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post office

[ pohst aw-fis, of-is ]


  1. an office or station of a government postal system at which mail is received and sorted, from which it is dispatched and distributed, and at which stamps are sold or other services rendered. : PO, P.O.
  2. Often Post Office. the department of a government charged with the transportation of mail.
  3. an old-fashioned game in which one player is designated “postmaster” or “postmistress” and calls another player of a different gender into an adjoining room, ostensibly to receive a letter but actually to receive a kiss.

Post Office



  1. a government department or authority in many countries responsible for postal services and often telecommunications

post office



  1. a building or room where postage stamps are sold and other postal business is conducted

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Other Words From

  • post-of·fice adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of post office1

First recorded in 1645–55

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Example Sentences

Curtsy also helps sellers to schedule a free USPS pickup to save a trip to the post office, and it will even send sellers a shipping label, if need be.

Just because, for instance, the Constitution specifies that “Congress shall have power” to “establish post offices” doesn’t mean Congress has to build the post offices itself.

Taking control of telegraph and post offices or TV and radio towers isn’t so easy, or effective, as it once was.

From Fortune

Congress really is its own city, replete with a bank, barbershop, book stores, post office, even its magnificent library.

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In 2015, the city flooded so badly the post office closed for seven months.

Who among Scalise's constituents could possibly care if he supported naming a post office for a black judge who died in 1988?

Five days later authorities were able to match a fingerprint at the post office to Wilson sending him to an early retirement.

Rubenstein grew up in Baltimore, where his father made $7,000 a year working for the post office, and his mother was a homemaker.

It was 1961, and Gregory was a 29-year-old post office worker moonlighting at a black club in Chicago called Roberts Show Bar.

Bone was a highly competent managing editor, and contrived somehow to squeeze us into the tumultuous Post office.

The Post Office arrangements were also of a very primitive character, nor was there any wire nearer than Thetford.

The post-office is the agency of the offerer both to carry his offer and bring back the return.

He chartered an outside car, t'other day, at Island Bridge Barrack, and drove to the post-office.

These time-pieces were served out at the General Post Office to all mail-coaches.

They alighted on a young man in clerical black, who crossed the square from the post office.


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