Postmark \Post"mark`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Postmarked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Postmarking}.] To mark with a post-office stamp; as, to postmark a letter or parcel. [1913 Webster]

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  • postmark — post‧mark [ˈpəʊstmɑːk ǁ ˈpoʊstmɑːrk] noun [countable] an official mark made on a letter, showing when and where it was sent: • The letter had a London postmark. postmarked adjective : • Applications must be postmarked by midnight the day before… …   Financial and business terms

  • postmark — ► NOUN ▪ an official mark stamped on a letter or parcel, giving the date of posting and cancelling the postage stamp. ► VERB ▪ stamp with a postmark …   English terms dictionary

  • postmark — [pōst′märk΄] n. a post office mark stamped on a piece of mail, canceling the postage stamp and recording the date and place of sending or receiving vt. to stamp with a postmark …   English World dictionary

  • Postmark — Post mark , n. The mark, or stamp, of a post office on a letter, giving the place and date of mailing or of arrival. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postmark — (n.) 1670s, from POST (Cf. post) (3) + MARK (Cf. mark) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • postmark — A postal cancellation imprint on letters flats and parcels. The imprint shows date and the name, state, and ZIP Code of the post office or sectional center facility that accepted custody of the mailpiece. (Also see backstamp) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Postmark — A postmark is a postal marking made on a letter, package, postcard or the like indicating the (more or less precise) date and time that the item was delivered into the care of the postal service. Modern postmarks are often applied simultaneously… …   Wikipedia

  • postmark — UK [ˈpəʊs(t)ˌmɑː(r)k] / US [ˈpoʊs(t)ˌmɑrk] noun [countable] Word forms postmark : singular postmark plural postmarks an official mark that the post office puts on a letter or parcel to show when and where it was posted Derived word: postmark UK / …   English dictionary

  • postmark — [[t]po͟ʊstmɑː(r)k[/t]] postmarks N COUNT A postmark is a mark which is printed on letters and packages at a post office. It shows the time and place at which something was posted. All the letters bore an Aberdeen postmark …   English dictionary

  • postmark — I. noun Date: 1678 an official postal marking on a piece of mail; specifically a mark showing the post office and date of mailing II. transitive verb Date: 1716 to put a postmark on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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