- regular delivery of letters and small parcels, see also post
- the organisation which operates such service (e.g. in Britain the Royal Mail)
- the letters and parcels delivered by such service
- abbreviated from "electronic mail", a store and forward message service on a computer, often using the Internet
- armour consisting of metal rings or plates linked together.
- (transitive) to send (a letter or parcel) through the mail
Etymology: Postal mail: Middle English male "bag, mail", from Old French male, from a Germanic source, from Proto-Indo-European "leather pouch".Mail armor: Middle English maille "mail armor", from Old French maille, from Latin macula "blemish, mesh", probably from Proto-Indo-European smHâ-tleHâ, from smeHâ- "smear, rub".
- made of armoured material (a mail shirt)
- of or pertaining to mail/post
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