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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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 Our web site calculates postage based on the total weight of the books and the delivery address. The Reader's Catalog, "Frequently Asked Questions," 17 June 2019 Those expenses can include credit monitoring after the breach, legal expenses, postage, notaries and more. @nerdwallet,, "You probably are affected by the Equifax data breach; here’s what to do," 1 Aug. 2019 Purchased services — such as professional development, printing and postage — is also part of the expenditures, taking up 7.6% of the budget. Marissa Plescia,, "New Trier High School approves tentative budget for fiscal year 2020 with plans to pay down pension liabilities," 22 July 2019 But prices for staples, apparel, postage, home-improvement supplies or restaurants have been relatively stable since 2008. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Are Companies’ Price Increases Painting Them Into a Corner?," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of postage

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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