postage stamp

postage stamp - A gummed or self-adhesive paper stamp affixed to mail as payment for postal services. Types of stamps include definitive stamp (regular-issue stamp), special-issue stamp, and commemorative stamp. (Compare with metered postage)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • postage stamp — ➔ stamp1 * * * postage stamp UK US noun [C] FORMAL COMMUNICATIONS ► STAMP(Cf. ↑stamp) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • Postage stamp — Postage Post age, n. The price established by law to be paid for the conveyance of a letter or other mailable matter by a public post. [1913 Webster] {Postage stamp}, a government stamp required to be put upon articles sent by mail in payment of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postage stamp — postage stamps N COUNT A postage stamp is a small piece of gummed paper that you buy from the post office and stick on an envelope or package before you post it. [FORMAL] Syn: stamp …   English dictionary

  • postage stamp — ► NOUN ▪ an adhesive stamp applied to a letter or parcel to indicate the amount of postage paid …   English terms dictionary

  • postage stamp — n. a government stamp to be put on a letter or package as a sign that the postage has been prepaid: it is either a small, printed, gummed label or a design imprinted on an envelope, postal card, etc …   English World dictionary

  • postage stamp — n formal a stamp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postage stamp — postage ,stamp noun count FORMAL a stamp that is put on an envelope, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Postage stamp — A postage stamp is an adhesive paper evidence of pre paying a fee for postal services. Usually a small paper rectangle or square that is attached to an envelope, the postage stamp signifies that the person sending the letter or package may have… …   Wikipedia

  • postage stamp — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms postage stamp : singular postage stamp plural postage stamps formal a stamp that is put on an envelope etc …   English dictionary

  • postage stamp — noun a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid • Syn: ↑postage, ↑stamp • Derivationally related forms: ↑stamp (for: ↑stamp), ↑post (for …   Useful english dictionary


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