- clad or armed with mail: a mailed knight.
Origin of mailed
- letters, packages, etc., that are sent or delivered by means of the postal system: Storms delayed delivery of the mail.
- a single collection of such letters, packages, etc., as sent or delivered: to open one's mail; to find a bill in the mail; The mail for England was put on the noon plane.
- Also mails. the system, usually operated or supervised by the national government, for sending or delivering letters, packages, etc.; postal system: to buy clothes by mail.
- a train, boat, etc., as a carrier of postal matter.
- electronic mail; email.
- of or relating to mail.
- to send by mail; place in a post office or mailbox for transmission.
- to transmit by email.
- copy the mail, Citizens Band Radio Slang. to monitor or listen to a CB transmission.
Origin of mail1
- flexible armor of interlinked rings.
- any flexible armor or covering, as one having a protective exterior of scales or small plates.
- Textiles. an oval piece of metal pierced with a hole through which the warp ends are threaded, serving as an eyelet on a heddle or especially on the harness cords of a Jacquard loom.
- to clothe or arm with mail.
Origin of mail2
Examples from the Web for mailed
The filled out pledge cards are then mailed back to voters shortly before Election Day as a way to remind them to vote.The Democrats’ Simple Midterm Weapon
November 4, 2014
La Barbie videotaped himself in the act of committing atrocities and mailed the evidence to The Dallas Morning News.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
Drake found the statements Chesapeake mailed him each month mystifying.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches
March 13, 2014
Candidate Obama mailed a flier to Iowa voters denouncing Clinton for her vote.Where’s the Anti-War Left on Iran?
December 23, 2013
When we get home, I put away the uniform and ribbons and badges in the box they were mailed in.A Night Along the Military-Civilian Divide: An Iraq Vet in New York
April 30, 2013
I hear the neigh of thy charger, in the midst of the mailed thousands!Leila, Complete
His mind was at rest about the syndicate report now that it had been mailed to London.A Woman Intervenes
The "dope" he used was mailed to him by a drug firm in Chicago.The Harbor
Why did he hang on to the thing for two months afore he mailed it?Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
I got a letter this afternoon mailed in Florence by that husband of hers.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- Also called (esp Brit): post letters, packages, etc, that are transported and delivered by the post office
- the postal system
- a single collection or delivery of mail
- a train, ship, or aircraft that carries mail
- short for electronic mail
- (modifier) of, involving, or used to convey maila mail train
- mainly US and Canadian to send by mailUsual Brit word: post
- to contact (a person) by electronic mail
- to send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail
- a type of flexible armour consisting of riveted metal rings or links
- the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster
- (tr) to clothe or arm with mail
- archaic, mainly Scot a monetary payment, esp of rent or taxes
- Australian informal a rumour or report, esp a racing tip
Word Origin and History for mailed
"having mail armor," late 14c., from mail (n.2).
"post, letters," c.1200, "a traveling bag," from Old French male "wallet, bag, bundle," from Frankish *malha or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *malho- (cf. Old High German malaha "wallet, bag," Middle Dutch male "bag"), from PIE *molko- "skin, bag." Sense extension to "letters and parcels" (18c.) is via "bag full of letter" (1650s) or "person or vehicle who carries postal matter" (1650s). In 19c. England, mail was letters going abroad, while home dispatches were post. Sense of "personal batch of letters" is from 1844, originally American English.
"metal ring armor," c.1300, from Old French maille "link of mail, mesh of net," from Latin macula "mesh in a net," originally "spot, blemish," on notion that the gaps in a net or mesh looked like spots.
"send by post," 1828, American English, from mail (n.1). Related: Mailed; mailing; mailable. Mailing list attested from 1876.
"rent, payment," from Old English mal (see blackmail (n.)).