Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
Sea-Monkeys are hybrid brine shrimp and the brainchild of the mail-order entrepreneur Harold von Braunhut in 1957. When their crystallized eggs are submerged in water, minuscule crustaceans emerge; they can grow up to 2 inches long.
Brendan I. Koerner

Meaning of "mail-order" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF MAIL-ORDER

mail-order  [ˌmeɪlˈɔːdə] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

WHAT DOES MAIL-ORDER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mail-order

Mail order

Mail order is the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. The buyer places an order for the desired products with the merchant through some remote method such as through a telephone call or web site. Then, the products are delivered to the customer. The products are typically delivered directly to an address supplied by the customer, such as a home address, but occasionally the orders are delivered to a nearby retail location for the customer to pick up. Some merchants also allow the goods to be shipped directly to a third party consumer, which is an effective way to send a gift to an out-of-town recipient. A mail order catalogue is a publication containing a list of general merchandise from a company. Companies who publish and operate mail order catalogues are referred to as cataloguers within the industry. Cataloguers buy or manufacture goods then market those goods to prospects. Cataloguers may "rent" names from list brokers or cooperative databases. The catalogue itself is published in a similar fashion as any magazine publication and distributed through a variety of means, usually via a postal service and the internet.

Definition of mail-order in the English dictionary

The definition of mail-order in the dictionary is of or relating to a system of buying and selling merchandise through the post.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAIL-ORDER


accorder
əˈkɔːdə
boarder
ˈbɔːdə
bordar
ˈbɔːdə
border
ˈbɔːdə
camcorder
ˈkæmˌkɔːdə
cauda
ˈkɔːdə
counter-order
ˈkaʊntəˌrɔːdə
cross-border
ˌkrɒsˈbɔːdə
disorder
dɪsˈɔːdə
hoarder
ˈhɔːdə
Korda
ˈkɔːdə
Lauder
ˈlɔːdə
made-to-order
ˈmeɪdtʊˈɔːdə
marauder
məˈrɔːdə
order
ˈɔːdə
preorder
priːˈɔːdə
recorder
rɪˈkɔːdə
reorder
riːˈɔːdə
skateboarder
ˈskeɪtˌbɔːdə
snowboarder
ˈsnəʊbɔːdə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAIL-ORDER

mail order
mail order firm
mail orders
mail room
mail server
mail slot
mail train
mail truck
mail van
mail-less
mail-merge
mail-order catalogue
mailability
mailable
mailbag
mailboat
mailbox
mailcoach
maile
mailer

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAIL-ORDER

a tall order
bipolar disorder
court order
eating disorder
executive order
first-order
in order
law and order
law-and-order
mail order
money order
murder
on order
out of order
purchase order
restraining order
the Border
the order
to be in running order
to order
video recorder

Synonyms and antonyms of mail-order in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mail-order» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF MAIL-ORDER

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

Translator English - Chinese

邮购
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de pedidos por correo
570 millions of speakers

English

mail-order
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेल क्रम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النظام الإلكتروني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заказ по почте
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fim-mail
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডাকযোগে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vente par correspondance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pesanan mel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Versand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

通信販売の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우편 주문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mail-order
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt hàng qua thư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அஞ்சல் ஆணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेल-ऑर्डर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

posta siparişi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mail-order
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mail-order
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

замовлення поштою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prin corespondență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δι ´αλληλογραφίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pos -orde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

postorder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

postordre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mail-order

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAIL-ORDER»

The term «mail-order» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.676 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Quite widely used
89
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «mail-order» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of mail-order
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «mail-order».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAIL-ORDER» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «MAIL-ORDER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mail-order.
1
Brendan I. Koerner
Sea-Monkeys are hybrid brine shrimp and the brainchild of the mail-order entrepreneur Harold von Braunhut in 1957. When their crystallized eggs are submerged in water, minuscule crustaceans emerge; they can grow up to 2 inches long.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAIL-ORDER»

Discover the use of mail-order in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mail-order and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!
Presents mail-order novelty products that were advertised in comic books during the '60s and '70s, with photographs, original ads, item descriptions, buyer's preconceptions, actual functions, and satisfaction rankings for each item.
Kirk Demarais, 2011
2
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
3
Mail-Order Wings
Everyone will love this delicious story.Jane Langton
Beatrice Gormley, 2000
4
Dreaming of a Mail-Order Husband: Russian-American Internet ...
DIVFeatures six Russian women who are either in search of or have already found foreign husbands via listings on the internet, highlighting their understandings of gender roles, the mail-order bride industry, and the experience of entering ...
Ericka Johnson, 2007
5
Mail Order Ninja
Presents two previously published manga volumes in which timid Indiana fifth-grader Timmy McAllister obtains his very own ninja to face the bullies and snobs of L. Frank Baum Elementary School.
Joshua Elder, 2008
6
101 great mail-order businesses: the very best (and most ...
Ty Hicks explains in clear, easy steps how to start your mail-order business today, including: Getting started quickly and easily Creating an e-commerce Web site to promote and sell your products or services directly Using proven marketing ...
Tyler Gregory Hicks, 2000
7
Mail order bride
A powerful graphic novel about race, identity, stereotypes and love, nominated for "Best Graphic Novel" in the 2002 Firecracker Book Awards and nominated for Harvey and Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
Mark Kalesniko, 2001
8
Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier
Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits.
Chris Enss, 2005
9
A Bride for All Seasons: The Mail Order Bride Collection
Year in, year out, they’ll learn that love often comes in unexpected packages. “And then Came Spring” by Margaret Brownley Mary-Jo has traveled halfway across the country to meet her match, arriving just in time for his funeral.
Margaret Brownley, Robin Hatcher, Mary Connealy, 2013
10
Mail Order in the Internet Age
Ted Ciuba shows you how, using only your computer with an Internet connection, working part-time from your home, you can quicky, easily, and safely earn well over $100,000 per year in "Mail Order in the Internet Age."
Ted Ciuba, 2004

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mail-order is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Study warns parents not to order breast milk online - NBC12 …
The study estimates $13,000 in advertisements exist for mail-order breast milk annually, on popular websites. Smith says if you're buying or ... «WWBT NBC12 News, Jul 15»
2
A&P was 'the Wal-Mart of its day.' Now it's filing for bankruptcy. - The …
New management tried to play it safe, ending a series of pivots that took A&P from a mail-order tea company to a chain of small stores to a ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Stiffed Pure Food And Wine Workers Struggle To Reopen …
Meanwhile, most of the 100 or so people who staffed the Gramercy restaurant and One Lucky Duck, the adjoining juice bar and mail-order ... «Gothamist, Jul 15»
4
Dahlias are favorites of brides, gardeners : Lifestyles - Lompoc Record
When he first started his mail-order business, he offered just fall-planting varieties. When he expanded to include spring-planted bulbs, the ... «Lompoc Record, Jul 15»
5
Frank Lloyd Wright and the zombie building boom | Art and design …
... Soap Company, which pioneered mail-order sales and built one of the most revolutionary office buildings of all time, also designed by Wright. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Downtown View: The Vision — Where Is It? | NorthEndWaterfront.com
“We did it too fast and didn't have the business experience to manage other stores and a mail-order catalog.” Nevertheless, they never had any ... «NorthEndWaterfront.com, Jul 15»
7
Worcester police to get raises in first 3 years of 4-year deal
REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mail-Order [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mail-order-1>. Jul 2020 ».