Stamp Definition

stămp
stamped, stamping, stamps
verb
stamped, stamping, stamps
To bring (the foot) down forcibly on the ground, a floor, etc.
Webster's New World
To strike down on forcibly with the foot.
To stamp the floor in anger.
Webster's New World
To remove by stamping the foot or feet.
To stamp the snow from one's boots.
Webster's New World
To beat, crush, etc. in a specified way by treading on heavily.
To stamp the grass down to the earth.
Webster's New World
To subdue, destroy, or eliminate.
Stamped the rebellion; stamp out a fire.
American Heritage
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noun
stamps
The act of stamping.
Webster's New World
A machine, tool, etc. used for stamping or crushing ore, etc.
Webster's New World
Any tool or implement, as a die, used by being forcibly brought against something to mark or shape it.
Webster's New World
A mark or form made by such a tool or implement.
Webster's New World
A mark, seal, impression, etc. used to show officially that a tax has been paid, authority given, etc.
Webster's New World
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idiom
stamp out
  • to beat, crush, or put out by treading on forcibly

    to stamp out a fire, a cigarette, etc.

  • to crush, suppress, or squelch
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Stamp

Noun

Singular:
stamp
Plural:
stamps

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Stamp

Origin of Stamp

  • From Middle English stampen (“to pound, crush"), from assumed Old English *stampian, variant of Old English stempan (“to crush, pound, pound in mortar, stamp"), from Proto-Germanic *stampijanÄ… (“to trample, beat"), from Proto-Indo-European *stemb- (“to trample down"). Cognate with Dutch stampen (“to stamp, pitch"), German stampfen (“to stamp"), Danish stampe (“to stamp"), Swedish stampa (“to stomp"), Occitan estampar. See also stomp.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English stampen possibly alteration of Old English stempan to pound in a mortar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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