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Topic: MAIL


junk mail

noun
     
junk mail [uncountable]
TCM letters, especially advertisements, that are sent by organizations to large numbers of people - used to show disapproval
WORD FOCUS: advertisement WORD FOCUS: advertisement
types of advertisement: commercial on TV or radio
poster
on a wall, often with a picture on it
junk mail
unwanted letters in the post, advertising things
flyer
a sheet of paper with an advertisement on it, given to you in the street or pushed through your door
the blurb
a piece of writing on the back of a book, which talks about the good things in it
the classified ads
also the small ads British English short advertisements in a newspaper, in which people offer things for sale
the personal ads
/the lonely hearts (ads) newspaper advertisements in which people say they want to meet someone for romance


See also
advertisement
WORD FOCUS: mail WORD FOCUS: mail
things that people send: letter, postcard, package also parcel British English, junk mail

ways of sending mail: first class/second class British English, airmail, surface mail, special delivery

the person who delivers your mail: postman/postwoman British English, mailman American English, letter carrier American English

the place where you buy stamps, send letters and packages etc: post office

the place where you put letters and packages: postbox British English/mailbox American English

the place where you receive letters and packages: letterbox British English/mailbox American English


See also
mail
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