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Definition of "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)

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.

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."