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English noun: mail

1. mail (communication) the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service


Broader (hypernym)message


Narrower (hyponym)1st class, 1st-class mail, air mail, airmail, bulk mail, express, express mail, first class, first-class mail, parcel post, registered mail, registered post, special delivery, surface mail, third class, third-class mail


Part holonymletter, missive

2. mail (communication) the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office


SamplesThe mail handles billions of items every day.
He works for the United States mail service.
In England they call mail `the post'.


Synonymsmail service, post, postal service


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)airmail, airpost, RFD, rural free delivery, snail mail

3. mail (artifact) a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transport

4. mail (group) any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered


SamplesYour mail is on the table.
Is there any post for me?.
She was opening her post.


Synonymspost


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)fan mail, hate mail, mailing

5. mail (artifact) (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings


Synonymschain armor, chain armour, chain mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail


Broader (hypernym)body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour


Narrower (hyponym)brigandine, byrnie, gusset, habergeon, hauberk, voider


Domain categoryDark Ages, Middle Ages


English verb: mail

1. mail (contact) send via the postal service


SamplesI'll mail you the check tomorrow.


Synonymsget off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)send, send out


Narrower (hyponym)pouch

2. mail (communication) cause to be directed or transmitted to another place


SamplesSend me your latest results.
I'll mail you the paper when it's written.


ExamplesThey mail the parcel to their parents, They mail them the parcel


Synonymspost, send


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)airmail, express, express-mail, register









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