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noun mail pronunciation in American English /meɪl/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] letters, packages, etc. that are delivered by the post office every day. The usual British word is post

    The mail came early today.

    I haven't had a chance to open my mail yet.

    in the mail:

    There was nothing interesting in the mail this morning.

  2. 2

    the mail

    the system for sending and delivering letters, packages, etc. to houses, offices, etc. The usual British word is post
    by mail:

    All our goods can be ordered by mail.

    in the mail:

    The letter must have gotten lost in the mail.

    through the mail:

    He has received death threats through the mail.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] e-mail

    You've got mail.


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