Definition of e-mail noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



noun (also email)
1 (also formal electronic mail) [uncountable] a way of sending messages and data to other people by means of computers connected together in a networkto send a message by e-mail2 [countable, uncountable] a message sent by e-mailUsage noteUsage note: E-mail and the Internete-mailreceive/get/open an e-mailwrite/send/answer/forward/delete an e-mailcheck/read/access your e-mailblock/filter (out) junk/spam/unsolicited e-mailsexchange e-mail addressesopen/check your inboxjunk mail fills/floods/clogs your inboxhave/set up an e-mail accountopen/send/contain an attachmentsign up for/receive e-mail alertsconnecting to the Internetuse/access/log onto the Internet/the Webgo online/on the Internethave a high-speed/dial-up/broadband/wireless (Internet) connectionaccess/connect to/locate a serveruse/open/close/launch a/your Web browserbrowse/surf/search/scour the Internet/the Websend/contain/spread/detect a (computer/e-mail) virusupdate your anti-virus softwareinstall/use/configure a firewallaccept/enable/block/delete cookiesusing the Internetvisit/check a Web site/an Internet site/someone's blogcreate/design/launch a Web site/social networking sitestart/write/post/read/follow a blogupdate your blog/a Web sitebe in/meet someone in/go into/enter an Internet chat roomdownload/upload music/software/a song/a podcast/a file/a copy of somethingshare information/data/filespost a comment/message on a Web site/on a message board/in a Web forum/in an Internet chat roomstream video/audio/music/content over the Internetjoin/participate in/visit/provide a (Web-based/web/online/Internet/discussion) forumgenerate/increase/monitor Internet traffic