Meaning of MAIL in English

MAIL

I.

noun ⇨ See also ↑ post

ADJECTIVE

▪ certified ( AmE ) ( recorded delivery in BrE ) , registered

▪ express

▪ first-class , second-class ( both in the UK )

▪ internal ( esp. BrE )

If we want to send something to another department, we use the internal ~.

▪ incoming , outgoing

▪ unopened

▪ postal ( AmE ), regular ( esp. AmE ), snail ( informal, humorous )

▪ air (usually airmail ) , surface

▪ electronic (usually email ) , video , voice

▪ direct

direct-mail advertising

▪ bulk

▪ junk , unsolicited , unwanted

I throw away junk ~ without reading it.

▪ fan

▪ hate

He has received death threats and hate ~ from angry fans.

… OF MAIL

▪ item , piece

the strange piece of fan ~ she'd received two days earlier

▪ sackful

VERB + MAIL

▪ post ( BrE ), send

▪ get , receive

▪ deliver

▪ forward , redirect ( BrE )

We had our ~ redirected when we moved out.

▪ intercept , steal

▪ collect

The ~ is collected twice a day.

▪ sort

The postcode allows the ~ to be sorted automatically.

▪ handle

Some people let their assistants handle the ~.

▪ check

She checked her ~ before leaving the hotel.

▪ pick up

▪ open

▪ read

▪ answer , deal with

MAIL + VERB

▪ come , go

Has the ~ come yet?

MAIL + NOUN

▪ delivery

▪ order

All our products are available by ~ order.

▪ message

▪ item

▪ ballot , questionnaire , survey

▪ list

▪ program

▪ system

▪ centre/center , room

▪ carrier , man (usually mailman ) (both AmE ) ( postman in BrE )

The ~ carrier didn't deliver the ~ on Friday.

▪ drop ( AmE )

▪ box (usually mailbox ) , slot (both AmE ) (both letter box in BrE )

▪ coach ( BrE ), train ( esp. BrE ), truck ( AmE )

▪ fraud

▪ bomb ( letter bomb in BrE )

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~

Send it by registered ~.

▪ in the ~

My reply is in the ~.

Is there anything interesting in the ~?

II.

verb (esp. AmE )

ADVERB

▪ direct , directly

▪ back , out

Mailing out information can be very expensive.

PREPOSITION

▪ to

The brochures are ~ed direct to members.

Mail is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ ballot , ↑ coupon , ↑ entry , ↑ envelope , ↑ letter , ↑ package , ↑ postcard , ↑ résumé

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .