postcard

noun
post·​card | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌkärd How to pronounce postcard (audio) \

Definition of postcard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a card on which a message may be written for mailing without an envelope and to which the sender must affix a stamp

postcard

adjective

Definition of postcard (Entry 2 of 2)

: picturesque, picture-postcard a postcard village

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Other Words from postcard

Noun

postcardlike \ ˈpōs(t)-​ˌkärd-​ˌlīk How to pronounce postcardlike (audio) \ adjective

Examples of postcard in a Sentence

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Across its mailing products, which includes stamps for letters and postcards, the Postal Service is raising prices by 2.5%. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates in January," 5 Nov. 2018 To recreate Hiroshima, the students studied old photographs and postcards and interviewed survivors of the bombing to hear their experiences and get their feedback on the VR footage. Haruka Nuga, The Seattle Times, "Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing," 7 Aug. 2018 There's one in an old cannery that was once the center of industry here, one with old Pyrex cookware, one dedicated to old postcards and another with an extensive second-floor collection of beer cans. Jim Webster, chicagotribune.com, "In Havre de Grace, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay, a rich maritime history - and ducks, lots of ducks," 27 June 2018 Participants were encouraged to sign postcards and a petition that will be delivered in person to the CPUC. Lyndsay Winkley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Protesters reject proposed SDG&E pipeline," 17 June 2018 Potts walks us through the origins of some of the most popular vacation memorabilia, including postcards and the still confoundedly ubiquitous souvenir spoons. Diane Daniel, BostonGlobe.com, "Spoons, magnets, rocks: New book looks at the history of souvenirs," 12 June 2018 Hubble has been helping astronomers better understand the universe, and thrilling laypeople with its gorgeous cosmic postcards, for more than a quarter century. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Galaxy Distorted by Long-Ago Collision Glows in Gorgeous Hubble Photo," 1 June 2018 Toussaint had bigger plans than a postcard for the animals in her kingdom and pushed her team for more figurative three-dimensional pieces. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How the Cartier Panther Became a Jewelry Icon," 20 Mar. 2019 Prince has sued one county sheriff over the fact that the office sent out postcards reminding gun owners that time to renew their permits was coming up. Maria Panaritis, Philly.com, "This Pa. sheriff is trying to boost background checks for concealed carry gun permits. He's getting blowback. | Maria Panaritis," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of postcard

Noun

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1924, in the meaning defined above

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postcard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of postcard

: a card on which a message may be sent by mail without an envelope and that often has a picture on one side

postcard

noun
post·​card | \ ˈpōst-ˌkärd How to pronounce postcard (audio) \

Kids Definition of postcard

1 : a card on which a message may be sent by mail without an envelope and that often has a picture on one side

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