(Mail), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mailed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mailing.] To deliver into the custody of the
postoffice officials, or place in a government letter box, for transmission by mail; to post; as, to mail a
letter. [U. S.]
In the United States to mail and to post are both in common use; as, to mail or post a letter. In England
post is the commoner usage.
(Mail"a*ble) a. Admissible lawfully into the mail. [U.S.]
(Mail"clad`) a. Protected by a coat of mail; clad in armor. Sir W. Scott.
(Mailed) a. (Zoöl.) Protected by an external coat, or covering, of scales or plates.
(Mailed), a. [See 1st Mail.] Spotted; speckled.
(Mail"ing) n. [Scot., fr. mail tribute, rent. See 2d Mail.] A farm. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
(Mail"-shell`) n. (Zoöl.) A chiton.
(Maim) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maimed (mamd);p. pr. & vb. n. Maiming.] [OE. maimen, OF. mahaignier,
mehaignier, meshaignier, cf. It. magagnare, LL. mahemiare, mahennare; perh. of Celtic origin; cf.
Armor. mac'haña to mutilate, mac'ha to crowd, press; or cf. OHG. mangon to lack, perh. akin to E.
mangle to lacerate. Cf. Mayhem.]
1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person in fighting less able either to defend himself
or to annoy his adversary.
By the ancient law of England he that maimed any man whereby he lost any part of his body, was sentenced
to lose the like part.Blackstone.
2. To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.
My late maimed limbs lack wonted might.Spenser.
You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops.Shak.
Syn. To mutilate; mangle; cripple.
(Maim), n. [Written in law language maihem, and mayhem.] [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]
1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend
himself or to annoy his adversary.
2. The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential.
Surely there is more cause to fear lest the want there of be a maim than the use of it a blemish.Hooker.
A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history that the acts of Parliament should not be recited.Hayward.
(Maim"ed*ly) adv. In a maimed manner.
(Maim"ed*ness), n. State of being maimed. Bolton.
(Main) n. [F. main hand, L. manus. See Manual.]