from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, usually adhesive label issued by a government and sold in various denominations to be affixed to items of mail as evidence of the payment of postage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small piece of printed paper stuck on an item to be mailed, indicating that postage has been paid.
- n. A very small area.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a government stamp required to be put upon articles sent by mail in payment of the postage, esp. an adhesive stamp issued and sold for that purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An official mark or stamp, either affixed to or embossed on letters, etc., sent through the mails, as evidence of the prepayment of postage. Also called post-stamp. See stamp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
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But in Sperry’s experimental frog, some of the nerve cells sniffing out belly skin found the postage stamp of belly skin grafted on the back, presumably because it smelled right.
While discussing his neighbor's contemptible conduct over the after-supper pipe, I remarked that I offered to bet him ten dollars to a postage stamp that he wasn't born and bred in our
[The postage stamp bears the mark Palaiseau 9 May, '66.]