- mail order
- ☆ mail ordern.an order for goods to be sent by mailmail-orderadj.
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mail order — ˌmail ˈorder noun [uncountable] COMMERCE a method of buying and selling in which the buyer chooses goods at home, either from a catalogue (= a book containing pictures and descriptions of goods for sale) or from the Internet, and has them sent to … Financial and business terms
mail-order — ˌmail ˈorder noun [uncountable] COMMERCE a method of buying and selling in which the buyer chooses goods at home, either from a catalogue (= a book containing pictures and descriptions of goods for sale) or from the Internet, and has them sent to … Financial and business terms
mail order — mail orders 1) N UNCOUNT: oft by N, N n Mail order is a system of buying and selling goods. You choose the goods you want from a company by looking at their catalogue, and the company sends them to you by post. The toys are available by mail… … English dictionary
mail-order — buying mail order buying, mail order mail order . The buying and selling of goods to be shipped from the vendor through the mail to the purchaser. Information about to be purchased may be found in catalogs, advertisements, on the web, etc., and… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
mail-order — 1875, from MAIL (Cf. mail) (n.1) + ORDER (Cf. order). Before television and the Internet, the bane of retailers and shop owners. The origin, foundation and principle of mail order trading is universally recognized as wrong. It was conceived in… … Etymology dictionary
mail order — n [U] a method of buying and selling in which the buyer chooses goods at home and orders them from a company which sends them by post by mail order ▪ It is available by mail order from Green Life Products. ▪ a mail order catalogue … Dictionary of contemporary English
mail order — noun uncount a way of buying goods in which you order them by mail or by telephone and they are mailed to you: This book is available from bookstores or by mail order. a mail order catalog … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
mail order — ► NOUN ▪ the ordering of goods by post … English terms dictionary
Mail order — Cover of a mail order catalogue for scientific equipment. Mail order is a term which describes the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. The buyer places an order for the desired products with the merchant through some remote method such… … Wikipedia
mail order — noun a purchase negotiated by mail (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑order, ↑purchase order * * * ˌmail ˈorder [mail order mail orders] noun … Useful english dictionary