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Definition of "e-mail" [e-mail]

  • A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network, as between personal computers. (noun)
  • A message or messages sent or received by such a system. (noun)
  • To send (a message) by such a system. (verb-transitive)
  • To contact (a person) by electronic mail (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail (verb)

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Use "e-mail" in a sentence
  • "A snarky e-mail about boobs, in response to a snarky e-mail about boobs sent to me in response to a DIFFERENT snarky e-mail… about boobs."
  • "And this meta-data in most cases can be added automatically by the receiving applications (e.g. the e-mail client saves automatically the e-mail attachments to the disk and adds them to the �Received by e-mail� category)."
  • "I remember clearly the first time I overheard someone say the word "e-mail" in a restaurant."