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mail

noun

1 mail

The bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Roget 717: defense, protection, guard, ward; shielding etc. v.; propugnation, preservation etc. 670; guardianship.    area defense; ... show more

Dutch: post
Polish: przesyłka



2 mail

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'.

synonyms: mail service, post, postal service.

Roget 534: messenger, envoy, emissary, legate; nuncio, internuncio; ambassador etc. (diplomatist) 758.    marshal, flag bearer, herald, crier, ... show more

Dutch: paal, postdienst, posten, publiceren
Polish: poczta

3 mail

A conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system.

4 mail

Any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered:
— Your mail is on the table.

synonym: post.

Polish: korespondencja, poczta

5 mail

Middle Ages Flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings.

synonyms: chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail.

Dutch: maliënkolder
Polish: kolczuga, pancerz kolczy, zbroja kolcza

verb

1 mail

Send via the postal service:
— I'll mail you the check tomorrow.

synonym: get off.

Dutch: mailen

2 mail

Cause to be directed or transmitted to another place:
— I'll mail you the paper when it's written.

synonyms: post, send.

Roget 270: transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate; convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry; carry over, ferry over; hand pass, forward; ... show more

Dutch: mailen


Moby thesaurus: PP, RD, RFD, air-express, airfreight, airmail, armature, armor, armor plate, body armor, book post, buckler, bulletproof vest, carrier, carrier pigeon, chain armor, chain mail, chitin, coat of mail, consign ... show more.

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