stamp collecting

stamp collecting
stamp col|lect|ing [ `stæmp kə`lektıŋ ] noun uncount
the activity of collecting POSTAGE STAMPS from different countries and keeping them in a book called a stamp album
╾ `stamp col,lect|or noun count

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Stamp collecting — is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects, such as covers (envelopes or packages with stamps on them). It is one of the world s most popular hobbies, with estimates of the number of collectors ranging up to 20 million in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • stamp collecting — noun the collection and study of postage stamps • Syn: ↑philately, ↑stamp collection • Derivationally related forms: ↑philatelist (for: ↑philately), ↑philatelic (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • stamp collecting — N UNCOUNT Stamp collecting is the hobby of building up a collection of stamps. Syn: philately …   English dictionary

  • stamp collecting — stamp col.lecting n [U] the practice of collecting stamps from interest or because of their financial value >stamp collector n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stamp collecting — UK [ˈstæmp kəˌlektɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] the activity of collecting postage stamps from different countries and keeping them in a book called a stamp album Derived word: stamp collector noun countable Word forms stamp collector : singular… …   English dictionary

  • stamp-collecting — noun The hobby of collecting and displaying postage stamps and related items. Syn: philately See Also: philatelically inspired, postally used, first day cover, first flight cover, perfin …   Wiktionary

  • stamp collecting —       the hobby of collecting postage stamps. See philately. * * * …   Universalium

  • stamp collecting — gathering of postage stamps …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Topical stamp collecting — Topical or thematic stamp collecting is the practice of collecting postage stamps relating to a particular subject or concept. Topics may include almost anything, from birds on stamps, to famous physicians, to the history of southwest… …   Wikipedia

  • Stamp hinge — Stamp hinges are small, folded, rectangular pieces of paper coated with a mild gum. They are used by stamp collectors to affix postage stamps onto the pages of a stamp album. The short end is moistened and affixed to the stamp, the long end is… …   Wikipedia