accessible reference for workers and organizations that want to get the most out of this ubiquitous and sometimes overwhelming method of communication.
Christina Cavanagh, 2003
10
The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to ...
John Freeman is one of America’s pre-eminent literary critics; now in this, his first book, he presents an elegant and erudite investigation into a technology that has revolutionized the way we work, communicate, and even think.
John Freeman, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «E-MAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term e-mail is used in the context of the following news items.
1
BGC Sued by Broker Depicted as the Simpsons' Apu in E-Mail
BGC Partners Inc. was sued by a broker who said his manager sent racist e-mails including one depicting him as a Simpsons character, and ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
Clinton E-Mail Must Be Moved to Archives, Group Says in Suit
Hillary Clinton was accused of violating federal law by storing e-mails on her private server while she was secretary of state, in a new lawsuit ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
3
Released Clinton e-mail reignites question whether Obama reneged …
Released Clinton e-mail reignites question whether Obama reneged on Bush settlement commitments. Politics And Diplomacy. By HERB ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
4
Hillary Clinton Claims E-Mail Scandal 'Blown Up With No Basis'
Using personal e-mail for official business while serving as secretary of state had been exaggerated in importance, US Democratic presidential ... «Sputnik International, Jul 15»
5
Boko Haram Allegedly Sends Death Threat E-mail To Thisday Editor
Members of the dreaded and deadly Boko Haram sect in an email have threatened to kill a features editor of THISDAY news body. The death threat was served ... «360Nobs.com, Jul 15»
6
Clinton Doesn't See Need to Turn Over E-Mail Server, Aide Says
“No, we don't think we have to do it,” Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri says on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” when asked if Clinton ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
7
Kevin Johnson Wants Restraining Order to Prevent E-mail Release
Johnson filed a restraining order request against the city of Sacramento to prevent the Sacramento News and Review from gaining access to ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
8
Linkedin RSVPs to e-mail invite litigation with $13m deal
According to the plaintiffs, LinkedIn used its “Add Connections” feature to collect e-mail addresses by accessing users' external contact ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
9
Writer of e-mail that embarrassed Leslie Gelb apologizes to him
Longtime and former New York Times reporter Leslie Gelb yesterday found his journalistic reputation lying at the bottom of an e-mail dump. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
10
E-mail exchanges show Fadnavis had held up Air India flight for 57 …
According to the CNN-IBN reports, the Air India duty managers sent the e-mail to the CMD and Executive Director. Fadnavis found himself in ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»

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