postcard
Postal Post"al, a. [Cf. F. postal.] Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities. [1913 Webster]

{Postal card}, or {Post card}, a card used for transmission of messages through the mails, at a lower rate of postage than a sealed letter; also called {postcard}. Such cards are sold by the government with postage already paid, or by private vendors without a postage stamp. The message is written on one side of the card, and the address on the other.

{Postal money order}. See {Money order}, under {Money}.

{Postal note}, an order payable to bearer, for a sum of money (in the United States less than five dollars under existing law), issued from one post office and payable at another specified office.

{Postal Union}, a union for postal purposes entered into by the most important powers, or governments, which have agreed to transport mail matter through their several territories at a stipulated rate. [1913 Webster]


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  • postcard — post‧card [ˈpəʊstkɑːd ǁ ˈpoʊstkɑːrd] noun [countable] a small card that can be sent through the post without an envelope: • Send us your answer on a postcard. * * * postcard UK US /ˈpəʊstkɑːd/ noun [C] COMMUNICATIONS ► a small piece of very thin… …   Financial and business terms

  • Postcard — (engl.: Postkarte) steht für eine Plattenfirma, siehe Postcard Records eine Debitkarte der PostFinance eine Geschäftskundenkarte der Deutschen Post …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • postcard — 1870, from POST (Cf. post) (3) + CARD (Cf. card) (n) …   Etymology dictionary

  • postcard — A privately printed mailing card. (Compare to stamped card.) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postcard — ► NOUN ▪ a card for sending a message by post without an envelope …   English terms dictionary

  • postcard — [postkärd΄] n. 1. a card, usually with a picture on one side, that may be sent through the mail when a stamp is affixed, used to send short messages 2. loosely a postal card …   English World dictionary

  • Postcard — For the computer diagnostic tool, see POST card. For the record label, see Postcard Records. For the song by The Huntingtons, see Self Titled Album (The Huntingtons album). For the 2010 Japanese film, see Postcard (film). Example of a court card …   Wikipedia

  • postcard — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ picture ▪ holiday (BrE) VERB + POSTCARD ▪ write ▪ I hate writing postcards. ▪ mail …   Collocations dictionary

  • postcard — n. 1) to send a postcard 2) to drop smb. a postcard 3) a picture postcard * * * [ pəʊstkɑːd] a picture postcard to drop smb. a postcard to send a postcard …   Combinatory dictionary

  • postcard — I. noun Date: 1870 1. postal card 1 2. a card on which a message may be written for mailing without an envelope and to which the sender must affix a stamp • postcardlike adjective II. adjective Date: 1924 picturesque, picture postcard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postcard — [[t]po͟ʊstkɑː(r)d[/t]] postcards also post card N COUNT A postcard is a piece of thin card, often with a picture on one side, which you can write on and send to people without using an envelope. → See also picture postcard …   English dictionary

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