What does postage mean?

Definitions for postage
ˈpoʊ stɪdʒpostage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. postagenoun

    the charge for mailing something

  2. postage, postage stamp, stampnoun

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


  1. postagenoun

    The charge for posting an item

  2. postagenoun

    The postage stamp, or similar token, affixed to an item of post as evidence of payment

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Postagenoun

    Money paid for conveyance of a letter.

    Etymology: from post.

    Fifty pounds for the postage of a letter! to send by the church, is the dearest road in Christendom. Dryden.


  1. postage

    The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems. Since the mid-19th century, national postal systems have generally been established as a government monopoly, with a fee on the article prepaid. Proof of payment is usually in the form of an adhesive postage stamp, but a postage meter is also used for bulk mailing. Postal authorities often have functions aside from transporting letters. In some countries, a postal, telegraph and telephone (PTT) service oversees the postal system, in addition to telephone and telegraph systems. Some countries' postal systems allow for savings accounts and handle applications for passports. The Universal Postal Union (UPU), established in 1874, includes 192 member countries and sets the rules for international mail exchanges as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations.


  1. postage

    Postage refers to the charge or fee assigned by a postal service for shipping or delivering letters, packages, and other items. This fee is usually determined by factors such as the weight, size, and destination of the item being mailed. It is typically paid by purchasing and attaching a stamp, or through digital means in some postal systems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Postagenoun

    the price established by law to be paid for the conveyance of a letter or other mailable matter by a public post


  1. Postage

    Postage was released in 2003 as an in depth synopsis of Supergroove's output. Whilst it is the band's Greatest Hits collection there were a number of songs on the album, predominantly from singles, which had not been previously released on any of the band's earlier albums and EPs. Noticeable inclusions are "Sex Police", "Here Comes The Supergroove" and a new remix by New Zealand Hip Hop producer P-Money. The original 2003 release included a second disc of remixed tracks and live recordings of some of their most well known songs during their mid 1990s peak. This was deleted the following year and replaced with an abbreviated single disc version. When the band reformed in 2007 initially to support Crowded House and then for their own tours in 2008 a third version of the album was released with revised packaging and track listing as well as a new bonus disc, a DVD containing 11 of the band's music videos.

Editors Contribution

  1. postage

    The cost to post or mail an item.

    Postage costs are a facet of the budget for a business, company, enterprise or organization.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of postage in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of postage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of postage in a Sentence

  1. Josh Billings:

    Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

  2. Unknown:

    Be positive in addressing the envelope to your future, For enclosed are your efforts from the past. Be certain of the postage and double check what class.

  3. Kristina Wong:

    I was like' I can do this. I can sew.' I just sort of refuse to believe that we're powerless in these situations, i made my first mask on March 20th. I posted on my Facebook page' If you are immunocompromised or don't have access to masks, I'll make you a mask. Just reimburse me $ 5 for postage.'.

  4. Josh Billings:

    My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.

  5. Josh Billings:

    Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

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