second-class mail

second-class mail
/ˌsekənd klɑ:s 'meɪl/ noun
a less expensive, slower mail service
The letter took three days to arrive because he sent it second-class.

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  • second-class mail — or second class post noun Mail sent at a cheaper rate, therefore taking longer for delivery • • • Main Entry: ↑second …   Useful english dictionary

  • second-class mail — (obsolete) (See Periodicals) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • second class mail — Newspapers and other periodical publications. 41 Am J1st P O § 57 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • second-class — ˈsecond class adjective [only before a noun] 1. second class mail is cheaper to send than first class mail because it takes slightly longer to be delivered: • We aim to deliver 96% of second class letters by the third working day after collection …   Financial and business terms

  • second-class — adj [only before noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(people)¦ 2¦(lower standard)¦ 3¦(travel)¦ 4¦(mail)¦ 5¦(university degree)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PEOPLE)¦ considered to be less important and less valuable than other people ▪ Why should old people be treated like second… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • second-class — adj [only before noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(people)¦ 2¦(lower standard)¦ 3¦(travel)¦ 4¦(mail)¦ 5¦(university degree)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PEOPLE)¦ considered to be less important and less valuable than other people ▪ Why should old people be treated like second… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • second-class — [sek′ənd klas′, sek′əndkläs′] adj. 1. of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the highest; of secondary quality 2. designating or of accommodations next below the best [a second class railway carriage ] ☆ 3. designating or of a class of… …   English World dictionary

  • second class — ˈsecond class adjective [only before a noun] 1. second class mail is cheaper to send than first class mail because it takes slightly longer to be delivered: • We aim to deliver 96% of second class letters by the third working day after collection …   Financial and business terms

  • second-class post — second class mail or second class post noun Mail sent at a cheaper rate, therefore taking longer for delivery • • • Main Entry: ↑second …   Useful english dictionary

  • second-class — I. adj 1. Belonging in the class that is next to the highest or next best. He was only a second class math student. His parents traveled as second class passengers on the boat. The periodical came as second class mail. Compare: first class, third …   Словарь американских идиом

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