- the charge for the conveyance of a letter or other matter sent by mail, usually prepaid by means of a stamp or stamps.
Origin of postage
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Examples from the Web for postage
“Honoring predator Harvey Milk on a U.S. postage stamp is disturbing to say the least,” reads the press release.Fringe Factor: Keep Harvey Milk Off Our Mail!
June 1, 2014
She was relentless in her efforts to have my father honored with a United States postage stamp.How Betty Shabazz Persevered After Her Husband, Malcolm X, Was Killed
February 2, 2013
There is no limit on the amount of mail one can send a voter, and candidates do not get a special discount on postage.Is Super PACs’ Influence on the 2012 Presidential Election Overhyped?
February 16, 2012
Then Harris walked onto the postage stamp-sized stage, flashed that beauty queen smile and urged her crowd to hunker down.The Nail-Biter Race in California
November 3, 2010
Make your letter light and thin, for the distance is great and the postage heavy.A Mark Twain Christmas Story
The Daily Beast
December 24, 2009
But he didn't pay the postage on his own letter, so that I had to fork out double.In the Midst of Alarms
The postage wasn't paid on it, and that was another thing to worry about.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I have a collection of postage stamps and a number of duplicates.
Postage stamps, postmarks, and Indian relics for postage stamps.
Price, 75 Cents per Number; $9.00 per Annum, postage prepaid.The Electoral Votes of 1876
David Dudley Field
- the charge for delivering a piece of mail
- (as modifier)postage charges
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Word Origin and History for postage
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