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Stamps and addresses on letters and parcels

box

noun

an address that some people use instead of having letters delivered to their house

box number

noun

an address consisting of the number of a po box (=an address you use instead of your real address)

face value

noun

the value of a stamp or coin that is shown on the front of it

PO Box

noun

post office box: used in an address showing the number of a small box at a post office where mail for you can be sent

postage

noun

an amount of stamps

postage stamp

noun

a stamp that is put on an envelope, etc.

postcode

noun

a zip code

post office box

noun

a po box

registered office

noun

the official building of a company in the U.K., where all its mail must be sent

RFD

abbreviation

rural free delivery: written on postal addresses in the countryside in the U.S.

RR

abbreviation

rural route

rural route

noun

used in the U.S. in the addresses of people who live in rural areas

stamp

noun

a small official piece of paper that you buy and stick on an envelope to pay for the cost of mailing a letter or a package

zip

noun

a zip code

zip code

noun

a series of numbers added to your address to make it easier to deliver letters to you. The British word is postcode.

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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