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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.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] clothing made of small metal rings or pieces joined together, worn by soldiers in the past to protect their bodies

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