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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

penny black

noun

a 19th-century British stamp that was the first sticky stamp ever to be used for letters

PO Box

noun

post office box: used in an address showing the number of a small box at a post office where letters 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 group of numbers, or letters and numbers, that you write at the end of a person’s address to help the postman find the exact area where they live. The usual American word is zip code.

post office box

noun

a PO Box

registered office

noun

the official building of a company in the UK, where all its post must be sent

rural route

noun

used in the US in the addresses of people who live in the countryside

stamp

noun

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

zip code

noun

a postcode

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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