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English Dictionary: mail by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
mail
n
  1. the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  2. 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'"
    Synonym(s): mail, mail service, postal service, post
  3. a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): mail, post
  5. (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
    Synonym(s): chain mail, ring mail, mail, chain armor, chain armour, ring armor, ring armour
v
  1. send via the postal service; "I'll mail you the check tomorrow"
    Synonym(s): mail, get off
  2. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
    Synonym(s): mail, post, send
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mail \Mail\, v. t.
      1. To arm with mail.
  
      2. To pinion. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mail \Mail\, 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. [?] hide, skin.]
      1. A bag; a wallet. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
      2. The bag or bags with the letters, papers, 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.                                                --Tatler.
  
      3. That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received
            through the post office.
  
      4. A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be
            carried. [Obs.] --Sir W. Scott.
  
      {Mail bag}, a bag in which mailed matter is conveyed under
            public authority.
  
      {Mail boat}, a boat that carries the mail.
  
      {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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mail \Mail\, n.
      A spot. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mail \Mail\, n. [F. maille, OF. also maaille, LL. medalia. See
      {Medal}.]
      1. A small piece of money; especially, an English silver
            half-penny of the time of Henry V. [Obs.] [Written also
            {maile}, and {maille}.]
  
      2. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mail \Mail\, 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}.]
      1. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was
            used especially for defensive armor. --Chaucer.
  
      {Chain mail}, {Coat of mail}. See under {Chain}, and {Coat}.
  
      2. Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.
  
      3. (Naut.) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing
            off the loose hemp on lines and white cordage.
  
      4. (Zo[94]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.
                                                                              --Gay.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   mail
  
      1. {electronic mail}.
  
      2. The {Berkeley Unix} program for composing and reading
      {electronic mail}.   It normally uses {sendmail} to handle
      delivery.
  
      {Unix manual page}: mail(1)
  
      (1997-12-03)
  
  
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