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Definition 1: (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for mail in the sense of this definition

(mail is a kind of ...) armor that protects the wearer's whole body

(... is a kind of mail ) a medieval coat of chain mail consisting of metal rings sewn onto leather or cloth

(... is a kind of mail ) (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk

(... is a kind of mail ) a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor

(... is a kind of mail ) a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate

(mail belongs to category ...) the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance

Definition 2: a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system - [noun denoting artifact]

(mail is a kind of ...) something that serves as a means of transportation

Definition 3: the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mail handles billions of items every day
  • he works for the United States mail service
  • in England they call mail `the post'

Synonyms for mail in the sense of this definition

(mail is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of mail ) a system of conveying mail by aircraft

(... is a kind of mail ) any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service

"email is much faster than snail mail"

(... is a kind of mail ) free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas

Definition 4: the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service - [noun denoting communication]

(mail is a kind of ...) a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled

"he sent a three-word message"

(... is a kind of mail ) mail that is delivered by a special carrier (for an additional charge)

(... is a kind of mail ) mail that is registered by the post office when sent in order to assure safe delivery

(... is a kind of mail ) mail that is sent by land or sea

(... is a kind of mail ) mail that is sent by air transport

(... is a kind of mail ) letters and packages that are transported by aircraft

(... is a kind of mail ) mail consisting of printed matter qualifying for reduced postal rates

(... is a kind of mail ) mail consisting of large numbers of identical items (circulars or advertisements) sent to individual addresses at less than 1st-class rates and paid for in one lot

(... is a kind of mail ) postal service that handles packages

(... is a kind of mail ) mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system

(... is a kind of mail ) mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection

(mail is a part of ...) a written message addressed to a person or organization

"mailed an indignant letter to the editor"

Definition 5: any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered - [noun denoting group]

Samples where mail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • your mail is on the table
  • is there any post for me?
  • she was opening her post

Synonyms for mail in the sense of this definition

(mail is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of mail ) mail sent to public figures from their admirers

"he hired someone to answer his fan mail"

(... is a kind of mail ) mail that expresses the writer's dislike or hatred (usually in offensive language)

(... is a kind of mail ) mail sent by a sender at one time

"the candidate sent out three large mailings"

Definition 6: cause to be directed or transmitted to another place - [verb of communication]

Samples where mail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • send me your latest results
  • I'll mail you the paper when it's written

Synonyms for mail in the sense of this definition

(mail is a kind of ...) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

(... is a kind of mail ) send by rapid transport or special messenger service

"She expressed the letter to Florida"

(... is a kind of mail ) send or transport by airmail

"Letters to Europe from the U.S. are best airmailed"

(... is a kind of mail ) send by registered mail

"I'd like to register this letter"

(... is a kind of mail ) send by express mail or courier

"Express-mail the documents immediately"

Definition 7: send via the postal service - [verb of contact]

Samples where mail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll mail you the check tomorrow

Synonyms for mail in the sense of this definition

(mail is a kind of ...) to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

"He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept"

(... is a kind of mail ) send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels

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