Definition of postage in US English:



  • 1The sending or conveying of letters and parcels by mail.

    ‘the free postage that members of Congress enjoy’
    • ‘They're actual legal postage in Sierra Leone and recognized by every postal authority around the world.’
    • ‘I also think it's great that you are servicing the western side of Oz where postage times from the east take longer to get to Western Australia’
    • ‘And I'll blame the lack of quality postage on lack of time and having my hands full of other things instead of the wind having been taken out of my sails.’
    • ‘As good as our royal mail cope with postage I would hate to miss my deadline.’
    • ‘Consider all the steps involved in a project, from the time you spend creating it all the way through to postage or follow-up calls.’
    • ‘She prepared the package and sent it by surface mail because of the huge cost of postage for air mail, then we both sat back to wait.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the council said a few extra days are generally allowed for postage.’
    • ‘Resources for postage, travel, and specialist items of equipment are likely to be limited.’
    • ‘He said he did not have proof of postage but kept a copy of the form which he copied on his fax machine.’
    • ‘But his appeal has been quashed because he cannot provide proof of postage.’
    • ‘As I was unable to produce proof of postage or purchase the matter was referred to Post Office Ltd, Belfast.’
    • ‘Return documentation on time and always get proof of postage.’
    1. 1.1 The amount required to send a letter or parcel by mail.
      ‘the calendar is available for $15.95 including postage and handling’
      • ‘Add £1 for postage for each book ordered.’
      • ‘Internet providers customarily charge a flat rate for a server that can be used to send email, and there's no postage required on email.’
      • ‘Have you included adequate return postage & packaging if you wish your entries to be returned?’
      • ‘It can also be obtained from the same address for £6.98, including postage and packing.’
      • ‘If you bought over the phone, internet or by mail order, this refund must include the cost of postage.’
      • ‘Unsolicited manuscripts or photographs should be accompanied by return postage.’
      • ‘It cost me $10 for the chocolate, packing and first-class postage.’
      • ‘A very grateful John handed over his address and £5 to cover the postage.’
      • ‘Read and understand the terms and conditions - is postage included and do you need extra insurance?’
      • ‘The price (credit cards not accepted) includes postage and packing.’
      • ‘He got his postage refunded only after sending numerous letters and e-mails.’
      • ‘Return address labels, pre-paid postage and integrated tracking are becoming more commonly provided by shippers.’
      • ‘CDs cost £7.00 each and the price includes postage and packaging.’
      • ‘Return postage was prepaid and responses were anonymous.’
      • ‘If ordering by mail, add €5.50 postage for the first book.’
      • ‘I know the price includes postage, but normal airmail to and from the US usually takes anywhere between one and three weeks.’
      • ‘While overseas, soldiers usually get free postage for letters back to the states.’
      • ‘Each stamp costs about double the price of generic first-class postage.’
      • ‘Add $6.50 postage for one book, $1 extra for both books.’