postage stamp definition

  • noun:
    • a little, typically adhesive label issued by a government and sold in several denominations to-be affixed to items of mail as proof the repayment of postage.
    • A small little bit of imprinted report trapped on an item to-be mailed, suggesting that postage has been compensated.
    • a rather small area.
    • a government stamp necessary to be put upon articles delivered by mail in payment associated with postage, esp. an adhesive stamp given and sold for the purpose.
    • An official mark or stamp, either affixed to or embossed on letters, etc., sent through the emails, as proof the prepayment of postage. Also referred to as post-stamp. See stamp.
    • a little adhesive token stuck on a letter or bundle to point that that postal charges have-been paid

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