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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If signed into law, Assembly Bill 216 would require county elections officials to send prepaid postage envelopes with ballots mailed to voters. Patrick Mcgreevy,, "California's campaign watchdog panel deadlocks on proposal to make its chairperson part time," 21 June 2018 For Wish, there are still real challenges to its warehouse approach serving as the company’s answer to the cheap-China-postage predicament. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Trump’s latest China threat could crush the $8 billion Amazon competitor Wish. Here’s its plan to fight back.," 18 Oct. 2018 According to Palestinian postage official Ramadan Ghazawi, Israel did not honor a 2008 agreement with the Palestinians to send and receive mail directly through Jordan. Fox News, "Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel," 19 Aug. 2018 Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, incomplete, inaccurate or postage due entries. House Beautiful, "Official Rules for America's Ultimate Strawberry Jam Contest," 28 June 2012 That money goes toward printing millions of vouchers, mailing them out, paying for the postage for voters to send them back in, and hiring staff to process the thousands that do come back to the city. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Seattle’s radical plan to fight big money in politics," 5 Nov. 2018 For example, senders and recipients of email don’t pay postage. Greg Ip, WSJ, "The Unintended Consequences of the ‘Free’ Internet," 14 Nov. 2018 Given how many millennials are flocking to major cities, living in postage-size apartments, this should come as no surprise. Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Mid-Century Modern Design," 13 Sep. 2018 The change will save money spent on postage and allow missionaries to find out quicker, the church said. Brady Mccombs, Fox News, "No more snail mail: Mormons to receive mission calls online," 6 Sep. 2018

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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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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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