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English[]

Pronunciation[]

Etymology 1[]

From Middle English male (bag, mail), from Old French male "bag, wallet", of Template:Gem[[Category:Template:Gem derivations|Mail]] origin, from Template:Frk[[Category:Template:Frk derivations|Mail]] *malha from Proto-Germanic *malho- (bag, pouch), from Proto-Indo-European *molko- (leather pouch). Akin to Old High German malaha, malha "wallet, bag", Template:Dum [[male#Template:Dum|male]] "bag".

Noun[]

Singular
Mail

Plural
mails

Mail (mails)

  1. (uncountable) regular delivery of letters and small parcels, see also post
  2. Template:Singularonly the organisation which operates such service (e.g. in Britain the Royal Mail)
  3. (now rare) a single batch of mail picked up by such a service
    • 1823, The stranger in Liverpool; or, An historical and descriptive view of the town of Liverpool and its environs, Seventh Edition,[1] T. Kaye, page 96,
      The following are the hours at which the letter-box of this office is closed for making up the several mails, and the hours at which each mail is despatched: ¶ Template:...
    • 1887, John Houston Merrill (editor), The American and English Encyclopædia of Law, Volume I,[2] Edward Thompson, page 121,
      If he retains the account, and permits several mails to pass without objecting to it, he will be held to have admitted its correctness.
  4. See mails.
  5. (uncountable) electronic mail, e-mail: a computer network–based service for sending, storing, and forwarding electronic messages
Synonyms[]
  • post (UK, Ireland, other dialects?)
Derived terms[]
Translations[]
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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Mail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Mail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) to send (a letter or parcel) through the mail
Synonyms[]
  • post
  • send
Derived terms[]
  • mailer
  • mailing
Translations[]

Adjective[]

Mail (not comparable)

Positive
Mail

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. of or pertaining to mail/post
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

From Middle English maille (mail armor), from Old French maille, from Latin macula (blemish, mesh), probably from Proto-Indo-European *smh₁-tleh₂, from *smeh₁- (smear, rub).

Noun[]

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Mail

Singular
Mail

Plural
-

Mail (-)

  1. (uncountable) armour consisting of metal rings or plates linked together.
Derived terms[]
  • chain mail
  • plate mail
  • scale mail
  • mailed
Translations[]

Adjective[]

Mail (not comparable)

Positive
Mail

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. made of armoured material (a mail shirt)
Translations[]

Etymology 3[]

Middle English mal, male from Old English māl "speech, contract, agreement" from Old Norse māl "agreement, speech, lawsuit". Akin to Old English mǣl "speech"

Alternative spellings[]

  • maill

Noun[]

Singular
Mail

Plural
{{{1}}}

Mail ({{{1}}})

  1. (Chiefly Scottish) a monetary payment or tribute
  2. rent
  3. tax

Anagrams[]


Dutch[]

Verb[]

Mail

  1. The first-person singular present indicative of mailen.
  2. The imperative of mailen.

Fiji Hindi[]

Etymology[]

From English mile (imperial measure of distance).

Pronunciation[]

  • [[w:Template:Hif phonology|IPA]]: /maɪl/

Noun[]

Mail [[Category:Template:Hif nouns|Mail]]

  1. mile

References[]


French[]

Pronunciation[]

Etymology 1[]

Latin malleus (hammer)

Noun[]

Mail m. (plural Mails)

  1. mallet
  2. Template:Sport pall mall
  3. mall, promenade
  4. Template:Quebec mall, shopping mall

Etymology 2[]

From English email

Noun[]

Mail m. (plural Mails)

  1. email
Synonyms[]
  • mél

Anagrams[]


Italian[]

Etymology[]

English

Noun[]

mail f. inv.

  1. email

Anagrams[]


Romansch[]

Etymology[]

From Latin malum. Compare Romanian măr.

Noun[]

Mail [[Category:Template:Rm nouns|Mail]]

  1. apple

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