Definition of Postage stamp

1. Noun. A small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid.

Exact synonyms: Postage, Stamp
Generic synonyms: Item, Token
Derivative terms: Post, Stamp

Definition of Postage stamp

1. Noun. A small piece of printed paper stuck on an item to be mailed, indicating that postage has been paid. ¹

2. Noun. (context: figuratively colloquial) A very small area. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Postage Stamp

postage meter
postage meters
postage stamp (current term)
postage stamps
postal address
postal addresses
postal authority
postal ballot
postal box
postal card
postal clerk
postal code
postal codes
postal forgery
postal history

Literary usage of Postage stamp

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"It also consists of the postmarking of letters, envelopes or packets, and in the cancellation of the postage-stamp or stamps thereon, with, in, ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1907)
"The largest regular postage-stamp is the five-pound Great Britain, two ;md a half ... The postage-stamp of smallest face value is the Spanish milesima, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Within twenty-five years of the first issue of a postage stamp in London, ... The first postage stamp used in Germany was issued in the kingdom of Bavaria ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1854)
"... Catalogues will be sent by Post on receipt of Two postage stamp. to prepay it. 46. New Bond Street, corner of Maddox Street. ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Within twenty-five years of the first issue of a postage stamp in London the known ... On the whole, within the course of seven years the postage stamp was ..."

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