email

or e-mail, E-mail

[ee-meyl]
noun
  1. a system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals using dedicated software: Communication by email is almost instantaneous.
  2. a message sent by email: Send me an email about that idea, and I'll get back to you.
verb (used with object)
  1. to send a message to by email: When you email me, don't forget to attach the documents.

Origin of email

First recorded in 1980–85; e(lectronic) + mail1

Word story

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Examples from the Web for emailed

Contemporary Examples of emailed

Historical Examples of emailed

  • I emailed a copy to myself, but I can't get onto the Xnet anymore.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow


Word Origin and History for emailed

email

n.

a type of pottery design pattern, c.1877, from French email (12c.), literally "enamel" (see enamel (n.)).

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