- a system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals using dedicated software: Communication by email is almost instantaneous.
- a message sent by email: Send me an email about that idea, and I’ll get back to you.
verb (used with object)
- to send a message to by email: When you email me, don’t forget to attach the documents.
a type of pottery design pattern, c.1877, from French email (12c.), literally “enamel” (see enamel (n.)).