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mail

noun uk   /meɪl/ us  

mail noun (POST)

A2 [S or U] (UK also post) the letters and parcels that are sent by post, or the system for sending letters and parcels from place to place: She spent the morning reading and answering her mail. All of our customers will be contacted by mail. The book came in yesterday's mail. Some strange things get sent through the mail.

mail noun (EMAIL)

A2 [C or U] email: I had almost 50 unread mails in my inbox. You have mail.

mail noun (COVERING)

[U] → chain mail

mail

verb [T] uk   /meɪl/ mainly US (UK usually post) us  
to send a letter or parcel or to email something: She mailed it last week but it still hasn't arrived. [+ two objects] I promised to mail him the article/mail the article to him.
(Definition of mail noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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