• WordNet 3.6
    • adj postal of or relating to the system for delivering mail "postal delivery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items
    • a Postal Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1971, the postal code was introduced in Ottawa, Ontario
    • postal Relating to the post or mails; belonging or pertaining to a mail service: as, postal arrangements; postal regulations; postal service.
    • postal Called post-cards in the United Kingdom.
    • n postal A postal card or postal order.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year
    • adj Postal of or pertaining to the mail-service
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  • Herodotus
    “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. [The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service]”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. postal,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.


In literature:

The postal-card notice was followed by an interview with the parent either at school or at home.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
He started a good system of postal-telegraph and had trained after the European discipline 30,000 soldiers.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
Because of great value to me the postal service is no more than a letter of idle gossip.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
The card was almost illegible, but it could be seen that it was a United States postal.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
Would any of the letters contain the longed-for postal orders?
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
Divide the one by the other, and that gives you a magnificent library of 6875 volumes as the work done by the Postal Telegraphs every year.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
We'd had postals from 'em at the trainin' camp.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
The postal-parcel work is also very heavy at the festive season.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
Indeed, if there ever was a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, it should have begun its work along the Persian postal roads.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
By the way, received a postal from Kitty this morning.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
So drop me a postal to say when you will arrive and I will meet you at Chargrove Station with our car.
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
How many such can the postal service boast?
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
The postal, telegraphic, and telephonic facilities in Bulgaria are quite equal to the average of Europe.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
She held a picture postal so the jury could see it.
"An American Suffragette" by Isaac N. Stevens
Fifty postal card reminders of this meeting were sent to members and others a week ago.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
On inquiry, our Postmaster-General informed me that it was not possible to arrange a two-cent postal rate with America.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
They are to social letter writing what the postal is in business.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
If there is something you want to attend to at home, drop yourself a postal card.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
The postal service has been stopped.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
A postal card brings Prospectus and application blank.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)" by Various

In poetry:

His motor bike was painted like
A postal box of ed.
'Twas gay to view . . . "We bought it new,"
A voice beside me said.
"Our little bit we blew on it
The day that we were wed.
"Rivera Honeymoon" by Robert W Service

In news:

Police responded to a case of road rage gone postal when a mailman on Bainbridge Island decided to tell a driver exactly what he though of her driving habits.
My dad, who is now retired, served the United States Postal Service proudly for more than 20 years.
A new twist on 'going postal'.
A former letter carrier was charged with several felonies after postal inspectors found about 8,000 pieces of undelivered mail, including a $2,900 tax refund check, at his former home.
A brave postal worker was honored Tuesday for what he did when he came across a house on fire.
Mary's ex-postal worker convicted of false disability claims.
With the increase in more accessible postal services, it's no secret that traditional brick-and-mortar post offices are seeing fewer customers come through the door.
House Committee Creates Postal Panel.
House Schedules Postal Pension Bill Markup .
Less than two weeks after the United States Postal Service announced they were moving mail processing from Yakima to Pasco, USPS officials revealed they are considering moving the processing from Pasco to Spokane.
Without help from Congress, the Postal Service will not only default on payments for retiree health care benefits, but it could lack cash for operations by mid-October .
Postal Service to Issue Miles Davis Stamp.
United States Postal Service honoring Miles Davis .
Courtesy of United States Postal Service.
Four post offices on Molokai may be open for fewer hours under a proposal to help the US Postal Service save money.

In science:

Dvoeglazov Universidad de Zacatecas, Apartado Postal 636, Suc.
Generalizations of the Dirac Equation and the Modified Bargmann-Wigner Formalism
Ro jo Arellano: Instituto de Astronom´ıa, Universidad Nacional Aut´onoma de M´exico, Apdo Postal 70-264, M´exico D. F.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
Postal 877, M´exico 2 Instituto de Astronom´ıa, Universidad Nacional Aut´onoma de M´exico, M´exico D.F., Apdo.
On the nature of Delta Scuti star HD 115520
You send the medium through a channel (e.g. the postal service).
The transmission sense of information
Postal adress: Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
On exceedance times for some processes with dependent increments
Postal address: Aeronautical Research Laboratory, Air Operations Division, P.O.
Applications of the Dotsenko-Fateev Integral in Random-Matrix Models
Postal C-600, Zacatecas 98062, Mexico† (Dated: February 7, 2008) We present a Master equation for description of fermions and bosons for special relativities with two invariant scales (c and λP ).
Fermions, bosons, and locality in special relativity with two invariant scales
Currently at the following postal address: Instituto de Astronom´ıa y F´ısica del Espacio, CC 67 - Suc 28, (1428) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Effect of Proton Temperature Anisotropy on the Solar Minimum Corona and Wind
Andr´es Balaguera-Antol´ınez∗, Christian G. B¨ohmer†, and Marek Nowakowski‡ ∗‡Departamento de F´ısica, Universidad de los Andes, A.A. 4976, Bogot´a, D.C., Colombia. †ASGBG/CIU, Department of Mathematics, Apartado Postal C-600, University of Zacatecas (UAZ), Zacatecas, Zac 98060, Mexico.
Scales Set by the Cosmological Constant
Also at Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Code Postal 231, Campus Plaine, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.
Entropy fluctuation theorems in driven open systems: application to electron counting statistics
Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST), Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST), Université du Québec à Montréal, Case Postale 8888, succ.
Modeling a Century of Citation Distributions
In a yellow pages application, for example, the user may ask about a phone number, an email address, or a postal address.
Towards a PURE Spoken Dialogue System for Information Access
Instituto de F´ısica, Universidad Aut´onoma de Puebla, Apartado postal J-48 72570, Puebla Pue., M´exico.
Basic symplectic geometry for p-branes with thickness in a curved background
Postal address: Department of Mathematics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China.
On joint ruin probabilities of a two-dimensional risk model with constant interest rate
Kronfeld Postal Address: Theoretical Physics Group, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O.
QCD results for nucleon Compton scattering