an official stamped on letters and other mail, serving as a cancellation of the postage stamp and indicating the place, date, and sometimes time of sending or receipt.
verb (used with object)
to stamp with a postmark.
any mark stamped on mail by postal officials, such as a simple obliteration, date mark, or indication of route See also cancellation
(transitive) to put such a mark on mail
1670s, from post (n.3) + mark (n.1). As a verb from 1716. Related: Postmarked; postmarking.
[mar-ij] /ˈmær ɪdʒ/ noun 1. (broadly) any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage: […]
[pohst-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈpoʊstˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/ noun 1. the official in charge of a . 2. (formerly) the of a station that furnished horses to travelers. /ˈpəʊstˌmɑːstə/ noun 1. an official in charge of a local post office Also (feminine) postmistress 2. the person responsible for managing the electronic mail at a site n. 1510s, […]
noun, plural postmasters general. 1. the executive head of the postal system of a country. noun (pl) postmasters general 1. the executive head of the postal service in certain countries The head of the United States Postal Service. Until 1970, the postmaster general was head of the federal Post Office Department and a member of […]
postmature post·ma·ture (pōst’mə-tyur’, -tur’, -chur’) adj. Remaining in the uterus longer than the normal gestational period.