Definition of Philately

1. Noun. The collection and study of postage stamps.

Exact synonyms: Stamp Collecting, Stamp Collection
Generic synonyms: Aggregation, Assembling, Collecting, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Aerophilately
Derivative terms: Philatelic, Philatelical, Philatelist



Definition of Philately

1. n. The collection of postage stamps of various issues.

Definition of Philately

1. Noun. Stamp collecting. ¹

2. Noun. The study of postage stamps, postal routes, postal history, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Philately

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Medical Definition of Philately

1. Study of stamps or postal markings. It usually refers to the design and commemorative aspects of the stamp. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philately

philanthropist
philanthropistic
philanthropists
philanthropoid
philanthropoids
philanthropy
philatelic
philatelic forgeries
philatelic forgery
philatelical
philatelically
philatelically inspired
philatelies
philatelist
philatelists
philately (current term)
philatories
philatory
philautic
philauty
philematology
philerast
philerasts
philharmonic
philharmonic orchestra
philharmonic orchestras
philharmonic pitch
philharmonics
philhellene
philhellenes

Literary usage of Philately

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A unique branch of philately is that of Stale revenue stamps. These stamps, which are exceedingly rare, represent the tax imposed upon the citizens by the ..."

2. Catalogby Indiana State Library by Indiana State Library (1906)
"Book« on philately in the Carnegie library of Pittsburgh. 1901. (See ISL coi. Bibliography pam. v. 1. no. '.' PORTUGAL—Détonation and travel. ..."

3. The United States Post Office: Its Past Record, Present Condition, and by Daniel Calhoun Roper (1917)
"... philately THE widespread business of stamp-collecting is proof that the work of the post office is capable of making a strong appeal to the imagination ..."

4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"See philately. Philatelic Society of London, The, an association founded in London in 1869, ... The society publishes the 'Monthly Journal of philately. ..."

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