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Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
Adam Carolla

Meaning of "post office" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POST OFFICE

post office play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POST OFFICE

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Post office is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POST OFFICE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

post office

Post office

A post office is a customer service facility forming part of a national postal system. Post offices offer mail-related services such as acceptance of letters and parcels; provision of post office boxes; and sale of postage stamps, packaging, and stationery. In addition, many post offices offer additional services: providing and accepting government forms, processing government services and fees, and banking services. The chief administrator of a post office is a postmaster. Prior to the advent of postal and ZIP codes, postal systems would route items to a specific post office for receipt or delivery. In 19th-century America, this often led to smaller communities being renamed after their post offices, particularly after the Post Office Department ceased to permit duplicate station names within a state.

Definition of post office in the English dictionary

The definition of post office in the dictionary is a building or room where postage stamps are sold and other postal business is conducted.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POST OFFICE

post and packing
post captain
post chaise
post exchange
post hoc
post horn
post horse
post house
post meridiem
post mill
post office box
post road
post town
post-and-rail fence
post-and-rail tea
post-bellum
post-colonial
post-consumer
post-cyclic
post-dated

WORDS THAT END LIKE POST OFFICE

back office
back-office
box office
front office
head office
head post office
Home Office
in office
main office
office
out of office
Oval Office
Patent Office
press office
public prosecutor´s office
registered office
sacrifice
suffice
the office
the Oval Office
the Stationery Office

Synonyms and antonyms of post office in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «post office» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POST OFFICE

Find out the translation of post office to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of post office from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «post office» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

邮局
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oficina de correos
570 millions of speakers

English

post office
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पोस्ट ऑफ़िस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَكْتَبُ البَرِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

почтовая контора
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

correio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডাক ঘর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bureau de poste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pejabat Pos
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Postamt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

郵便局
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우체국
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kantor pos
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bưu điện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தபால் அலுவலகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोस्ट ऑफिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Postane
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ufficio postale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

urząd pocztowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пошта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oficiu poștal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταχυδρομείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

poskantoor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

post
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

postkontor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of post office

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POST OFFICE»

The term «post office» is very widely used and occupies the 16.615 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POST OFFICE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «post office» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «post office» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about post office

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10 QUOTES WITH «POST OFFICE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word post office.
1
Rick Astley
I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business.
2
Bernardo Bertolucci
I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those.
3
Lloyd Blankfein
My - I grew up in - I grew up in public housing. My dad, for most of my life, worked for the post office, which was a terrific job to get because you couldn't lose your job.
4
Lizzie Andrew Borden
Maggie went out of doors to wash the windows and father came out into the kitchen and said he did not know whether he would go down to the post office or not. And then I sprinkled some handkerchiefs to iron.
5
Susie Bright
Now I have to have the biggest P.O. box in the entire post office to get all the manuscripts coming in.
6
Adam Carolla
Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
7
Johnny Carson
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
8
Vint Cerf
The post office doesn't guarantee delivery, but it tries really hard. It's called best efforts communication. If you put two postcards in the post-box, they don't necessarily come out then in the same order that you put them in. So, that means that there's potentially disorder with your delivery, and that's also true in the Internet.
9
Barry Eisler
The post office actually achieves its mission. I wish we could say the same of the CIA.
10
Gunter Grass
I had an uncle who was a postal official at the Polish post office in Gdansk. He was one of the defenders of the Polish postal service and, after it capitulated, was shot by the Germans under the provisions of martial law. Suddenly he was no longer a member of the family, and we were no longer allowed to play with his children.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POST OFFICE»

Discover the use of post office in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to post office and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Post Office
This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.
Charles Bukowski, 2009
2
The Post-Office Girl
In The Post-Office Girl, Stefan Zweig, a deep analyst of the human passions, lays bare the private life of capitalism.Christine toils in a provincial post office in post–World War I Austria, a country gripped by unemployment.
Stefan Zweig, 2011
3
The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves
Do you ever mail a letter and wonder what happens to it after you drop it in the box?
Gail Gibbons, 1986
4
The Country Without a Post Office: Poems 1991-1995
Here Is A Haunted And Haunting Volume That Establishes Agha Shahid Ali As A Seminal Voice Writing In English. Amidst Rain And Fire And Ruin, In A Land Of `Doomed Addresses`, The Poet Evokes The Tragedy Of His Birth Place, Kashmir.
Agha Shahid Ali, 2000
5
The Phantom of the Post Office
With the impending closure of the post office, the transition to the new communication system VEXT-mail is anything but smooth for the human and paranormal residents of Ghastly, Illinois.
Kate Klise, 2013
6
There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American ...
This book brings to life the important but neglected story of African American postal workers and the critical role they played in the U.S. labor and black freedom movements.
Philip F. Rubio, 2010
7
A Visit to the Post Office
A class visits the post office to mail their valentines and finds out about the work that is done there.
Sandra Ziegler, 1989
8
The Post Office: A Play, 1914
When this little play was performed in London, some friends of W.B. Yeats discovered much detailed allegory, the Headman being one principle of social life, the Curdseller or the Gaffer another; but the meaning is less intellectual, more ...
Rabindranath Tagore, 2003
9
The Post Office in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in ...
Secret service payments to the secretary of the post office.
Kenneth Ellis, 1958
10
Out and about at the Post Office
See what happens to the mail as it comes in and goes out. Learn what postal workers do in this interesting tour of the Post Office!
Kitty Shea, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POST OFFICE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term post office is used in the context of the following news items.
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Video: MTB Insights Pre-Release - Woodward and Post Office
... staff as they share their favorite lines. As well as taking a look at the regretted Post Office Jumps. Starring: Greg Watts, Jake Kinney and more. «Pinkbike.com, Jul 15»
2
Local post office renamed in honor of Sister Ann Keefe
She was remembered Sunday as a large crowd, along with the United States Postal Service, arrived at the post office at 820 Elmwood avenue ... «WPRI 12 Eyewitness News, Jul 15»
3
Tony Wild is the new vice chairman of the Post Office
Although it is a statutory board of Tynwald, the Post Office trades as a commercial entity and faces competition in all areas of activity except the ... «Isle of Man Today, Jul 15»
4
Downtown Monroe post office may have to relocate
MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) Oscar Sweet says he comes to the Downtown post office in Monroe about once or twice a week. A five minute ... «Knoe.com, Jul 15»
5
Opinion: Post Office Redevelopment Needs To Move Forward, Not …
In May 2013, when the Township of Maplewood announced a proposed redevelopment plan for the post office site one block from my home, ... «The Village Green, Jul 15»
6
A look into the iconic El Centro Old Post Office Pavilion
Located on the corner of South Fifth Street and Olive Avenue, the historic El Centro Post Office Pavilion stands today as a window into the ... «Imperial Valley Press, Jul 15»
7
Downtown post office topic of Tuesday forum
The United States Postal Service will hold a public meeting and discuss the relocation of retail services from the downtown Monroe station at ... «Monroe News Star, Jul 15»
8
Savannah-Chatham police investigating late Saturday post office
Savannah-Chatham police are investigating the shooting of a 21-year-old Hinesville man during a reported robbery in the parking lot of a post ... «Savannah Morning News, Jul 15»
9
Post Office set to move
WRINGTON'S Post Office could soon benefit from a new location and longer opening hours, if plans to move the store are accepted. «Weston & Somerset Mercury, Jul 15»
10
Napans rally to protest post office demolition plans
Napa County Landmarks has created posters in the style of a large stamp to help raise support for saving the downtown post office. «Napa Valley Register, Jul 15»

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