postmark

noun
post·​mark | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌmärk How to pronounce postmark (audio) \

Definition of postmark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an official postal marking on a piece of mail specifically : a mark showing the post office and date of mailing

postmark

verb
postmarked; postmarking; postmarks

Definition of postmark (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to put a postmark on

Examples of postmark in a Sentence

Verb The package was postmarked 13 February.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Information on ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers is available at usps.com/shop. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's Grand Island Ice Caves get their own U.S. Postal Service stamp," 12 Dec. 2019 Those who have their cards stamped at Noel can choose from two different Christmas postmarks. Lee Ann Murphy, USA TODAY, "Here's how a small town in Missouri became known as 'The Christmas City'," 9 Dec. 2019 Glew declined to comment on what leads police may have, if postmarks indicate where the letters were mailed from or if the messages were tied to anything specific that has happened at the schools. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Letters containing racist slurs sent to three Evanston-Skokie District 65 schools," 12 Nov. 2019 Three area children designed the T-Rex pictorial postmarks, according to the news release. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Aberdeen Post Office celebrates ‘Customer Appreciation Day’," 3 Sep. 2019 Customers can get the postmark when sending a postcard or mail in an envelope that is addressed and has postage affixed, according to a news release from the USPS. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Aberdeen Post Office celebrates ‘Customer Appreciation Day’," 3 Sep. 2019 That family dynamic is present in the postcards McCarrick sent to Grein — notes without postmarks that were included in letters McCarrick sent to his father. Washington Post, "Ex-cardinal letters show signs of grooming victims for abuse," 6 Aug. 2019 All cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt. National Geographic, "Africa by Private Jet - 2020 Departure," 19 Apr. 2019 The postal service offers pictorial postmarks to highlight local events and communities nationwide. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida’s gay capital gets its own postmark for pride parade," 6 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Letters postmarked Trenton, N.J., that later tested positive for anthrax were sent to the New York Post and NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1961, UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia.," 18 Sep. 2019 After all, tax returns and even voter registration forms are still accepted late if postmarked on the deadline. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Lawsuit challenges Arizona's deadline for mail ballots," 27 Nov. 2019 There's a limit of two rebate redemptions per product, per household, and rebate submissions must be postmarked within 30 days of the purchase date. Wired, "Our Fave Cyber Monday Deals for $50 or Less," 2 Dec. 2019 Ballots must be postmarked by Dec. 31 and any new Hall of Famers will be introduced Jan. 21. BostonGlobe.com, "The Red Sox need a starter with," 23 Nov. 2019 Washington is an all-mail-ballot state and ballots must be postmarked or deposited in local drop boxes by 8 p.m. on election night, which means final results might not be known for days after the election. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum," 18 Oct. 2019 Washington is an all-mail-ballot state and ballots must be postmarked or deposited in local drop boxes by 8 p.m. on election night, which means final results might not be known for days after the election. Washington Post, "Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum," 18 Oct. 2019 What’s more, the city accepts ballots until Friday as long as they were postmarked by election day. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "Nail-biter San Francisco races hinge on 70,000 uncounted ballots," 6 Nov. 2019 Mail-in registration for new voters must be postmarked by Oct. 29, 2019. courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of postmark

Noun

1678, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1716, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postmark was in 1678

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“Postmark.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmark. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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postmark

noun
How to pronounce postmark (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of postmark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a mark placed over the stamp on a piece of mail that shows when the mail was sent and where it was sent from and that makes it impossible to use the stamp again

postmark

verb

English Language Learners Definition of postmark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put a postmark on (something)

postmark

noun
post·​mark | \ ˈpōst-ˌmärk How to pronounce postmark (audio) \

Kids Definition of postmark

: a mark put on a piece of mail especially for canceling the postage stamp

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