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post office

n.
1. Abbr. PO
a. The public agency responsible for the transportation and delivery of mail. Also called postal service.
b. A local office where mail is received, sorted, and delivered, and where stamps and other postal materials are sold.
2. A game in which kisses are exchanged for pretended letters.

post office

n
a building or room where postage stamps are sold and other postal business is conducted

Post Office

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a government department or authority in many countries responsible for postal services and often telecommunications

post′ of`fice


n.
1. an office or station of a government postal system at which mail is received and sorted, from which it is dispatched and distributed, and at which stamps are sold or other services rendered.
2. (often caps.) the department of a government charged with the transportation of mail.
3. a children's game in which a kiss is given instead of a letter by the player chosen to be postal clerk.
[1625–35]
post′-of`fice, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Post office - a local branch where postal services are available"post office - a local branch where postal services are available"
general delivery, poste restante - the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
branch, subdivision, arm - a division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"
2.Post office - an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United StatesPost Office - an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
3.post office - a children's game in which kisses are exchanged for pretended letters
child's game - a game enjoyed by children
Translations
مَكْتَبُ البَرِيدمَكتَب البَريد
poštapoštovní úřad
postkontor
postitoimisto
pošta
pósthús
郵便局
우체국
poštový úrad
pošta
post
ที่ทำการไปรษณีย์
bưu điện

Post Office

n (institution) the Post Officele Poste e Telecomunicazioni

post office

n (place) → ufficio postale, posta

post2

(pəust) noun
(the system of collecting, transporting and delivering) letters, parcels etc. I sent the book by post; Has the post arrived yet?; Is there any post for me?
verb
to send (a letter etc) by post. He posted the parcel yesterday.
ˈpostage (-tidʒ) noun
(the money paid for) the sending of a letter etc by post. The postage was $1.20.
ˈpostal adjective
of, or concerning, the system of sending letters etc. the postal service.
postage stamp
a small printed label fixed to a letter, parcel etc to show that postage has been paid.
postal order
a printed document bought at a post office, which can be exchanged at another post office for the amount of money paid for it.
postbox (ˈpəusboks) noun
(also ˈletterbox, ~ˈmailbox, ~pillar box) a box into which letters etc are put to be collected (and sent to their destination).
postcard (ˈpəuskaːd) noun
a card on which a message may be sent by post, often with a picture on one side (a picture postcard). She sent me a postcard of the Taj Mahal when she was in India.
postcode (ˈpəuskoud) noun
(American zip code) a set of letters and numbers added to the address on a letter to make delivery easier.
ˌpost-ˈfree adjective, adverb
without charge for sending by post. You can send it post-free.
ˌpost(-)ˈhaste adverb
very quickly. He travelled post(-)haste to London.
postman (ˈpəusmən) noun
(American ˈmailman) a person whose job is to (collect and) deliver letters etc. Has the postman been this morning yet?
postmark (ˈpəusmaːk) noun
a mark put on a letter at a post office, showing the date and place of posting, and cancelling the postage stamp. The postmark read `Beirut'.
postmaster (ˈpəusmaːstə) feminine postmistress (ˈpəusmistris) noun
the manager of a post office.
post office
an office for receiving and dispatching letters, parcels etc. Where is the nearest post office?

Post office

مَكْتَبُ البَرِيد pošta postkontor Postamt ταχυδρομείο oficina de correos postitoimisto bureau de poste pošta ufficio postale 郵便局 우체국 postkantoor postkontor urząd pocztowy correio, correios почтовая контора post ที่ทำการไปรษณีย์ postane bưu điện 邮局
Post office   
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The road from the post-office came directly by our door, crossed the farmyard, and curved round this little pond, beyond which it began to climb the gentle swell of unbroken prairie to the west.
In the way of movement and human life, there was the hasty rattle of a cab or coach, its driver protected by a waterproof cap over his head and shoulders; the forlorn figure of an old man, who seemed to have crept out of some subterranean sewer, and was stooping along the kennel, and poking the wet rubbish with a stick, in quest of rusty nails; a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail; a few visages of retired sea-captains at the window of an insurance office, looking out vacantly at the vacant street, blaspheming at the weather, and fretting at the dearth as well of public news as local gossip.
But it is a ponderous task; no ordinary letter-sorter in the Post-office is equal to it.
Tom's letter was written in due form for him that evening, and safely lodged in the post-office.
Only, if you are not in TOO much of a hurry to rush off to San Francisco with that post-office appointment, Mr.
We followed the men and the dogs, but they outrun us, and we lost them; but we thought we heard them on the water, so we got a canoe and took out after them and crossed over, but couldn't find nothing of them; so we cruised along up-shore till we got kind of tired and beat out; and tied up the canoe and went to sleep, and never waked up till about an hour ago; then we paddled over here to hear the news, and Sid's at the post-office to see what he can hear, and I'm a-branch- ing out to get something to eat for us, and then we're going home.
Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed (in candle-smoke).
When he was about to leave the post-office in Maplewood that morning, a woman had alighted from a wagon, and coming up to him, inquired whether this were the Riverboro stage, and if he were Mr.