Crossword clues for mail
- Kind of drop
- Send off
- Letters and packages
- It's deposited in drops
- Word after e or G
- 5-Across's business
- Some airplane cargo
- Contents of some drop boxes
- Post office delivery
- Knightly wear
- Made of interlinked metal rings
- The bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
- The system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
- Any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
- (medieval) flexible armor
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mail \Mail\ (m[=a]l), n. [OE. male bag, OF. male, F. malle bag, trunk, mail, OHG. malaha, malha, wallet; akin to D. maal, male; cf. Gael. & Ir. mala, Gr. molgo`s hide, skin.]
A bag; a wallet. [Obs.]
The bag or bags with the letters, papers, or other matter contained therein, conveyed under public authority from one post office to another; the whole system of appliances used by government in the conveyance and delivery of mail matter.
There is a mail come in to-day, with letters dated Hague.
That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received through the post office.
A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried. [Obs.]
--Sir W. Scott.
Mail catcher, an iron rod, or other contrivance, attached to a railroad car for catching a mail bag while the train is in motion.
Mail guard, an officer whose duty it is to guard the public mails. [Eng.]
Mail train, a railroad train carrying the mail.
Mail \Mail\, v. t.
To arm with mail.
To pinion. [Obs.]
Mail \Mail\ (m[=a]l), n. A spot. [Obs.]
Mail \Mail\, n. [F. maille, OF. also maaille, LL. medalia. See Medal.]
Rent; tribute. [Obs., except in certain compounds and phrases, as blackmail, mails and duties, etc.]
Mail and duties (Scots Law), the rents of an estate, in whatever form paid.
Mail \Mail\ (m[=a]l), n. [OE. maile, maille, F. maille a ring of mail, mesh, network, a coat of mail, fr. L. macula spot, a mesh of a net. Cf. Macle, Macula, Mascle.]
A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor.
Chain mail, Coat of mail. See under Chain, and Coat.
Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.
(Naut.) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage.
(Zo["o]l.) Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc.
We . . . strip the lobster of his scarlet mail.
Mail \Mail\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mailed; p. pr. & vb. n. Mailing.] To deliver into the custody of the postoffice officials, or place in a government letter box, for transmission by mail; to post; as, to mail a letter. [U. S.]
Note: In the United States to mail and to post are both in common use; as, to mail or post a letter. In England post is the commoner usage.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"post, letters," c.1200, "a traveling bag," from Old French male "wallet, bag, bundle," from Frankish *malha or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *malho- (cognates: Old High German malaha "wallet, bag," Middle Dutch male "bag"), from PIE *molko- "skin, bag." Sense extension to "letters and parcels" (18c.) is via "bag full of letter" (1650s) or "person or vehicle who carries postal matter" (1650s). In 19c. England, mail was letters going abroad, while home dispatches were post. Sense of "personal batch of letters" is from 1844, originally American English.
"metal ring armor," c.1300, from Old French maille "link of mail, mesh of net," from Latin macula "mesh in a net," originally "spot, blemish," on notion that the gaps in a net or mesh looked like spots.
"send by post," 1828, American English, from mail (n.1). Related: Mailed; mailing; mailable. Mailing list attested from 1876.
"rent, payment," from Old English mal (see blackmail (n.)).
Etymology 1 n. 1 (label en now regional) A bag or wallet. (from 13thc.) 2 A bag containing letters to be delivered by post. 3 The material conveyed by the postal service. (from 17thc.) 4 (lb en dated) A stagecoach, train or ship that delivers such post. 5 The postal service or system in general. (from 17thc.) 6 (lb en chiefly US uncountable) The letters, parcels etc delivered to a particular address or person. (from 19thc.) 7 (lb en uncountable) electronic mail, e-mail: a computer network–based service for sending, storing, and forwarding electronic messages. (from 20thc.) 8 A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried. vb. 1 (label en transitive) To send (a letter, parcel, etc.) through the mail. 2 (label en transitive) To send by electronic mail. 3 (label en transitive) To contact (a person) by electronic mail. Etymology 2
alt. 1 (label en uncountable) armour consisting of metal rings or plates linked together. 2 (label en nautical) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage. 3 Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc. 4 (lb en obsolete rare) A spot on a bird's feather; by extension, a spotted feather. n. 1 (label en uncountable) armour consisting of metal rings or plates linked together. 2 (label en nautical) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage. 3 Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc. 4 (lb en obsolete rare) A spot on a bird's feather; by extension, a spotted feather. vb. 1 (label en transitive) To arm with mail. 2 (label en transitive) To pinion. Etymology 3
alt. 1 (label en chiefly Scottish) A monetary payment or tribute. 2 (label en chiefly Scottish) rent. 3 (label en chiefly Scottish) tax. n. 1 (label en chiefly Scottish) A monetary payment or tribute. 2 (label en chiefly Scottish) rent. 3 (label en chiefly Scottish) tax.
n. the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'" [syn: mail service, postal service, post]
a conveyance that transports mail
any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered; "your mail is on the table"; "is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post" [syn: post]
Mail (chain mail, maille) is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. A coat of this armour is often referred to as a hauberk.
The mail or post is a system for physically transporting documents and other small packages, as well as a term for the postcards, letters, and parcels themselves. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems. Since the mid-19th century national postal systems have generally been established as government monopolies with a fee on the article prepaid. Proof of payment is often in the form of adhesive postage stamps, but postage meters are also used for bulk mailing. Modern private postal systems are typically distinguished from national postal agencies by the names " courier" or " delivery service".
Postal authorities often have functions other than transporting letters. In some countries, a postal, telegraph and telephone (PTT) service oversees the postal system, in addition to telephone and telegraph systems. Some countries' postal systems allow for savings accounts and handle applications for passports.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU), established in 1874, includes 192 member countries and sets the rules for international mail exchanges.
Mail (also known as Apple Mail or Mail.app) is an email client included with the operating systems OS X, iOS and watchOS by Apple Inc. Originally developed by NeXT as NeXTMail, a part of their NeXTSTEP operating system, it eventually became Mail after Apple's acquisition of NeXT.
The current version of Mail utilizes SMTP for message sending, IMAP for message retrieval and S/MIME for end-to-end message encryption. It is also preconfigured to work with popular email providers, such as Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Gmail, Outlook and iCloud (formerly MobileMe) and it supports Exchange. iOS features a mobile version of Mail with added Exchange ActiveSync support, though it notoriously misses the functionality of attaching files to reply emails until the release of iOS 9. The iOS version of Mail is the most popular email client in the world by market share.
Mail is a postal service which includes "mail" wherein letters, parcels, and packages are delivered to destinations.
Mail may also refer to:
Email, electronic mail
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a way computers send and receive e-mail
- mail (Unix), a command line e-mail client in Unix
- Mail (Apple), an application (aka Mail.app) and an e-mail client made by Apple Inc.
- Mail (Windows), an application and an e-mail client made by Microsoft.
- Mail, Shetland, a hamlet on the Shetland Islands
- Mail (armour), a type of protective body armor
- Mail (manga), a Japanese comic
- A post box
- Greg Mail, an Australian cricketer
- Mail.ru, web
- Mail.com, a web portal and web-based email service provider
MAIL may refer to:
- Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (Afghanistan)
The Mail may refer to:
- Daily Mail, a British national newspaper
- An original name for Sunday Mail, an Australian local newspaper
- The Mail (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwean newspaper
Mailing may refer to several places in Bavaria, Germany:
- Mailing (Ebersberg), Landkreis Ebersberg, Bavaria
- Mailing (Gangkofen), Landkreis Rottal-Inn, Bavaria
- Mailing (Ingolstadt), Bavaria
- Mailing (Prien am Chiemsee), Landkreis Rosenheim, Bavaria
Mail is a horror manga series written and illustrated by Housui Yamazaki. The English translation is published by Dark Horse Comics.
The series centers around , a private eye who investigates cases dealing with ghosts. He uses a broomhandle pistol called and hallowed ammunition to shoot ghosts that may or may not have possessed people and seal them inside the bullets which simply drop to the floor. The bullets are later ritually cleansed at a shrine. The pistol also has the ability to revive the dead by shooting a bullet with a ghost sealed inside into its original body. Akiba does this at the beginning of the third and final volume with the ghost of his childhood friend and she becomes his sidekick.
The series is organized into short self-contained chapters with no overarching plot, though some chapters explore Akiba's backstory. However, most are simple cases that Akiba solves, usually with an introduction by Akiba talking to the reader at the beginning of the chapter.
A Japanese live-action movie adaption has been created from the series. In the movie version Takamasa Suga plays the role of Akiba while Mikoto is played by Chiaki Kuriyama.
Mail is an email and newsgroup client developed by Microsoft and included in the Windows Vista, 8, and 10 operating systems. The main feature of Mail is sending and receiving email. Windows Mail included fairly minimal changes to the application's user interface, but introduced major architectural changes when compared with its predecessor, Outlook Express, and is a fundamentally different application. The different versions do not share a common code base, but they share similar functionality. Like in Outlook and Outlook Express, Mail uses Control + E, not Control + F, to search.
Windows Mail was announced by Microsoft as the successor to Outlook Express on October 10, 2005 via its community website Channel 9.
Unlike Outlook Express, which was available for versions of Windows in the 9x series and Windows NT, Windows Mail is not available for operating systems prior to Windows Vista, and is also not as tightly integrated with the Internet Explorer web browser. It is, however, integrated with Windows Calendar.
Windows Live Mail was introduced in 2007 as an alternative to Windows Mail. Windows Live Mail also serves as the successor to Outlook Express on Windows XP. Unlike Windows Mail, Live Mail was packaged as part of the Windows Essentials suite and was not pre-installed in any version of Windows. Live Mail was intended for Windows 7, which does not have a built-in mail client, and it is also compatible with systems running Windows XP or later.
After Outlook.com stopped supporting Windows Live Mail in June 2016, Microsoft positioned Mail as an alternative. Unlike Live Mail, the Windows 8 and 10 versions of Mail supports Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol.
Usage examples of "mail".
In the beginning of November I sold shares for fifty thousand francs to a man named Gamier, living in the Rue du Mail, giving up to him a third part of the materials in my warehouse, and accepting a manager chosen by him and paid by the company.
Intracompany mail bins Policy: Intracompany mail bins must not be located in publicly accessible areas.
Her adamantine chain mail was a glossy black, her long white hair neatly braided.
There is no way of knowing how much you will sell fi-om your first advertisement or mailing.
You must approach this in the same way you would initiate the development of a brochure, a catalog, an advertisement or direct mail solicitation.
This can be done by follow-up phone calls from the advertiser or by mail.
We did a mailing to key advertisers, simply looking to create some name recognition.
We offered premiums to this highly targeted list of advertisers for correctly counting the number of times Your Place appeared in the brochure we mailed out.
Traditionally, I recommend outdoor advertising as a complementary program to radio, TV, direct mail and print.
Clodius Afer in amazement, his fingers hesitating in the midst of releasing the laces that held the shoulder straps to the front of his mail shirt.
Apparently overcoming whatever had previously ailed it, the computer began to download Tituss mail.
He dragged on his aketon and scale mail and reached for his sword, and his face was bleak.
And inside the trunk are mail leggings, cowl, mittens, boots, and a leather aketon for protection underneath.
Now beholding the scarred face of him, the tender, smiling lips, the adoration in his grey eyes, she trembled amain and, swaying to him, rested her hands on his mailed shoulders.
The soldier, its eyes glowing bright red in its impassive face, struck its chestplate with a mailed fist, and the apse rang like a bell with the sound.