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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.
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postal

(ˈpəʊstəl)
adj
of or relating to a Post Office or to the mail-delivery service
ˈpostally adv
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.postal - of or relating to the system for delivering mail; "postal delivery"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

postal

[ˈpəʊstəl] adj (service, charges) → postale; (vote) → per posta
postal worker → postelegrafonico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in periodicals archive ?
If he does have to go postal, it's usually done with discretion and decorum on his part, and this wins the respect of his players, who trust him, not only for what he's achieved but also for his humanity.
And the Night King should be shivering in his ice boots because she's about to go POSTAL.
Stevie went to the NYU School of Business, so I guess that makes him the most professional, but he works for a bank and is gonna go postal pretty soon, I think.
And the small can sig- nals the drink's potency: "They need the small can for my own safety since, if I were to drink a whole 330ml, I might go postal."
I swear the frustration was enough to make one go postal!
If I hear "we'll make it up with volume" one more time, I ray go postal. It is becoming more and more like trying to drink from a fire hose.
While they didn't go postal over the whole thing, they did send a letter (nice!) to officials telling them how "concerned" they are about the situation.
As an email recipient, you can go postal keeping up with your incoming messages.
Cosentino was heard telling selectmen he was going to "go postal" on them.
Then, drop your message in a padded envelope to go postal. Your pals will be totally amped to get your greeting.
One worker said there is weekly speculation about who is going to "go postal."
More than one showroom sporting the new "mini laptop" equipment had reps so frustrated that I was sure someone would go postal.