general delivery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n general delivery the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • General delivery the delivery of letters from a post-office window to the persons to whom they are addressed—opp. to house to house delivery
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. délivrer—L. de, from, liberāre, to set free—liber, free.

Usage

In literature:

Sometimes they were sent to a street number, but often to General Delivery.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
I like going for my own mail to the 'general delivery' better than having it sent to the hotel.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
General deliveries in post offices are watched where young women call for letters.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
It was addressed to Nicholas Jasniff, General Delivery, Rockville.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
This disease is generally produced by improper management in the delivery of pregnant women.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
If this proposition was acceptable, the reply was to be sent to N. 917, General Delivery, Serajevo.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
He gave her a telegram and a letter from the General Delivery.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Send the letter to the General Delivery.
"Dave Porter At Bear Camp" by Edward Stratemeyer
Address General Delivery, Montreal.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
Please address, Count v. W. I., Post Office General Delivery, Dresden.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
He did not recognize the name at the head of it but the return address was General Delivery, Reef Three, The Belt.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
For three long hours she kept faithful watch of the General Delivery window.
"Penny Nichols and the Black Imp" by Joan Clark
This was the first step towards the general extension of the rural delivery throughout Prussia.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
The restless little fellow was generally on his plump legs during most of his deliveries.
"The Wood Fire in No. 3" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Sheets do not become so closely packed; sampling and general handling are easier on delivery.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
The first of them, a complaint against the delivery of his general addresses on Sundays, was easily settled.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
He was accurate in learning, and effective in delivery, and his character stood deservedly high in general estimation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Then I'll tell dad to send our mail to the general delivery at Newport, and we'll stop for it there the day after to-morrow.
"Four Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Against this preferential delivery, a delivery purchased by individuals at the expense of the general public, Cobbett very justly inveighed.
"The History of the Post Office" by Herbert Joyce
There was a general jail delivery of the poor debtors, for very joy.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
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In news:

REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL LANNY A BREUER AT THE BP PRESS CONFERENCE NEW ORLEANS Thank you, Attorney General Holder.
REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL LANNY A BREUER AT THE BP PRESS CONFERENCE.
As you read this, I'm sure activity in your company is picking up to begin deliveries, get cleanings done and generally preparing for the coming winter.
Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.
REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER AT THE BP PRESS CONFERENCE NEW ORLEANS Good afternoon.
From a business perspective, integrated project delivery (IPD) is a single tri-party contract between a minimum of the architect, building owner, and general contractor.
General Motors begins delivery of the EV1, an electric vehicle that is a technical triumph for the time.
Laura Mayo joins Savtira from Internap Network Services, where she served as general manager and vice president of the content delivery network line of business.
This is the place where you'll handle general business, customer relations, shipping and delivery of products and services, payroll and many other details that pertain to your company.
Mathiowetz Construction, general contractor for the levee , sought the extension after delivery delays held up the arrival of three sluice gates.
Talk about special deliveries – geologists generally agree that more than 95 percent of the gold deposits discovered on our planet are residual results of collisions with gold-carrying asteroids.
Under general supervision, provides administrative support for the management of assigned clinical nursing practice and patient care delivery and performs direct patient care.
Email and other electronic transactions have caused a dramatic drop in the volume of snail-mail and its associated revenues — so much so that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has proposed eliminating Saturday mail delivery.
One state DOT's first experience with construction manager/general contractor project delivery.
Chinese carryout and delivery with favorites like Kung Pow and General Tso's Chicken, Seafood in a black bean sauce, and hot and sour soup.
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In science:

However, giving good algorithms with guaranteed delivery in general 3-dimensional graphs appears to be hard.
On ad hoc routing with guaranteed delivery
When the queue is non-empty, the server selects a packet from the queue (without loss of generality, the queue can be ordered on a first in, first out basis), transmits the packet in the first available time slot, and continues to send that packet until a successful delivery is confirmed.
Improved Delay Estimates for a Queueing Model for Random Linear Coding for Unicast
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