postal

adjective
post·​al | \ ˈpō-stᵊl How to pronounce postal (audio) \

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

Postal rates are going up. The city worked to quickly restore postal service.
Recent Examples on the Web More than a century later, the Biden administration is on it, expanding his postal-like government with massive deficits, old technology, long lines, unaccountable executive orders, and unproductive union jobs for all takers. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 18 July 2021 Across the country, more than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year. Duluth News Tribune, Star Tribune, 23 June 2021 According to Rod Spurgeon, a Postal Service spokesperson, 57 postal employees were attacked by dogs statewide in 2020. Olivia Munson, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2021 The letter from Lille, for example, is part of the Brienne Collection—a trunk containing 2,600 undelivered messages collected by 17th-century postal employees and eventually bequeathed to a Dutch museum. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2021 Integrating retired postal employees into Medicare would save the Postal Service another $10 billion over 10 years. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Mar. 2021 Integrating retired postal employees into Medicare would save the Postal Service another $10 billion over 10 years. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2021 Apparently some postal employees, who technically don’t work for the federal government, also work at or near minimum wage. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 8 Feb. 2021 Those methods included using administrative records from the Internal Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration, asking neighbors or postal workers for information or using a last-resort statistical technique. BostonGlobe.com, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of postal

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries Near postal

postage stamp

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postal address

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23 Jul 2021

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“Postal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postal. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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postal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of postal

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

postal

adjective
post·​al | \ ˈpō-stᵊl How to pronounce postal (audio) \

Kids Definition of postal

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

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