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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The charge for mailing an item.
  • n. The stamps, labels, or printing placed on an item to be mailed as evidence of payment of this charge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The charge for posting an item.
  • n. The postage stamp, or similar token, affixed to an item of post as evidence of payment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of posting or going by post; hence, passage; journey.
  • n. The rate or charge levied on letters or other articles conveyed by post.
  • n. The hire of a horse for traveling; the sum paid for the hire.
  • n. The sending of letters, etc., by post.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the charge for mailing something
  • n. a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid

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