mail

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noun ⇨ See also ↑post
ADJECTIVE
certified (AmE) (recorded delivery in BrE), registered
express
first-class, second-class (both in the UK)
internal (esp. BrE)

If we want to send something to another department, we use the internal mail.

incoming, outgoing
unopened
postal (AmE), regular (esp. AmE), snail (informal, humorous)
air (usually airmail), surface
electronic (usually email), video, voice
direct

direct-mail advertising

bulk
junk, unsolicited, unwanted

I throw away junk mail without reading it.

fan
hate

He has received death threats and hate mail from angry fans.

… OF MAIL
item, piece

the strange piece of fan mail she'd received two days earlier

sackful
VERB + MAIL
post (BrE), send
get, receive
deliver
forward, redirect (BrE)

We had our mail redirected when we moved out.

intercept, steal
collect

The mail is collected twice a day.

sort

The postcode allows the mail to be sorted automatically.

handle

Some people let their assistants handle the mail.

check

She checked her mail before leaving the hotel.

pick up
open
read
answer, deal with
MAIL + VERB
come, go

Has the mail come yet?

MAIL + NOUN
delivery
order

All our products are available by mail order.

message
item
ballot, questionnaire, survey
list
program
system
centre/center, room
carrier, man (usually mailman) (both AmE) (postman in BrE)

The mail carrier didn't deliver the mail on Friday.

drop (AmE)
box (usually mailbox), slot (both AmE) (both letter box in BrE)
coach (BrE), train (esp. BrE), truck (AmE)
fraud
bomb (letter bomb in BrE)
PREPOSITION
by mail

Send it by registered mail.

in the mail

My reply is in the mail.

Is there anything interesting in the mail?

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verb (esp. AmE)
ADVERB
direct, directly
back, out

Mailing out information can be very expensive.

PREPOSITION
to

The brochures are mailed direct to members.

Mail is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ballot, ↑coupon, ↑entry, ↑envelope, ↑letter, ↑package, ↑postcard, ↑résumé

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