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Meaning of "poste restante" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POSTE RESTANTE

French, literally: mail remaining.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POSTE RESTANTE

poste restante  [ˈpəʊst rɪˈstænt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POSTE RESTANTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Poste restante 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 POSTE RESTANTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

poste restante

Poste restante

Poste restante or general delivery is a service where the post office holds mail until the recipient calls for it. It is a common destination for mail for people who are visiting a particular location and have no need, or no way, of having mail delivered directly to their place of residence at that time.

Definition of poste restante in the English dictionary

The definition of poste restante in the dictionary is an address on mail indicating that it should be kept at a specified post office until collected by the addressee. Other definition of poste restante is the mail-delivery service or post-office department that handles mail having this address.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POSTE RESTANTE


ant
ænt
bant
bænt
Brabant
brəˈbænt
Brandt
brænt
brant
brænt
cant
kænt
commandant
ˈkɒmənˌdænt
confidant
ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt
enceinte
ɒnˈsænt
extant
ɛkˈstænt
Kant
kænt
lant
lænt
levant
lɪˈvænt
nonextant
ˌnɒnekˈstænt
pant
pænt
pissant
ˈpɪsænt
rant
rænt
Rembrandt
ˈrɛmbrænt
sant
sænt
scant
skænt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POSTE RESTANTE

postdoctorate
posted
postediting
posteen
postelection
postembryonal
postembryonic
postemergence
postemergency
postepileptic
poster
poster boy
poster child
poster colour
poster girl
poster paint
posterior
posterior probability
posteriority
posteriorly

WORDS THAT END LIKE POSTE RESTANTE

Alicante
andante
ante
bandeirante
celebutante
concertante
courante
Dante
debutante
dilettante
Durante
flamboyante
infante
intrigante
pesante
picante
subdebutante
suivante
vigilante
volante

Synonyms and antonyms of poste restante in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «poste restante» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POSTE RESTANTE

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

Translator English - Chinese

邮政restante
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lista de correos
570 millions of speakers

English

poste restante
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Poste restante
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بوست restante
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до востребования
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

posta restante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পোস্টে আটকানো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poste restante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Poste restante
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

postlagernd
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

郵便局留め
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우체국에서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Punggung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

poste restante
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின் ஓய்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टपाल तिकीट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Poste restante
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fermoposta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poste restante
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до запитання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

post restant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποστ ρεστάντ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

poste restante
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

poste restante
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

poste restante
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of poste restante

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POSTE RESTANTE»

The term «poste restante» is regularly used and occupies the 80.427 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POSTE RESTANTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «poste restante» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «poste restante» 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 poste restante

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POSTE RESTANTE»

Discover the use of poste restante in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to poste restante and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Poste restante
POSTE RESTANTE (literally, 'post remaining' or 'residual mail') is an ad hoc destination for mail sent to people who are just passing through a place they do not permanently reside.
Derek White, 2006
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The Rough Guide to Ecuador
You can receive poste restante at just about any post office in the country. Have it sent to "Lista de Correos, the town concerned, Ecuador", and make sure that your surname is written as obviously as possible, as it will be filed under whatever ...
Harry Adès, Melissa Graham, 2003
3
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
For people wanting to receive mail on the move, there are poste- restante services in the main post offices in Tallinn and Vilnius, and at the post office next to Rīga train station. All three keep mail for a month. Address letters to Estonia with the ...
‎2009
4
Lonely Planet Bolivia
Receiving Mail Reliable free lista de correos (poste restante) is available in larger cities. Mail should be addressed to you c/o Lista de Correos (Poste Restante), Correo Central, La Paz (or whatever city), Bolivia. Using only a first initial and ...
Anja Muti, Kate Armstrong, Paul Smith, 2010
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Bulgaria
Poste restante services are available at the major post office in every sizable town. Mail can be claimed by showing your passport (ask /ma li pisma za mene - is there any mail for me?), and letters should be addressed imcvia .10 liilllCKBUllC, ...
Jonathan Bousfield, Dan Richardson, Richard Watkins, 2002
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Indonesia
Stamps (perangko) and aero- grammes (suraf udara) can be bought, letters ( suraf) and parcels (patef) can be sent, and in some cases, email, fax and poste restante facilities are available at these offices. Supplementing the government offices ...
‎2003
7
Copenaghen. Ediz. Inglese
Main Post 0ffice (Map pp232-4; 33 41 56 00; Fisketorvet; -VV- llam-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm Sat) If you're having poste restante mail sent to Copenhagen, it can be picked up here. Have letters addressed to: addressee, Poste Restante, Main ...
Sally O'Brien, 2005
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South-West China
Receiving Mail Poste restante services only really work in the main cities and towns where a lot of foreigners stay. Services at Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Yangshuo seem to work well. Elsewhere you may find yourself being pushed from post ...
Bradley Mayhew, Korina Miller, Alex English, 2002
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Southeast Asia
Sun & hols 8am-1 pm; letters are kept for three months. The parcel packing service at the GPO operates Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-noon. If staying in Banglamphu, it's more convenient to use one of the two local poste restante services.
‎2002
10
The Rough Guide to Moscow
So far as post offices go, the most centrally located poste restante facilities are in the Central Telegraph Office (tsentrAlniy telegrafi at Tverskaya ul. 7, 103009 ( Mon-Fri 8am-2pm 8. 3-9pm, Sat 8am-2pm & 3-7pm, Sun 9am-2pm g. 3-7pm; H924 ...
Dan Richardson, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POSTE RESTANTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term poste restante is used in the context of the following news items.
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Anna Melikyan Wins Grand Prize of Kinotavr Russian Film Festival
... International Film Festival, 2001, City of Melbourne Award for Best Short Experimental Poste restante (2000), Sofia International Film Festival, ... «Asbarez Armenian News, Jun 15»
2
Ocean State Theatre's Family Fun Fest to feature "Squirrel Stole My …
Their show, "Poste Restante," continues to tour worldwide, and won ?Best Touring Show of 2011,? Austin, Texas; Best of the Fringe, San ... «Fall River Herald News, Apr 15»
3
Backpacking at 50: a trawl though Cambodia and Vietnam
In India I needed to plan ahead, be physically present to buy tickets, book rooms and have a Poste Restante address for contact with those ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
4
How the 'Corridors of Power' work in Delhi-Part 1
... telephone to share and be a sort of 'poste restante' service but also provide the contact numbers and home addresses of everybody needed. «Moneylife, Feb 15»
5
Ukrainian National Post not accepting postal items to Donetsk and …
Poste Restante is a service where post offices within an area, in this case within the area controlled by Ukrainian government authorities, hold ... «Gozo News, Feb 15»
6
Mind games in Melbourne
He will deny it but I was convinced they also acted as poste restante, took messages and organised taxis. Cricket tours allow wandering travel but within set tram ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Dec 14»
7
A marina for all seasons
A full range of services can be arranged by the Marina office, from underwater inspections to Cavitation cleaning, poste restante and ... «Malta Independent Online, Nov 14»
8
ASIC predictions are off the mark in FOFA saga
LOST: One crystal ball, doesn't work properly. If found, please return to ASIC poste restante for Greg Medcraft, who will pick it up when he gets ... «The Australian, Nov 14»
9
Top of the shots: photographers' favourite photobooks
But for me, his travel book Poste Restante is one of the great photobooks. Alongside Anders Petersen, he's my favourite photographer. Christer ... «The Guardian, Oct 14»
10
“Every Little Thing” — With the Beatles in India, Songs and Stories of …
Since my schedule was all over the place, the only way I could get mail was at Poste Restante in one city or another among the rough outline of ... «Town Topics, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Poste restante [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/poste-restante>. Nov 2022 ».
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