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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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