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I have received hostile voice mail messages and e-mails. They are often anonymous, I'm sad to say, as anonymous messages are delivered only by very low forms of human life, in my opinion.
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Meaning of "mail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MAIL

From Old French male bag, probably from Old High German malha wallet.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MAIL

mail  [meɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
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 mail in English.

WHAT DOES MAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mail

The mail or post is a system for physically transporting documents and other small packages, as well as a name for the postcards, letters, and parcels themselves. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems. Since the mid-19th century national postal systems have generally been established as government monopolies with a fee on the article prepaid. Proof of payment is often in the form of adhesive postage stamps, but postage meters are also used for bulk mailing. Modern private postal systems are typically distinguished from national postal agencies by the names "courier" or "delivery service". Postal authorities often have functions other than transporting letters. In some countries, a Postal Telegraph and Telephone service oversees the postal system as well as having authority over telephone and telegraph systems. Some countries' postal systems allow for savings accounts and handle applications for passports.

Definition of mail in the English dictionary

The first definition of mail in the dictionary is Also called : post. letters, packages, etc, that are transported and delivered by the post office. Other definition of mail is the postal system. Mail is also a single collection or delivery of mail.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MAIL

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

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


ale
eɪl
cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪl
dale
deɪl
detail
ˈdiːteɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
fail
feɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
jail
dʒeɪl
male
meɪl
nail
neɪl
retail
ˈriːteɪl
sale
seɪl
scale
skeɪl
tail
teɪl
tale
teɪl
thumbnail
ˈθʌmˌneɪl
trail
treɪl
travail
ˈtræveɪl
vale
veɪl
wholesale
ˈhəʊlˌseɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAIL

mail bomb
mail car
mail carrier
mail clerk
mail coach
mail drop
mail merge
mail merging
mail order
mail order firm
mail orders
mail room
mail server
mail slot
mail train
mail truck
mail van
mail-less
mail-merge

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAIL

Abigail
ail
avail
bail
get out of jail
go into detail
Grail
hail
Holy Grail
in detail
nose to tail
on the nail
ponytail
prevail
rail
Royal Mail
sail
snail
vail
webmail

Synonyms and antonyms of mail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MAIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mail» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mail

Translation of «mail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAIL

Find out the translation of mail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «mail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

邮件
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

correo
570 millions of speakers

English

mail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَرِيْدٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

почта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

correspondência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেইল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

courrier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Post
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

郵便
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우편물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mail
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thư từ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெயில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

posta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

posta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poczta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пошта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

poștă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταχυδρομείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

post
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

post
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAIL»

The term «mail» is very widely used and occupies the 282 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of mail
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAIL» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mail.
1
Kenneth Anger
Some very famous directors have started in the mail room, which is just getting inside the studio, getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
2
Julian Assange
We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks.
3
Joe Baca
The Postal Service delivers mail six days a week to nearly 140 million addresses. Every year this number increases by 2 million.
4
Drew Barrymore
I don't even have voice mail or answering machines anymore. I hate the phone, and I don't want to call anybody back. If I go to hell, it will be a small closet with a telephone in it, and I will be doomed and destined for eternity to return phone calls.
5
Jason Bateman
I never looked at fan mail, for some reason. My mother and grandmother handled my mail - although it's not like I was ever in the stratosphere of Kirk Cameron or Scott Baio.
6
Hans Blix
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.
7
Ben Brantley
I have received hostile voice mail messages and e-mails. They are often anonymous, I'm sad to say, as anonymous messages are delivered only by very low forms of human life, in my opinion.
8
Geraldine Brooks
'You've got mail!' exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I'm 10 years old again, waiting for the postman's whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon.
9
Hilarie Burton
I like to write paper mail - nobody does that anymore - with my pen pals.
10
Alexander Calder
My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAIL»

Discover the use of mail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Beaded Chain Mail Jewelry: Timeless Techniques with a Twist
Bestselling author and chain mail expert Whyte presents his time-tested, time-saving techniques with more than 30 breathtaking projects, ranging from extremely simple to challenging. Illustrations throughout.
Dylon Whyte, 2009
2
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
3
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
4
Mail and Female: Epistolary Narrative and Desire in Ovid's ...
Using feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to examine the "female voice" in the Heroides, Sara H. Lindheim closely reads these fictive letters in which the women seemingly tell their own stories.
Sara H. Lindheim, 2003
5
Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail: SMTP, POP, IMAP, and LDAP
Written by an expert e-mail and messaging consultant from Compaq, this book is loaded with sample code you can use to begin and accelerate application development."--BOOK JACKET.
John Rhoton, 2000
6
Mail and Internet Surveys: The Tailored Design Method -- ...
A crucial resource for increasing response rates and obtaining high-quality feedback from mail, electronic, and other surveys Don Dillman's Mail and Internet Surveys, Second Edition has been the definitive guide for creating and conducting ...
Don A. Dillman, 2011
7
Building a Mail Order Business: A Complete Manual for Success
I highly recommend this professional book."— Melvin Powers, mail order entrepreneur "...must reading for the entrepreneur whose mind is on mail order."— Paul Muchnick, Chairman, National Mail Order Association "Its good sense and nuts ...
William A. Cohen, PhD, 1996
8
Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques
With computer-generated illustrations that show every step, this text thoroughly introduces all the key construction procedures, including the proper methods of winding, opening and closing the metal rings.
Terry Taylor, David Dylon Whyte, 2006
9
Writing Effective Letters, Memos, & E-mail
This book helps make business writing easy, with tips on matching business language to the proper format--memos, reports, proposals, letters, and more.
Arthur Henry Bell, 2004
10
Mail by the Pail
A young girl learns how the birthday card she makes for her father will get to him as he works on a freighter carrying coal on Lake Michigan.
Colin Bergel, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mail is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rogin: Homeland Security Leaders Bent Rules on Private E-Mail
Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, and 28 of his senior staffers have been using private Web-based e-mail from their work ... «Bloomberg View, Jul 15»
2
Royal Mail letter revenues fall in 'challenging' trading | Business …
A dog walker near Woking posts a letter but the use of email is continuing to eat into Royal Mail's traditional market. Photograph: Luke ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Detroit Mayor Duggan, officials use private e-mail for city business
City of Detroit officials, including Mayor Mike Duggan, sometimes use private e-mail accounts to conduct the public's business — a practice that ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
4
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson blasted for 'homophobic … - Daily Mail
Jeremy Clarkson was today accused of being homophobic after tweeting a poor-taste joke about being sacked by the BBC. The 55-year-old ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Iggy Azalea displays her signature hourglass figure - Daily Mail
... her signature hourglass figure in sporty lingerie for underwear brand's 100th birthday campaign. By Alicia Vrajlal for Daily Mail Australia. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Racy in lace! Shanina Shaik shows off tanned and toned … - Daily Mail
In another shot shared with Daily Mail Australia, the brunette stunner stares tantalizingly down the lens in a full sleeve number with a teardrop ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
'Tastes like vomit... it's diabetes in a slice': Aussie girls try … - Daily Mail
By Lauren Grounsell For Daily Mail Australia. Published: 20:34 EST, 20 July 2015 | Updated: 22:06 EST, 20 July 2015. 534 shares. 94. View comments. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
Benefits by The Sea estate residents 'ask Royal Mail to remove it …
Residents in a village the subject of Channel 5 documentary Benefits by The Sea have asked Royal Mail to remove any reference to the estate ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Calvin Harris continues to gush about 'incredible … - Daily Mail
Speaking about his blossoming romance with the Bad Blood singer, the Acceptable In The 80s hitmaker admitted: 'It's not even a case of ticking ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
NRL Round 20 Early Mail: Bryce Cartwright confident he'll play for …
PANTHERS gun Bryce Cartwright is hopeful of overcoming a knee injury to play this weekend, while Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans is in doubt. «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»

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