post office


Definition of post office

1 : a government department or agency handling the transmission of mail
2 : a local branch of a national post office handling the mail for a particular place or area
3 : a game in which a player acting as postmaster or postmistress may exact a kiss from one of the opposite sex as payment for the pretended delivery of a letter

Examples of post office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All my Anaheim friends support Valencia, whose mailers have choked up my Anaheim post office box all this month. Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2022 The mailers, which began appearing in mailboxes late last week, came from a post office box in Aurora, where Irvin is mayor, but failed to directly disclose that they were paid for by Irvin’s campaign as required under the election code. Rick Pearson,, 4 Apr. 2022 Tests can also be delivered to a residential post office box, according to the USPS. Allyson Waller, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Jan. 2022 Many of his contributions are tied to a post office box in Little Rock, according to filings from the Federal Election Commission. Ryan Tarinelli, Arkansas Online, 23 Jan. 2022 Mail-in ballots can be very convenient when voters can drop them off at their nearest post office box. Laken Brooks, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 He is associated with a welding business, J’s Welding, which lists its address as a post office box in Fairbanks, but there is no record of a state license for it. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Oct. 2021 But some elections bills already passed and go into effect Wednesday, including one prohibiting voters from registering using a post office box as their address. John Gravois, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2021 The search warrant affidavit showed that Stapleton had access to the post office box where checks were being sent to Robotics, and video surveillance showed her depositing checks from the school district for Robotics on multiple occasions. Fox News, 31 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of post office

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of post office was in 1652

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28 Jun 2022

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“Post office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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Kids Definition of post office

2 : a place where mail is received, handled, and sent out

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