Mail or Male?
Mail or Male?What is the difference between "mail" and "male"?
- "Mail" means letters or parcels sent by post.
- Has the mail arrived yet? I'm expecting a parcel.
- "To mail" means to send a letter or a parcel by post.
- Did you mail your brother's birthday present?
- "Male" describes someone's or something's gender as masculine. It also means a masculine person, plant, or animal.
- The male bird is far brighter.
- The smaller shark is the male.
More about "Mail" and "Male"The words "mail" and "male" are homonyms because they sound identical, but their meanings are completely different.
- I get mail; therefore, I am. (Here, "mail" is a noun.)
- I'm not sure that I mailed them, although I did close the slot and open it again to check. (Here, "mail" is a verb.)
MaleThe noun "male" denotes something as masculine (i.e., not female). The word "male" may also be used an adjective.
- I wanted to be a male ballet dancer. (Here, "male" is an adjective.)
- The word "excess" has no meaning for a male. (Here, "male" is a noun.)
Common Terms with "Male" and "Mail"Common terms with the word "male":
- alpha male
- male pattern baldness
- mail box
- Royal Mail