Definition of 'postman'
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The postman would deliver mail to the car door. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is like praising the postman for delivering the mail. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How often are moments of destiny delivered by the postman? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The machines sort mail down to the exact route walked by the postman or woman on their round. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is not a postman or milkman alive who has not been at the receiving end of this sort of unwanted attention. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)I guarantee the postman will be calling soon. The Sun (2010)Most Americans will have to wait until the end of the month before the postman delivers the mysterious objects of desire. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Weren't postmen delivering letters yesterday? Times, Sunday Times (2009)TWO lazy postmen failed to deliver nearly 200,000 junk mail leaflets. The Sun (2008)To try to preserve secrecy, he told one woman he was a postman called Brian. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sir, The postman has just called with a parcel. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But hopes of the Ditcheat postman delivering a second 1 million look highly unlikely. The Sun (2008)He said: 'In this case we have appealed to the owner to keep their pet under control when the postman calls. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The former postman from The Hague was panicking like he had just been chased up a garden path by a rabid dog. The Sun (2006)The 52-year-old former postman from Lancaster has a degenerative brain disease that will one day leave him unable to move or speak. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When the postman delivered them just now, I was made up. The Sun (2011)A close friend of the former postman said: 'There are two women he is extremely fond of. The Sun (2011)Asked to give a guarantee that he would not be leading Labour on polling day, the smiling former postman chose to dodge the question. Times, Sunday Times (2009)THE postman who delivers to this address really earns his stripes - it's home to two young tigers. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'postman'
British English: postman /ˈpəʊstmən/ NOUN
A postman is a man whose job is to collect and deliver letters and parcels that are sent by post.
- American English: mailman
- Arabic: سَاعِي البَريد
- Brazilian Portuguese: carteiro
- Chinese: 邮递员
- Croatian: poštar
- Czech: pošťák
- Danish: postbud
- Dutch: postbode
- European Spanish: cartero
- Finnish: postinkantaja
- French: facteur
- German: Postbote
- Greek: ταχυδρόμος
- Italian: postino
- Japanese: 郵便配達人
- Korean: 우편집배원
- Norwegian: postbud
- Polish: listonosz
- European Portuguese: carteiro
- Romanian: poștaș
- Russian: почтальон
- Spanish: cartero
- Swedish: brevbärare
- Thai: บุรุษไปรษณีย์
- Turkish: postacı
- Ukrainian: листоноша
- Vietnamese: nhân viên đưa thư
Definition of postman from the Collins English Dictionary
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