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(ˈpəʊstmən) or feminine


n, pl -men or -women
(Professions) a person who carries and delivers mail as a profession

mail′ car`rier

a person employed to deliver mail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postman - a man who delivers the mailpostman - a man who delivers the mail    
delivery boy, deliveryman, deliverer - someone employed to make deliveries
سَاعِي البَريدساعي البَريد
póstmaîur, póstur
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A. N (postmen (pl)) (Brit) → cartero m
B. CPD postman's knock N (= game) juego de niños en que el que se intercambia un beso por una carta imaginaria


[ˈpəʊstmən] nfacteur m
He's a postman → Il est facteur.


[ˈpəʊstmən] n (-men (pl)) (Brit) → postino


(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?
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?


سَاعِي البَريد pošťák postbud Postbote ταχυδρόμος cartero postinkantaja facteur poštar postino 郵便配達人 우편집배원 postbode postbud listonosz carteiro почтальон brevbärare บุรุษไปรษณีย์ postacı nhân viên đưa thư 邮递员
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Nobody ever notices postmen somehow," he said thoughtfully; "yet they have passions like other men, and even carry large bags where a small corpse can be stowed quite easily.
A documentary titled 'Postmen in the Mountains' highlighting the services of postmen were also screened on the occasion.
The Department of Posts has redesigned the uniform for Postmen (both male and female) and MTS cadre in consultation with National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi (NIFT).
BENT Birmingham postmen are raking in PS1,000 a week in a delivery round scam, a BBC investigation has discovered.
Rana Hurst The injuries these postmen received are appalling.
Seasonal staff will dash around not stopping to chat They just keep pushing leaflets on the mat Now times have changed there's a quicker way If there is something people want to say Now at Christmas time we see wall to wall Leaflets lying around in the hall How that times are hard I still hope to get a Christmas card Yes there's a need for the postman still Even if it's just another bill To postmen everywhere let's make a toast Here's hoping any time soon, we don't hear the last post.
Mark Pawsey was shown round the office by manager Renato Senatore and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard getting deliveries out in the run-up to Christmas.
RAWALPINDI -- Non payment of petrol allowance by the Postal Services Department to the postmen working in the post offices in district Rawalpindi since the last one year has caused embarrassment among them.
Two postmen were nearly killed in "Two postmen were nearly killed in attacks in 2007 and 2008, and many others attacks in 2007 and 2008, and many others have lost fingers and parts of limbs.
Burger King and MacDonalds All contribute to our garden fest Mars Bar, Snickers and Bounty All play their part in the quest Even the postman does his bit for our garden As postmen do all around The red, white and blue of the rubber bands Our postmen sow on the ground It has to be said, about our flowerbed Be it paper, plastic or tins But ever since the Warrington bombings There has been a shortage of bins Name and address supplied
A POLITICIAN has claimed postmen bind society together.

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