From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers, Communications
emaile‧mail1, e-mail /ˈiː meɪl/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 TDTC[uncountable] a system that allows you to send and receive messages by computer SYN electronic mail It’s usually best to contact him by email.2 [countable, uncountable] a message that is sent from one person to another using the email system Send me an e-mail when you have any news.COLLOCATIONSMeanings 1 & 2verbssend (somebody) an emailCan you send me an email with all the details?get/receive an emailWithin seconds, I got an email confirming the an emailIt took most of the morning to read my emails.write an emailJack spent the evening writing emails and surfing the Internet.answer/reply to an emailShe did not bother replying to his email.check your email(s)The first thing I do every morning is check my email.delete an emailI accidentally deleted your email.forward an email (=send an email you have received to someone else)Can you please forward this email on to Chris?fire off an email informal (=send it quickly, especially because you are angry about something)I fired off an email to the hotel, saying how disgusted I was with their level of service.adjectivesa group email (=one sent to several people at the same time)Those group emails telling you who is leaving and joining the company are so + NOUNan email addressWhat’s your email address?an email messageI can send email messages on my email attachment (=a computer file sent in an email)Don’t open an email attachment unless you know who sent it.THESAURUSemail a message sent using the email systemDid you get my email?There were about 20 emails in my inbox that morning.message an email – used when it is obvious that you are talking about a message sent by email, rather than a message sent by some other methodI deleted your message by mistake.attachment a document or file that is sent with an emailYou can email the photo to me as an attachment.spam unwanted email messages from advertisersI was getting so much spam that I changed my email address.phishing the activity of sending emails in order to trick someone into giving away information such as their bank account number or their computer password. This information is then used to get money or goodsYahoo announced new measures to protect users from phishing.
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emailEmail has revolutionized the way we all think and work.I sent him an email two weeks ago, but I haven't heard anything back.I'll send you an email when I know more about it.As discussions are conducted entirely by email, the only software needed is your standard mail program.The dates are held over email, and women reveal their most intimate desires over the phones.Mail lets you send email, and Print will print the document you're viewing.Give me your email address and I'll send you directions to the party.
emailemail2, e-mail ●●● S1 W1 verb [transitive] 1 to send someone an email SYN mail Will you e-mail me about it?2 to send someone a document using email SYN mail Can you email me the proposal by the end of today?→ See Verb table
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emailSecurity experts think the hackers might have found a way in by emailing a Trojan to the company's network.Almost all shops you email confirming your order.We'd been emailing each other for six months before we actually met.Ok, post and/or email me direct if you are or might be interested.If you notice a pattern, email the distributors and ask for a fix.Parties will be able to email the judge with interim applications.Chances are they are emailing their mates or booking holiday flights.I'll email you my resume when I get home.
From King Business Dictionaryemaile‧mail1 /ˈiːmeɪl/ (also e-mail) nounCOMPUTINGTELECOMMUNICATIONS1[uncountable] electronic mail; a system that allows people to send messages and documents to each other by computerDo you have email (=is your computer set up to send and receive email) at home?The file had been sent by email and saved to the hard disk.We automatically delete all email messages more than three months old.2[countable, uncountable] a message or document sent by e-mailSend me an e-mail telling me how many books you want to buy.I had just finishedreading my email.I haven’t had time to check my emails yet this morning.emailemail2 (also e-mail) verb [transitive]COMPUTINGTELECOMMUNICATIONS to send someone a message or a computer file by e-mailYou can phone, fax, or e-mail somebody with somethingI emailed you with my order six weeks somebody somethingPlease will you email me the latest set of accounts?→ See Verb table