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post office

n.
1. Abbr. PO
a. The public department responsible for the transportation and delivery of the mails. 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   
References in classic literature ?
What threw him into a state of real consternation was to learn from me that the day on which he had gone to meet Mademoiselle Stangerson at the Elysee, was the very day on which she had gone to the Post Office for the letter.
Gertrude Wilmot, a tall thin woman of fifty who worked in the Winesburg post office, came along the station platform.
Hiram Sloane told me the other day that a big envelope addressed to the Rollings Reliable Baking Powder Company of Montreal had been dropped into the post office box a month ago, and she suspicioned that somebody was trying for the prize they'd offered for the best story that introduced the name of their baking powder.
Had a vacancy occurred in the post office at that time, I should have jumped at it.
asked Marilla, when Anne had just come in from a run to the post office.
I merely wish to say, that as a slight token of my gratitude for the honor done me, and as a means of promoting friendly relations between adjoining nations, I have set up a post office in the hedge in the lower corner of the garden, a fine, spacious building with padlocks on the doors and every convenience for the mails, also the females, if I may be allowed the expression.
The Confederation itself authorizes a direct tax, to a certain extent, on the post office.
As yet, of course, few people in Woking even knew that the cylinder had opened, though poor Henderson had sent a messenger on a bicycle to the post office with a special wire to an evening paper.
This correspondence, by a meeting between some of the parties, and a separation between the others, could not, to the great detriment of the Post Office revenue, be continued any longer.
And he had been for years a most restless agitator for improvements in telegraphy and the post office.
I shall not be at home again, perhaps for some time; I wish you would write to me--say once a fort-night: every alternate Monday: to the General Post Office in London.
Captain Jim had gone faithfully to the Glen post office every day for a month, expecting it.