mailing

1
[ mey-ling ]
/ ˈmeɪ lɪŋ /

noun

a batch of mail, as of form letters, catalogs, or monthly statements, sent by a mailer at one time: an enthusiastic response to our latest mailing.

Origin of mailing

1
First recorded in 1945–50; mail1 + -ing1

Definition for mailing (2 of 4)

mailing

2
[ mey-ling ]
/ ˈmeɪ lɪŋ /

noun Scot.

a rented farm.
the rent paid by a tenant farmer.

Origin of mailing

2
First recorded in 1425–75

Definition for mailing (3 of 4)

mail

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[ meyl ]
/ meɪl /

noun

adjective

of or relating to mail.

verb (used with object)

to send by mail; place in a post office or mailbox for transmission.
to transmit by email.

Origin of mail

1
1175–1225; Middle English male (noun) < Old French malle < Germanic; compare Old High German mal(a)ha satchel, bag
Can be confusedmail male

Definition for mailing (4 of 4)

mail

2
[ meyl ]
/ meɪl /

noun

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.

verb (used with object)

to clothe or arm with mail.

Origin of mail

2
1250–1300; Middle English maille one of the rings of which armor was composed < Old French < Latin macula spot, one of the interstices in a net; cf. macula
Related formsmail·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mailing (1 of 4)

mail

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/ (meɪl) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsmailable, adjectivemailability, noun

Word Origin for mail

C13: from Old French male bag, probably from Old High German malha wallet

British Dictionary definitions for mailing (2 of 4)

mail

2
/ (meɪl) /

noun

a type of flexible armour consisting of riveted metal rings or links
the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster

verb

(tr) to clothe or arm with mail
Derived Formsmail-less, adjective

Word Origin for mail

C14: from Old French maille mesh, from Latin macula spot

British Dictionary definitions for mailing (3 of 4)

mail

3
/ (meɪl) /

noun

archaic, mainly Scot a monetary payment, esp of rent or taxes

Word Origin for mail

Old English māl terms, from Old Norse māl agreement

British Dictionary definitions for mailing (4 of 4)

mail

4
/ (meɪl) /

noun

Australian informal a rumour or report, esp a racing tip
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