What is post office?

  • (noun): An independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States.
    Synonyms: United States Post Office, US Post Office, PO
    See also — Additional definitions below

Post Office

A post office, historically also a posthouse, is a facility forming part of a postal system for the posting, receipt, sorting, handling, transmission or delivery of mail, such as letters, small packages, and usually money.

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Logan Township, Auglaize County, Ohio - Public Services
... eastern and southern sections of the township is served by the Wapakoneta (45895) post office, the northwestern section by the Spencerville (45887) post office, and ... Buckland (45819) maintains a local post office ...
Post Office Telecommunications
... Post Office Telecommunications was set up as a separate department of the UK Post Office, in October 1969 ... The Post Office Act of that year was passed to provide for greater efficiency in post and telephone services rather than run a range of services, each ... By law, the Post Office had the exclusive right to operate the UK national telecom network, and limited ability to license other providers' services and ...
Flora Of The Houtman Abrolhos - Poaceae
... Post Office I ... Naturalised Phalaris canariensis Canary Grass Post Office I ... Post Office I ...
Sunset Beach, California - Infrastructure
... Instead, residents pick up their mail at post office boxes in the centrally-located post office or at private post office boxes located on 22nd Street ... The main Post Office features an award winning wall mural designed and painted by local artist Katy Brack ...
Post Office - Unstaffed Postal Facilities
... Mail boxes and post office boxes are already in widespread use for dropoff and pickup (respectively) of mail and small packages outside of post offices or when ... Deutsche Post introduced the Packstation for package delivery (both dropoff and pickup) in 2001 ... Automated Postal Centers in many locations both in post offices (for when they are closed or busy) and in retail locations ...

More definitions of "post office":

  • (noun): A local branch of the United States Post Office.
    Synonyms: local post office
  • (noun): A children's game in which kisses are exchanged for pretended letters.

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    A demanding stranger arrived one morning in a small town and asked a boy on the sidewalk of the main street, “Boy, where’s the post office?”
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    The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skin—and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost.
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    I can forgive even that wrong of wrongs,
    Those undreamt accidents that have made me
    Seeing that Fame has perished this long while,
    Being but a part of ancient ceremony
    Notorious, till all my priceless things
    Are but a post the passing dogs defile.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)