postcode

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See also: postal code

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From post +‎ code.

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postcode (plural postcodes)

  1. (UK, New Zealand) A sequence of letters and numbers added to a postal address to aid the sorting and delivery of post / mail.
  2. (by extension) The region denoted by a postcode.
    • 2007 July 3, Polly Toynbee, “If Chelsea were under water, it would be taken seriously”, The Guardian:
      The Environment Agency says it is mainly the most deprived postcodes that are the most flood-prone.

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Verb[edit]

postcode (third-person singular simple present postcodes, present participle postcoding, simple past and past participle postcoded)

  1. (UK) To give a postcode to; to mark with a postcode.