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postage stamp

n.
A small, usually adhesive label issued by a government and sold in various denominations to be affixed to items of mail as evidence of the payment of postage.

postage stamp

n
1. (Philately) a printed paper label with a gummed back for attaching to mail as an official indication that the required postage has been paid
2. (Philately) a mark directly printed or embossed on an envelope, postcard, etc, serving the same function

post′age stamp`


n.
a small gummed label issued by postal authorities and affixed to an envelope, postcard, or package as evidence that postal charges have been paid. Also called stamp.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postage stamp - a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paidpostage stamp - a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
token, item - an individual instance of a type of symbol; "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"
Translations
طابَع بريدي
poštovní známka
frimærke
postimerkki
levélbélyegpostabélyeg
frímerki
poštna znamka
frimärke
posta pulu
邮票郵票

postage stamp

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post2

(pəust) noun
(the system of collecting, transporting and delivering) letters, parcels etc. I sent the book by post; Has the post arrived yet?; Is there any post for me?
verb
to send (a letter etc) by post. He posted the parcel yesterday.
ˈpostage (-tidʒ) noun
(the money paid for) the sending of a letter etc by post. The postage was $1.20.
ˈpostal adjective
of, or concerning, the system of sending letters etc. the postal service.
postage stamp
a small printed label fixed to a letter, parcel etc to show that postage has been paid.
postal order
a printed document bought at a post office, which can be exchanged at another post office for the amount of money paid for it.
postbox (ˈpəusboks) noun
(also ˈletterbox, ~ˈmailbox, ~pillar box) a box into which letters etc are put to be collected (and sent to their destination).
postcard (ˈpəuskaːd) noun
a card on which a message may be sent by post, often with a picture on one side (a picture postcard). She sent me a postcard of the Taj Mahal when she was in India.
postcode (ˈpəuskoud) noun
(American zip code) a set of letters and numbers added to the address on a letter to make delivery easier.
ˌpost-ˈfree adjective, adverb
without charge for sending by post. You can send it post-free.
ˌpost(-)ˈhaste adverb
very quickly. He travelled post(-)haste to London.
postman (ˈpəusmən) noun
(American ˈmailman) a person whose job is to (collect and) deliver letters etc. Has the postman been this morning yet?
postmark (ˈpəusmaːk) noun
a mark put on a letter at a post office, showing the date and place of posting, and cancelling the postage stamp. The postmark read `Beirut'.
postmaster (ˈpəusmaːstə) feminine postmistress (ˈpəusmistris) noun
the manager of a post office.
post office
an office for receiving and dispatching letters, parcels etc. Where is the nearest post office?
References in classic literature ?
There was not even a hard-surface road in the thirteen United States until 1794; nor even a postage stamp until 1847, the year in which Alexander Graham Bell was born.
I don't think I missed a single piece as big as a postage stamp.
A hobby, for instance,--a collection of postage stamps, china, any common aim of any sort?
One man collects postage stamps, another man collects butterflies.
I use heaps of postage stamps, pay the expenses of many indifferent lecturers, defray the cost of printing reams of pamphlets and hand-bills which hail the laborer flatteringly as the salt of the earth, write and edit a little socialist journal, and do what lies in my power generally.
Lucy did remember, and how she had suggested that George should collect postage stamps.
It was further made interesting, by the remarkable experiences of Jesse Hexam in having rescued from the Thames so many dead bodies, and for whose behoof a rapturous admirer subscribing himself 'A friend to Burial' (perhaps an undertaker), sent eighteen postage stamps, and five 'Now Sir's to the editor of the Times.
With swanky striped scales and a hyperactive sliver of a tongue, the San Francisco garter snake has slithered its way into postage stamp hiss-tory.
Not only was his likeness released on a postage stamp earlier this week, but Warner Bros.
Studios on Monday for the unveiling of the Dean postage stamp, the 78-year-old collector used the time to perform postal surgery with his new collectibles.
Mega pop stars Britney Spears, `N Sync, Faith Hill, Sugar Ray, M2M, Smash Mouth and more will be participating in a new micro-chip media the size of a postage stamp.
In a spin on the Yanks' process of determining by public vote whether a young or old Elvis Presley should be made into a postage stamp, designers are asking fans to cast their ballots for a young or old Garcia to appear beside Queen Elizabeth's royal cipher on a stamp of the crown colony of Montserrat, a Caribbean island in the British West Indies.

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