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post·box

 (pōst′bŏks′)
n.

postbox

(ˈpəʊstˌbɒks)
n
chiefly Brit a box into which mail is put for collection by the postal service. Also called: letter box

post•box

(ˈpoʊstˌbɒks)

n.
Chiefly Brit. mailbox (def. 1).
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postbox - public box for deposit of mailpostbox - public box for deposit of mail  
maildrop - a drop where mail can be deposited
pillar box - a red pillar-shaped letter box
Translations
صُنْدُوقُ البَرِيدصُنْدوق بَريد
poštovní schránka
postbokspostkasse
postilaatikko
poštanski sandučić
levélgyûjtõ szekrényutcai levélgyûjtõ szekrény
póstkassi
郵便受
우체통
poštni nabiralnik
brevlåda
ตู้ไปรษณีย์
hộp thư

postbox

[ˈpəʊstbɒks] N (Brit) → buzón m

postbox

[ˈpəʊstbɒks] n (British)boîte f aux lettres (publique)

postbox

[ˈpəʊstˌbɒks] (Brit) n (in street) → buca delle lettere; (in entrance hall) → cassetta per le lettere

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?

postbox

صُنْدُوقُ البَرِيد poštovní schránka postboks Briefkasten γραμματοκιβώτιο buzón postilaatikko boîte aux lettres poštanski sandučić cassetta delle lettere 郵便受 우체통 postbus postboks skrzynka pocztowa caixa do correio, caixa postal почтовый ящик brevlåda ตู้ไปรษณีย์ posta kutusu hộp thư 邮箱
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