email
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈiːmeɪl/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈiˌmeɪl/
Noun

email (computing#Noun|computing)

  1. (uncountable) A system for transfer#Verb|transferring message#Noun|messages from one computer to another, usually through a network#Noun|network.
    Antonyms: snail mail
    He sent me his details via email.
    The advent of email has simultaneously brought our society closer together and farther apart.
  2. (uncountable) A quantity of messages sent through an email system.
    I am searching through my old email.
    My inbox used to allow only 50 MB of email at a time until last year, when they upgraded it to 2 GBs!
  3. (countable) A message sent through an email system.
    He sent me an email last week to remind me about the meeting.
    I archive my old emails using a cloud-based service.
  4. (countable, informal) An email address.
    What’s your email?
    Don’t send personal messages to my work email.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: adresse courriel
  • German: E-Mail-Adresse
  • Italian: indirizzo di posta elettronica, indirizzo e-mail
  • Portuguese: e-mail, endereço eletrónico (Portugal), endereço eletrônico (Brazil)
  • Spanish: dirección de correo electrónico
Verb

email (emails, present participle emailing; past and past participle emailed)

  1. (transitive) To send an email or emails to.
    She emailed me last week, asking about the status of the project.
  2. (transitive, may take two objects) To send (something) through email.
    I’ll email you the link.
    He emailed the file out to everyone.
  3. (intransitive) To send, or compose and send, an email or emails.
    Most teenagers seem to spend almost the whole day emailing and surfing the Web.
Translations
  • French: envoyer un courriel, courrieller
  • German: mailen
  • Portuguese: mandar/enviar (um) e-mail (para)
  • Spanish: enviar un correo electrónico
Translations
  • French: envoyer par courriel, courrieller
  • German: mailen
  • Italian: inviare via e-mail/mail, inviare per e-mail/mail
  • Portuguese: mandar por email
  • Spanish: enviar a través del correo electrónico
Translations
  • French: envoyer un courriel, courrieller
  • German: mailen
  • Italian: (to compose) scrivere un'e-mail/una mail; inviare un'e-mail/una mail
  • Portuguese: mandar/enviar e-mail
  • Russian: посла́ть име́йл
  • Spanish: enviar un correo electrónico
Pronunciation Noun

email (plural emails)

  1. (obsolete, rare) enamel.
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