What does postage stamp mean?

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postage stamp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. postage, postage stamp, stamp(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. postage stamp(Noun)

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

  2. postage stamp(Noun)

    A very small area.

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  1. Postage stamp

    A postage stamp is a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage. Typically, stamps are made from special paper, with a national designation and denomination on the face, and a gum adhesive on the reverse side. Postage stamps are purchased from a postal administration or other authorized vendor and are used to pay for the costs involved in moving mail as well as other business necessities such as insurance and registration. The stamp’s shape is usually that of a small rectangle of varying proportions, though triangles or other shapes are occasionally used. The stamp is affixed to an envelope or other postal cover that the customer wishes to send. The item is then processed by the postal system, where a postmark, sometimes known as a cancellation mark, is usually applied over the stamp and cover; this procedure marks the stamp as used, which prevents its reuse. The postmark indicates the date and point of origin of the mailing. The mailed item is then delivered to the address that the customer has applied to the envelope or cover. Postage stamps have facilitated the delivery of mail since the 1840s. Before this time, ink and hand-stamps, usually made from wood or cork, were often used to frank the mail and confirm the payment of postage. The first adhesive postage stamp, commonly referred to as the Penny Black, was issued in the United Kingdom in 1840. The invention of the stamp was a part of the attempt to reform and improve the postal system in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which in the early 19th century was in disarray and rife with corruption. There are varying accounts of the inventor or inventors of the stamp.

How to pronounce postage stamp?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say postage stamp in sign language?

  1. postagestamp

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of postage stamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of postage stamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of postage stamp in a Sentence

  1. Josh Billings:

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

  2. Josh Billings:

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

  3. Josh Billings:

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

Images & Illustrations of postage stamp

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