postage
noun Date: 1654 1. the fee for postal service 2. adhesive stamps or printed indicia representing postal fees

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postage — cost of sending something by mail, 1650s, from POST (Cf. post) (3) + AGE (Cf. age). Postage stamp is attested from 1840; they were recorded as being collected in albums by 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • postage — Payment for delivery service that is affixed or imprinted to a mailpiece, usually in the form of a postage stamp, permit imprint, or meter impression …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Postage — (engl., spr. pōstĕdsch), (Brief ) Porto; P. stamp, Freimarke …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • postage — ► NOUN 1) the sending of letters and parcels by post. 2) the amount required to send something by post …   English terms dictionary

  • postage — [pōs′tij] n. [ POST3 + AGE] the amount charged for mailing a letter or package, esp. as represented by stamps or indicia …   English World dictionary

  • postage — noun VERB + POSTAGE ▪ pay ▪ I had to pay $4 postage. ▪ cover (esp. BrE) ▪ Add £3 to each order to cover postage. ▪ include …   Collocations dictionary

  • postage — n. 1) to pay the postage 2) the return postage * * * [ pəʊstɪdʒ] the return postage to pay the postage …   Combinatory dictionary

  • postage — post|age [ˈpəustıdʒ US ˈpous ] n [U] the money charged for sending a letter, package etc by post ▪ How much is the postage for a postcard? postage and packing BrE /postage and handling AmE (=the charge for packing and sending something you have… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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