Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “direct mail”

direct mail

noun [U]     MARKETING
advertisements that are sent through the mail to a large number of consumers : In many ways , the Web is more effective than television advertising and direct mail . Typically , most of the marketing activity is carried out by direct mail . We still believe that our grass-roots direct-mail campaign was instrumental in our success .
(Definition of direct mail noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of direct mail

Definitions of “direct mail” in other dictionaries

Translations of “direct mail”

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More