- Stamp is defined as the act of stomping on the ground, or the act of making an impression, imprint or using a seal, or a unit of postage for mailing letters.
- An example of a stamp is a loud stomp on the sidewalk.
- An example of a stamp is an imprint of a logo on a letter.
- An example of a stamp is the sticky square of paper that goes on the upper right hand corner of an envelope to show that you have paid for its mailing.
- Stamp means to forcibly strike down with the foot, or to imprint, impress or put a seal on something.
- An example of stamp is to stomp the feet.
- An example of stamp is to press an official seal on a letter.
stamp definition by Webster's New World
- to bring (the foot) down forcibly on the ground, a floor, etc.
- to strike down on forcibly with the foot: to stamp the floor in anger
- to beat, crush, etc. in a specified way by treading on heavily: to stamp the grass down to the earth
- to remove by stamping the foot or feet: to stamp the snow from one's boots
- to pulverize (ore, etc.) by grinding or crushing
- to imprint or cut out (a mark, design, lettering, etc.) by bringing a form forcibly against a material: to stamp initials in leather
- to cut out, form, or make as by applying a die to metal: often with out: to stamp auto bodies
- to impress, mark, or imprint with some design, characters, etc., as to decorate or to show authenticity, ownership, sanction, or the like
- to impress or mark distinctly or indelibly: the incident was stamped in her memory
- to put an official seal or a stamp on (a document, letter, etc.)
- to characterize or reveal distinctly, as if by imprinting: the courage that stamped him as a hero
Origin: Middle English stampen, akin to Old High German stampfon ; from Germanic an unverified form stampon, an unverified form stampjan, to press to pieces ; from Indo-European an unverified form stembh-, to crush ; from base an unverified form steb(h)-, a post, pole from source staff, step, stump
- to bring the foot down forcibly on the ground, a floor, etc.
- to walk with loud, heavy steps, as in anger, etc.
- the act of stamping
- a machine, tool, etc. used for stamping or crushing ore, etc.
- any tool or implement, as a die, used by being forcibly brought against something to mark or shape it
- a mark or form made by such a tool or implement
- a mark, seal, impression, etc. used to show officially that a tax has been paid, authority given, etc.
- a small piece of paper, distinctively imprinted on the face and usually gummed on the back, issued by a government for a specified price and required to be affixed to a letter, parcel, document, commodity subject to duty, etc. as evidence that the prescribed fee, as for carrying mail, has been paid
- any piece of paper similar to a stamp, issued by an organization, business firm, etc.: trading stamps
- any characteristic sign or impression; indication: the stamp of truth
- character; kind; class; type
stamp definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb stamped, stamp·ing, stamps verb, transitive
- To bring down (the foot) forcibly.
- To bring the foot down onto (an object or surface) forcibly.
- To extinguish or destroy by or as if by trampling underfoot: stamped the rebellion; stamp out a fire.
- To crush or grind with a heavy instrument: stamp ore.
- To form or cut out by application of a mold, form, or die.
- To imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal.
- To impress forcibly or permanently.
- To affix an adhesive stamp to.
- To identify, characterize, or reveal: stamped her a traitor to the cause.
- To thrust the foot forcibly downward.
- To walk with forcible, heavy steps. See Usage Note at stomp.
- The act of stamping.
- a. An implement or device used to impress, cut out, or shape something to which it is applied.b. An impression or shape formed by such an implement or device. See Synonyms at impression.
- An official mark, design, or seal that indicates ownership, approval, completion, or the payment of a tax.
- a. A small piece of gummed paper sold by a government for attachment to an article that is to be mailed; a postage stamp.b. A similar piece of gummed paper issued for a specific purpose: trading stamps.
- An identifying or characterizing mark or impression: His work bears the stamp of genius.
- Characteristic nature or quality: a person of her stamp.
Origin: Middle English stampen, possibly alteration of Old English stempan, to pound in a mortar.
stamp - Phrases/Idioms
- to beat, crush, or put out by treading on forcibly to stamp out a fire, a cigarette, etc.
- to crush, suppress, or put down (a revolt, rebellion, etc.)