Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.




(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
nhân viên đưa thư


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
References in classic literature ?
At the door he met an intelligent postman coming out with letters for the morning delivery.
Day by day he worked on, and day by day the postman delivered to him rejected manuscripts.
He folded the stamps in with his manuscript, dropped it into the letter-box, and from three weeks to a month afterward the postman came up the steps and handed him the manuscript.
He dogged the postman from door to door like an assassin or a guardian angel; never had he the courage to ask if there was a letter for him, but almost as it fell into the box he had it out and tore it open, and then if the door closed despairingly the woman who had been at the window all this time pressed her hand to her heart.
It was the hour when the postman brought their newspapers from London.
Of all messages and inquiries, Kit was, in right of his position, the bearer; thus it came about that, while the single gentleman remained indisposed, Kit turned into Bevis Marks every morning with nearly as much regularity as the General Postman.
Sorting them gayly in less than a minute, she approached the breakfast-table with both hands full, and delivered the letters all round with the business-like rapidity of a London postman.
He took three quick strides forward, and put his hand on the shoulder of an ordinary passing postman who had bustled by them unnoticed under the shade of the trees.
The postman, instead of turning naturally, had ducked and tumbled against the garden fence.
The creature came nearer, and proved to be the postman going his last round, with the last delivery for the night.
and what stopped my breath for a moment, when the postman having brought a couple of letters, my mother said, 'Here, Agnes, this is for you,' and threw one of them to me?
TO almost every house in the land, as regular as the milk man, more regular than the postman, there comes each morning the newspaper boy.