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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.
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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
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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]
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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'"
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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?
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References in periodicals archive ?
NEWS 1840 The first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, was officially issued.
1840 6 MAY The first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, was used.
| 1626: Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets | 1840: World's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain | 1889: Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris opens with the recently completed Eiffel Tower serving as the entrance arch | 1910: King Edward VII died.
The inventor of the adhesive postage stamp, James Chalmers, was born in Dundee.In 1837 he submitted a letter outlining his proposal for an adhesive postage stamp.
In May of what year was the Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, issued in the United Kingdom?
After inventing the post, in Birmingham, Sir Rowland Hill was working out how to make sure people could use it - and in May 1840 he came up with the Penny Black, the rst adhesive postage stamp.
It was not until 1793 that uniformed postmen hit the streets for the first time and the first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, was released nationally in 1840.
The company produced the first adhesive postage stamp in 1840 and 20 years later started producing bank notes for the Bank of Mauritius.
One of the exhibitors is former Batelco chief executive Andrew Hearn, who is displaying the world's first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black.
The collectivist idea that everybody in the country should be able to send post anywhere in the country for the same price, and that an adhesive postage stamp would be just the ticket, didn't just come from Britain, it came from Dundee.