post office


: a government department or agency handling the transmission of mail
: a local branch of a national post office handling the mail for a particular place or area
: 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 The Sanquhar Post Office has held the Guinness World Record for the oldest working post office since 2009. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Sep. 2023 Kamm operated a general store and later a post office in a building at the corner of Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 Pig, for example, has very little to do with hogs and a lot to do with the frustration around naming the community’s now-defunct post office in Edmonson County. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 8 Sep. 2023 Recommended Cooperation Amid quake’s destruction, spirit of unity lives on in this Turkish city Thus, El Progreso became Uvalde’s unofficial post office. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Aug. 2023 The next two digits in the sequence reflect the code of a central post office facility in the intended region, while the final two digits correspond to a smaller post office or postal zone even closer to the final address. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 8 Aug. 2023 In a text message late Tuesday night, Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch said the county picked up around 4,000 ballots from drop boxes and anticipated getting roughly another 1,000 ballots from the post office Wednesday morning. Jacob Scholl, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 Andy: To the folks yelling at workers at the post office, or any person working in a public space: please stop! Daniel Kohn, Spin, 1 Sep. 2023 Authorities then got a call from the post office saying that the subject was inside. Grant Lancaster, Arkansas Online, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of post office was in 1652

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“Post office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

post office

: a local branch of the postal service handling the mail for a particular place

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