poste restante


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poste res·tante

 (pōst′ rĕ-stänt′)
n.
A notation written on a letter indicating that the letter should be held at the post office until claimed by the addressee.

[French : poste, mail + restante, feminine present participle of rester, to remain.]
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poste restante

(ˈpəʊst rɪˈstænt; French pɔst rɛstɑ̃t)
n
1. (not in the US and Canada) an address on mail indicating that it should be kept at a specified post office until collected by the addressee
2. the mail-delivery service or post-office department that handles mail having this address
US and Canadian equivalent: general delivery
[French, literally: mail remaining]
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gen′eral deliv′ery


n.
a postal service in which mail is held at a post office for pickup by the addressee.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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poste restante

general delivery
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poste restante - the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
local post office, post office - a local branch where postal services are available"
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
2.poste restante - a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada)
annotation, notation, note - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
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Translations
بَريد مَحْفوظ لِحين الطَّلَب
poste restante
poste restante
posta: postán maradó
biîpóstur
iki pareikalavimo
poste restante
post restan

poste restante

[ˈpəʊstˈrestɑːnt] N (esp Brit) → lista f de correos, poste f restante (LAm)
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

poste restante

[ˌpəʊstˈrɛstɒnt] n (British)poste restante
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

poste restante

(Brit)
nAufbewahrungsstelle ffür postlagernde Sendungen
adj address, facilityfür postlagernde Sendungen
advpostlagernd
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

poste restante

[ˌpəʊstˈrɛstɑ̃nt] n (Brit) → fermo posta m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

poste restante

(pəustˈrestaːnt) , ((American) poustreˈstaːnt) noun
the department of a post office to which letters can be addressed, and where they can be kept until someone calls for them.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
This person must write, poste restante, bureau 40, to this address: M.
Each drew his own conclusions from the strange story of the poste restante letter.
"Then it is almost certain," said Monsieur Stangerson, "that my daughter did lose the key, and that she did not tell me of it, wishing to spare any anxiety, and that she begged whoever had found it to write to the poste restante. She evidently feared that, by giving our address, inquiries would have resulted that would have apprised me of the loss of the key.
She had gone to the poste restante and, on the 23rd of October, had received a letter which, she affirmed, contained nothing but a vulgar pleasantry, which she had immediately burned.
"A poste restante somewhere in Bavaria is her address.
Casaubon's address would be found at the Poste Restante, and I was anxious to pay my respects to him and you as early as possible."
'Father is sending to the Poste Restante. Shall he have the pleasure of directing the messenger to ask if there are any letters for you?'
Sir Patrick re-directed Anne Silvester's letter to Arnold, at the Poste Restante, Baden.
Von Schedvin via the poste restante service, where a post office holds mail until the recipient calls for it.
L'oeuvre [beaucoup moins que]Matabaka min barid echouhada[beaucoup plus grand que], (La poste restante des martyrs) du theatre regional de Skikda a ete presentee a Alger, dans le cadre du 8e festival national du theatre professionnel.