Origin of mailing1
- a rented farm.
- the rent paid by a tenant farmer.
Origin of mailing2
- 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 mailing
Sign up to join the Kensington Presents mailing list for an invite to the next event.L.A.’s Cool-Kid Backyard Concert Series—Kensington Presents
October 17, 2014
The target of the mailing was the then-majority leader of the state General Assembly, Democrat Hugh Holliman.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat
September 4, 2014
This led to a mailing list that grew from the initial 350 to hundreds of thousands by 1995.How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge
August 24, 2014
“Boarding is basically a way of, for lack of a better word, mailing it in,” an agent told The Hollywood Reporter.Why ‘Boarding’ Is Ruining Movies: Padding Blockbusters With A-List Cameos
August 19, 2014
Paul began his campaign, as Slate's Dave Weigel put it, “as a fringe candidate with a mailing list.”Rand Paul’s Daddy Issues
July 28, 2014
All income of the Society is devoted to defraying cost of publication and mailing.A Letter to Dion
I'm mailing this early, so it should reach you in the late afternoon mail.Dead Giveaway
Gordon Randall Garrett
He had his doubts, as well he might, about the propriety of mailing the letter.Freaks of Fortune
At a certain date each month your periodical must be ready for mailing.The Blue Birds' Winter Nest
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Now, if you'll sign this contract, we'll put you on our mailing list.Subversive
Dallas McCord Reynolds
- 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 mailing
"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.)).