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

Definition of postage-stamp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: suggesting a postage stamp in size : very small postage-stamp yards

postage stamp


Definition of postage stamp (Entry 2 of 2)

: a government adhesive stamp or imprinted stamp for use on mail as evidence of prepayment of postage

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The artist has also illustrated multiple TIME magazine covers, covers for Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated, and several U.S. postage stamps. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meet the Artist Behind the Stunning Meghan Markle Portrait Featured by Beyoncé and Jay-Z," 21 Feb. 2019 Born, like Parajanov, in Soviet Georgia to Armenian parents, Sayat Nova was enough of a hero to have the 250th anniversary of his birth commemorated in 1962 with a postage stamp. New York Times, "In ‘The Color of Pomegranates,’ the Cinema of the Cryptic," 24 May 2018 And there was even talk, at one point, of attaching postage stamps to e-mail. David Scharfenberg,, "Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data," 14 June 2018 Her face has graced a postage stamp, a statue of her now stands in Clarkesville, and awards, buildings, and even a stretch of highway have been named for her. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman," 8 June 2018 Never mind that his once thriving kingdom has shrunk to the size of a postage stamp, inhabited by 1,000 citizens too feeble or damaged to leave. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Love and death in Spring Green: 'The Recruiting Officer,' 'Exit the King'," 3 July 2018 North Korea even issued special anti-US postage stamps. The Christian Science Monitor, "North Korea cancels its annual anti-US rally," 25 June 2018 North Korea even issued special anti-U.S. postage stamps. Fox News, "In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally," 25 June 2018 According to previous reports, Harington and Leslie have apparently invited 200 guests to their wedding, and the extra special invitations featured postage stamps with Harington's character in Game of Thrones, Jon Snow, on them. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Co-Stars Arrive in Scotland for Rose Leslie and Kit Harington's Wedding," 23 June 2018

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