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post·mark

 (pōst′märk′)
n.
An official mark printed over a postage stamp, especially one that cancels the stamp and records the date and place of mailing.
tr.v. post·marked, post·mark·ing, post·marks
To stamp with such a mark.

postmark

(ˈpəʊstˌmɑːk)
n
any mark stamped on mail by postal officials, such as a simple obliteration, date mark, or indication of route. See also cancellation
vb
(tr) to put such a mark on mail

post•mark

(ˈpoʊstˌmɑrk)

n.
1. an official mark stamped on mail passed through a postal system, showing the place and date of sending or receipt.
v.t.
2. to stamp with a postmark.

postmark


Past participle: postmarked
Gerund: postmarking

Imperative
postmark
postmark
Present
I postmark
you postmark
he/she/it postmarks
we postmark
you postmark
they postmark
Preterite
I postmarked
you postmarked
he/she/it postmarked
we postmarked
you postmarked
they postmarked
Present Continuous
I am postmarking
you are postmarking
he/she/it is postmarking
we are postmarking
you are postmarking
they are postmarking
Present Perfect
I have postmarked
you have postmarked
he/she/it has postmarked
we have postmarked
you have postmarked
they have postmarked
Past Continuous
I was postmarking
you were postmarking
he/she/it was postmarking
we were postmarking
you were postmarking
they were postmarking
Past Perfect
I had postmarked
you had postmarked
he/she/it had postmarked
we had postmarked
you had postmarked
they had postmarked
Future
I will postmark
you will postmark
he/she/it will postmark
we will postmark
you will postmark
they will postmark
Future Perfect
I will have postmarked
you will have postmarked
he/she/it will have postmarked
we will have postmarked
you will have postmarked
they will have postmarked
Future Continuous
I will be postmarking
you will be postmarking
he/she/it will be postmarking
we will be postmarking
you will be postmarking
they will be postmarking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been postmarking
you have been postmarking
he/she/it has been postmarking
we have been postmarking
you have been postmarking
they have been postmarking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been postmarking
you will have been postmarking
he/she/it will have been postmarking
we will have been postmarking
you will have been postmarking
they will have been postmarking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been postmarking
you had been postmarking
he/she/it had been postmarking
we had been postmarking
you had been postmarking
they had been postmarking
Conditional
I would postmark
you would postmark
he/she/it would postmark
we would postmark
you would postmark
they would postmark
Past Conditional
I would have postmarked
you would have postmarked
he/she/it would have postmarked
we would have postmarked
you would have postmarked
they would have postmarked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postmark - a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officialspostmark - a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
Verb1.postmark - stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
stamp - to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something; "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
Translations
خَتْـمُ البَريدخَتْم البَريد
poštovní razítko
poststempel
postileima
poštanski žig
postabélyegző
póststimpill
消印
소인
poštová pečiatka
poststämpel
ตราประทับบนไปรษณียภัณฑ์
dấu bưu điện

postmark

[ˈpəʊstmɑːk]
A. Nmatasellos m inv
date as postmarksegún fecha del matasellos
B. VTmatasellar
it is postmarked "León"lleva el matasellos de León

postmark

[ˈpəʊstmɑːrk] ncachet m (de la poste)

postmark

[ˈpəʊstˌmɑːk]
1. nbollo or timbro postale
2. vttimbrare
it was postmarked Rome → il timbro postale era di Roma

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?

postmark

خَتْـمُ البَريد poštovní razítko poststempel Poststempel ταχυδρομική σφραγίδα matasellos postileima cachet de la poste poštanski žig timbro postale 消印 소인 poststempel poststempel stempel pocztowy carimbo postal почтовый штемпель poststämpel ตราประทับบนไปรษณียภัณฑ์ posta damgası dấu bưu điện 邮戳
References in classic literature ?
Why, otherwise, had she looked up so eagerly the moment her daughter mentioned the postmark.
He did not see the Englishman fold up and place in his pocket the accusation written by Danglars under the arbor of La Reserve, and which had the postmark, "Marseilles, 27th Feb.
I did think of it, but this letter has neither date nor postmark.
From Dundee,' I answered, glancing at the postmark.
When I called on Wednesday there was a letter with the West Kensington postmark upon it, and my name scrawled across the envelope in a handwriting which looked like a barbed-wire railing.
Then, with a more thoughtful eye, he ripped open the letter from his more distinguished contributor, which bore a postmark of Devonshire, and read as follows:
He had not thought of looking at the postmark on her letter and did not know how many days it had lain in the rack.
Strand postmark, and dispatched ten thirty-six," said Holmes, reading it over and over.
It bore the Kirkandrew postmark, and It was addressed to her in Anne's handwriting.
I looked at the letter, out of curiosity, before I laid it on the chimney- piece, and noticed the handwriting and the postmark.
It consisted simply of a visiting-card, in an envelope with an English postmark.
These were home letters bearing an earlier postmark than that of the former packets, and as Major Dobbin recognized among his the handwriting of his sister, who always crossed and recrossed her letters to her brother--gathered together all the possible bad news which she could collect, abused him and read him lectures with sisterly frankness, and always left him miserable for the day after "dearest William" had achieved the perusal of one of her epistles--the truth must be told that dearest William did not hurry himself to break the seal of Miss Dobbin's letter, but waited for a particularly favourable day and mood for doing so.