/mayl/, n.1. letters, packages, etc., that are sent or delivered by means of the postal system: Storms delayed delivery of the mail.2. a single collection of such letters, packages, etc., as sent or delivered: to open one's mail; to find a bill in the mail; The mail for England was put on the noon plane.3. Also, mails. the system, usually operated or supervised by the national government, for sending or delivering letters, packages, etc.; postal system: to buy clothes by mail.4. a train, boat, etc., as a carrier of postal matter.5. electronic mail; e-mail.6. copy the mail, CB Slang. to monitor or listen to a CB transmission.adj.7. of or pertaining to mail.v.t.8. to send by mail; place in a post office or mailbox for transmission.9. to transmit by electronic mail.mail2—mailless, adj./mayl/, n.1. flexible armor of interlinked rings.2. any flexible armor or covering, as one having a protective exterior of scales or small plates.3. Textiles. an oval piece of metal pierced with a hole through which the warp ends are threaded, serving as an eyelet on a heddle or esp. on the harness cords of a Jacquard loom.v.t.4. to clothe or arm with mail.[1250-1300; ME maille one of the rings of which armor was composed < OF < L macula spot, one of the interstices in a net; cf. MACULA]mail3/mayl/, n. Scot.monetary payment or tribute, esp. rent or tax.Also, maill.
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* * *the postal matter consigned under public authority from one person or post office to another. See postal system.
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