TCMletters, 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:commercialon TV or radio posteron a wall, often with a picture on it junk mailunwanted letters in the post, advertising things flyera sheet of paper with an advertisement on it, given to you in the street or pushed through your door the blurba piece of writing on the back of a book, which talks about the good things in it the classified adsalsothe small adsBritish Englishshort 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 alsoadvertisementWORD FOCUS: mail WORD FOCUS: mail things that people send:letter, postcard, packagealsoparcelBritish English, junk mail ways of sending mail:first class/second classBritish English, airmail, surface mail, special delivery the person who delivers your mail:postman/postwomanBritish English, mailmanAmerican English, letter carrierAmerican English the place where you buy stamps, send letters and packages etc:post office the place where you put letters and packages:postboxBritish English/mailboxAmerican English the place where you receive letters and packages:letterboxBritish English/mailboxAmerican English ➔ See alsomail
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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