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POSTE RESTANTE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does poste restante mean? 

POSTE RESTANTE (noun)
  The noun POSTE RESTANTE has 2 senses:

1. a part of the post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
2. a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada)

  Familiarity information: POSTE RESTANTE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POSTE RESTANTE (noun)


Sense 1poste restante [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A part of the post office that handles mail for persons who call for it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

general delivery; poste restante

Hypernyms ("poste restante" is a kind of...):

social unit; unit (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group)

Holonyms ("poste restante" is a part of...):

local post office; post office (a local branch of the United States Post Office)


Sense 2poste restante [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("poste restante" is a kind of...):

annotation; notation; note (a comment or instruction (usually added))


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