post·​age | \ ˈpō-stij How to pronounce postage (audio) \

Definition of postage

1 : the fee for postal service
2 : adhesive stamps or printed indicia representing postal fees

Examples of postage in a Sentence

How much is the postage for this package? Enclose two dollars for postage and handling. I hope I put enough postage on the package.
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Recent Examples on the Web Two alleged dark web drug dealers sold almost $9 million worth of fake Adderall online, only to see their illicit empire fall apart by buying postage on Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "A dark web drug ring came crashing down thanks to," 27 June 2019 Ohio Gun Owners in 2016 spent $99,936, including $26,252 on printing, postage and mail, and $6,055 on advertising. Andrew J. Tobias,, "How one Ohio gun-rights group aims to upend the public debate by scaring Republicans," 27 Aug. 2019 Another victory for Democrats on the final day of the session was a bill that would require the state to pay the postage on ballots being returned by mail., "Oregon lawmakers wrap up buzzer-beating 2019 session," 30 June 2019 For an instantly recognizable national monument that has adorned the postage and the currency, the answers should be obvious. Michael O’donnell, WSJ, "‘Sentinel’ Review: The New Colossus," 9 Nov. 2018 The Pew Charitable Trusts is offering to help states cover costs of postage and bulk mail service to contact unregistered adults. Sun Sentinel Editorial Board,, "The right call: Florida finally joins voter protection effort in time for 2020 | Editorial," 21 Aug. 2019 Those expenses can include credit monitoring after the breach, legal expenses, postage, notaries and more. Washington Post, "How to navigate the Equifax data breach settlement offer," 26 July 2019 How much of the money passes through to cover postage and printing? Fox News, "Maxine Waters hit with FEC complaint over mailer money," 1 Aug. 2018 At Hyacinth on Grand Avenue, chef Rikki Giambruno spends many weekend mornings at the St. Paul Farmers’ Market loading up on the freshest vegetables to serve in salads and pastas in his postage-stamp sized Italian restaurant. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "No Fair! 8 ideas if you’d rather not go to the Great Minnesota Get-Together," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of postage

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Oct 2019

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The first known use of postage was in 1536

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English Language Learners Definition of postage

: the cost of sending a letter or package by mail
: the stamps attached to a letter or package


post·​age | \ ˈpō-stij How to pronounce postage (audio) \

Kids Definition of postage

: a fee for sending a letter or package by mail

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