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postal service

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.postal service - the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post officepostal service - the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
airpost, airmail - a system of conveying mail by aircraft
snail mail - any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service; "email is much faster than snail mail"
RFD, rural free delivery - free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
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