Meaning of “mail” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /meɪl/

A2 also UK post letters and parcels that are brought by post:

We got loads of mail this morning.

More examples

  • I can't resist reading other people's mail.
  • Could you forward my mail to me while I'm away?
  • Have I got any mail?
  • It will take ages to sort through all this mail.
  • I haven't had time to open my mail.
SYSTEM also UK post

A2 the system by which letters and parcels are taken and brought:

Send it by mail.
The letter is in the mail.
→ See also email , junk mail , snail mail , surface mail , voice mail

(Definition of “mail noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)