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noun mail pronunciation in British English /meɪl/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] letters, parcels etc that are delivered by the post office every day. The usual British word is post
    The mail arrived 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, parcels 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 got lost in the mail.
    through the mail: He has received death threats through the mail.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] email
    You’ve got mail.


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