from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An official mark printed over a postage stamp, especially one that cancels the stamp and records the date and place of mailing.
  • transitive v. To stamp with such a mark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A marking made by a postal service on a letter, package, postcard or the like, usually indicating the place where and the date and time when the item was received or processed for the first time, and often serving to cancel a postage stamp.
  • v. To apply a postmark on.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The mark, or stamp, of a post office on a letter, giving the place and date of mailing or of arrival.
  • transitive v. To mark with a post-office stamp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To affix the stamp or mark of the post-office to, as letters, etc.
  • n. The mark or stamp of a post-office placed on a letter, paper, card, or package sent through the mail; an official stamp on a letter, etc., giving the place and date of sending or the place and date of receipt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
  • n. a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing


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