Definition of postcard in English:



  • A card for sending a message by post without an envelope, typically having a photograph or other illustration on one side.

    ‘he promised to send me a picture postcard’
    • ‘It was a photograph that was on the back of a postcard, and on the postcard there was a note to my father.’
    • ‘She sends messages from my parents, who are waiting for postcards and letters they can hold in their hands.’
    • ‘The writer has now devised a set of postcards picturing the landmarks, which will be distributed with his books.’
    • ‘It contained postcards with pictures of soldiers in gas-masks waving flags and at mass rallies.’
    • ‘Please send all stamps, postcards and picture phone cards to the address below.’
    • ‘Postcards can depict places where your family once lived and the messages written on postcards can add to your knowledge.’
    • ‘That will worsen a trend which has seen the number of postcards posted in Britain drop by one million a year for the last five years.’
    • ‘Ian pointed to this great project that invites people to post little secrets via postcards.’
    • ‘The opposite pages housed postcards and pictures, decorated with her cute and colourful doodles.’
    • ‘As Jane said this week, a blog is ‘a cross between a postcard and a message in a bottle’.’
    • ‘His pictures have featured on a set of postcards and greetings cards sold in aid of the Asperger Society.’
    • ‘Sending normal e-mail is like sending a postcard through the mail - anyone can read it.’
    • ‘Handmade greetings cards and postcards, made by a Whixley resident, will also be on sale.’
    • ‘They rallied behind the cause of sending e-cards and called for people not to use postcards.’
    • ‘Some of the messages written on the back of the tulip postcards are so sweet and encouraging.’
    • ‘This is where you begin asking all the Thai people you know if they have any old photographs or postcards.’
    • ‘They kept in touch most weeks with text messages, phone calls and postcards of places she thought her father might want to paint.’
    • ‘Not more than an hour ago I went down to the Post Office and sent out postcards to all those that have asked for one.’
    • ‘This is bound to catch on, whether for sending back holiday postcards or sharing new pictures of a baby.’
    • ‘Then we stop at Santa's post office where we get special stamps for our postcards.’
    note, letter, card, postcard, message, bulletin, communication, epistle, missive, memorandum, dispatch, report
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