Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in
  2. (verb, communication) communicate electronically on the computer

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of E-mail

electronic mail, email, netmail

Antonyms of E-mail

snail mail

Alternate forms of E-mail

Derivations: e-mail

Hyponyms: freemail, junk e-mail, spam

Hypernyms: electronic communication, telecommunicate

Origin of the word E-mail

  1. 1982, short for electronic mail (1977; see mail (1)); this led to the contemptuous application of snail mail (1983) to the old system. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like E-mail

email, emile, emilia, en-lil, enamel, enl, enlil, enol

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