postal

adjective post·al \ ˈpō-stᵊl \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of postal

1 : of or relating to the mails or the post office
2 : conducted by mail
  • postal chess
3 : insanely or murderously violent usually used in the phrase go postal

Examples of postal in a Sentence

  1. Postal rates are going up.

  2. The city worked to quickly restore postal service.

Recent Examples of postal from the Web

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First Known Use of postal

1842

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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POSTAL Defined for English Language Learners

postal

Definition of postal for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or involved in the sending, handling, and delivery of mail


POSTAL Defined for Kids

postal

adjective post·al \ ˈpō-stᵊl \

Definition of postal for Students

: relating to the post office or the sending and delivery of mail
  • postal rates


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