Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “email”

See all translations

email

noun uk ( also e-mail)   /ˈiː.meɪl/ us  
A1 [U] the system for using computers to send messages over the internet: You can contact us by email or fax. What's your email address?A1 [C] a message or document sent using this system: I got an email from Danielle last week.
More examples

email

verb [T] uk ( also e-mail)   /ˈiː.meɪl/ us  
A2 to send an email to someone: Email me when you've got time. [+ two objects] Has he emailed you that list of addresses yet?
More examples
(Definition of email from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of email?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “email” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More