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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.


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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