Definition of postal code in US English:

postal code


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    another term for postcode
    • ‘The postal code has been omitted from the newspaper notice submitted.’
    • ‘London SW1, the London postal code of Downing Street and the various ministries of the government, appears to be on full alert.’
    • ‘I don't even give retail markets my postal code or telephone number when they ask me at checkout time.’
    • ‘However, it is unclear whether credit card companies can enforce those provisions in Ireland because numerical postal codes outside Dublin are limited.’
    • ‘The introduction of postal codes should help the process.’
    • ‘It is clear that in spite of modern technology, sorting machines, postal codes etc, the deliveries get worse.’
    • ‘‘One explanation for the relatively slow rate of mail growth in Ireland may be that it is the only member state without a postal code system,’ the consultants said.’
    • ‘British reminders of home include bright red postal vans emblazoned with ‘use your postal code.’’
    • ‘He meanwhile hinted he would be in favour of introducing postal codes as some addresses placed on envelopes were ‘not particularly informative’.’
    • ‘Hope I got all the postal codes correct and you actually receive them.’
    • ‘He came up with the electronic voting scheme which eventually ended in tears and now he's proposing the introduction of postal codes.’
    • ‘I believe that a proper postal code system would deliver mail at least one day sooner and result in more efficient express shipments delivered to my work in South Tipperary.’
    • ‘Things would be even more promising if Ireland had a normalised postal code system.’
    • ‘It was called following allegations that in one ward alone, 3,000 out of 7,000 postal codes were stolen, altered or falsified during last year's local elections.’
    • ‘And then there's the question of how often the postal codes change and how you'd track those changes.’
    • ‘Actually, the ‘fax your mp’ link will tell you from your postal code.’
    • ‘Councils in Greater Manchester are joining forces to fight a postal code lottery that means they get about £40 a person less than the national average to provide services and tackle poverty.’
    1. 1.1Canadian A mailing code similar to the US zip code.
      • ‘This is not an elitist festival for kids from certain postal codes - it's for families all over the city.’
      • ‘The results of this study were mapped at the neighbourhood level, postal code by postal code.’
      • ‘What would take the place of telephone numbers or postal codes or street addresses?’
      • ‘It is personally addressed to me (and my ‘family and friends’!) at the correct address, but there is a small error, in this case in the postal code.’
      • ‘Residents of the inner square mile will keep the current R0A 2A0 postal code.’
      • ‘He's had postal codes in Quebec City, Boston, Seattle, New Orleans and Paris, France and watched them all fade away in his rearview mirror.’
      • ‘I have had letters listing only my street address and ‘Canada’ on the envelope arrive at my door: no city, no province, no postal code.’


postal code

/ˈpoʊstəl ˌkoʊd/