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.
Recent Examples on the Web But millions of dollars in postage have already been purchased, and the proofs for ballot design and signage have been approved. Globe Staff,, 6 July 2022 Finally, postage should be placed in the top righthand corner on the front of the envelope. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 14 June 2022 Baseball appears to be the next frontier, as the streamer now offers access to Friday Night Baseball, complete with pregame coverage and postage analysis — a good option for a real baseball junkie. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2022 Practically speaking, the postage-stamp-sized floor plan works because two areas serve triple-duty. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, 20 May 2022 As a tribute, Ingenuity had a postage-size bit of fabric from the brothers’ aircraft, known as the Flyer, attached to a cable under the solar panel. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Including postage, Swiss nationals will be set back about 145 Swiss francs (about $150 or €140). CNN, 3 May 2022 The money would make postage free for election mail and reduce the cost to localities and voters to receive ballots through the Postal Service. Jacob Bogage, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Apr. 2022 All works are for sale at £100 including postage as A4 archival C-type photo prints. Vogue, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of postage

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of postage was in 1536

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11 Aug 2022

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“Postage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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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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