the Postal Service


: the U.S. government department in charge of collecting and delivering mail

Examples of the Postal Service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But perhaps the stronger selling point was that Gibbard was doing double duty Monday with a rare performance from the Postal Service. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2024 The postmaster general is appointed by the Board of Governors of the Postal Service—and can only be dismissed by this group, not the president. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 This year, the Postal Service expects to lose $6.3 billion after losing $6.5 billion last year. Madeline Nguyen, The Arizona Republic, 13 Apr. 2024 The pricing equation now includes things like density: the Postal Service's need to deliver less mail — but to more addresses. Bill Chappell, NPR, 12 Apr. 2024 In September, the Postal Service Inspector General identified arrow key accountability as one of three areas the post office should focus on to cut down on mail theft. Nick Devlin, CBS News, 2 Apr. 2024 Behind the scenes, Mr. Windom had begun joining with investigators from other agencies, including the Postal Service, to track the trail of fake electors. Adam Goldman, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 The price hike is part of a rate increase proposed in October and approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors in November 2023. USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2024 First-class mail is becoming a smaller part of the Postal Service’s business because of online communication. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 8 July 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'the Postal Service.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near the Postal Service

Cite this Entry

“The Postal Service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!