Abbreviation of electronic mail
- (uncountable) A system for transferring messages from one computer to another, usually via a network.
- He sent me his details via email.
- The advent of email has simultaneously brought our society closer together and farther apart.
- (countable, see Usage notes below) A message sent via an email system.
- He sent me an email last week to that effect.
- I am searching through my old emails.
- (uncountable, see Usage notes below) A quantity of email messages.
- 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!
- (informal) An e-mail address.
- What's your email?
- Don't send personal messages to my work email.
message sent via email
an email address
- (transitive) To send an email or emails to.
- She emailed me last week, asking about the status of the project.
- (intransitive) To send, or compose and send, an email or emails.
- Most teenagers spend twenty-six hours a day emailing and surfing the Web.
- (transitive, may take two objects) To send via email.
- I'll email you the link.
- He emailed the file out to everyone.
to send an email or emails to
intransitive: to send an email or emails
to send via email
email (plural emails)
- (obsolete, circa 13th century) a raised or embossed image pressed into metal, such as a seal pressed into a foil and attached to a document
- A type of dark ink
Some institutions discourage this spelling of electronic communication in favor of e-mail.
email n (uncountable)
email m (plural emails)
- “email” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).