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NOUN:
    1. Materials, such as letters and packages, handled in a postal system.
    2. Postal material for a specific person or organization.
    3. Material processed for distribution from a post office at a specified time: the morning mail.
  1. A system by which letters, packages, and other postal materials are transported. Used in the plural with the.
  2. A vehicle by which mail is transported.
  3. Mail or messages sent electronically; e-mail.
VERB:
mailed, mail·ing, mails
VERB:
tr.
To send by mail.
VERB:
intr.
To send letters and other postal material by mail.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English male, bag, from Old French, of Germanic origin

OTHER FORMS:
maila·ble(Adjective), maila·bili·ty(Noun)


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