postal

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post·al

 (pō′stəl)
adj.
Of or relating to a postal system or mail service.
Idiom:
go postal
Slang To become extremely angry or deranged, especially in an outburst of violence.

[post + -al. Idiom, from a series of unconnected mass murders carried out by American postal workers in post offices in 1980s and early 1990s.]

post′al·ly adv.

postal

(ˈpəʊstəl)
adj
of or relating to a Post Office or to the mail-delivery service
ˈpostally adv

post•al

(ˈpoʊs tl)

adj.
of or pertaining to the post office or mail service: postal delivery; postal employees.
Idioms:
go postal, Slang. to lose control or go crazy.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.postal - of or relating to the system for delivering mail; "postal delivery"
Translations
بَريدي
poštovní
postai
póst-
poštový
posta ile ilgili

postal

[ˈpəʊstəl]
A. ADJpostal
B. CPD postal area, postal district Ndistrito m postal
postal charges NPL = postal rates postal order N (Brit) → giro m postal
postal rates NPLtarifa fsing de correo
postal service Nservicio m postal
postal survey Nencuesta f por correo
postal system Nsistema m postal, correo m
postal vote Nvoto m postal
postal worker Nempleado/a m/f de correos

postal

[ˈpəʊstəl] adj [service, worker, charges] → postal(e)postal order n (British)mandat m (postal)postal vote n (= paper) → bulletin m de vote par correspondance (= system) → vote m par correspondancepost and packing n (= cost) → frais mpl de port et d'emballage

postal

adjPost-, postalisch (form); postal chargesPostgebühren pl
n (US inf) = postal card

postal

:
postal area
nZustellbereich m (form), → Postbezirk m
postal ballot
nBriefwahl f
postal card
n (US) (= letter card) Postkarte mit aufgedruckter Briefmarke für offizielle Zwecke (= postcard)Postkarte f; (with picture) → Ansichtskarte f
postal code
n (Brit) → Postleitzahl f
postal district
n (of main sorting office)˜ Postort m (form); (of local sorting office)˜ Postzustellbereich m (form)
postal order
n (Brit) → ˜ Postanweisung f, Geldgutschein, der bei der Post® gekauft und eingelöst wird
postal service
nPostdienst m
postal tuition
postal vote
n to have a postalper Briefwahl wählen
postal worker
nPostbeamte(r) m, → Postbeamtin f, → Postbedienstete(r) mf, → Postler(in) m(f) (inf)

postal

[ˈpəʊstəl] adj (service, charges) → postale; (vote) → per posta
postal worker → postelegrafonico/a

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?
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I have only ever voted postally once - when I was on holiday.
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Anybody with interesting information on the history of the club can get in touch postally c/o Pule Side WMC, Old Mount Road, Marsden, or email John Carter on john@ hcmoore.
Those fortunate enough to possess a pre-1894 postally used card have been cautious about claiming "the world's first postcard" and instead coined the description "forerunner of the postcard".