Stamp meaning

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To bring down (the foot) forcibly.
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(figuratively) To mark; to impress.
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To bring the foot down onto (an object or surface) forcibly.
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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.

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An identifying or characterizing mark or impression.

His work bears the stamp of genius.

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An official mark, design, or seal that indicates ownership, approval, completion, or the payment of a tax.
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Characteristic nature or quality.

A person of her stamp.

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To impress, mark, or imprint with some design, characters, etc., as to decorate or to show authenticity, ownership, sanction, or the like.
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To impress or mark distinctly or indelibly.

The incident was stamped in her memory.

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A mark, seal, impression, etc. used to show officially that a tax has been paid, authority given, etc.
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Character; kind; class; type.
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To cause to be dislodged by stomping the feet.

He stamped the snow from his boots.

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To subdue, destroy, or eliminate.

Stamped the rebellion; stamp out a fire.

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To crush or grind with a heavy instrument.

Stamp ore.

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To form or cut out by application of a mold, form, or die.

Washers that were stamped from a piece of sheet metal.

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To imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal.

Stamp a passport.

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To impress forcibly or permanently.

An experience that was stamped on his memory.

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To affix an adhesive stamp to (an envelope, for example).
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To identify, characterize, or reveal.

Stamped her as a traitor to the cause.

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To thrust the foot forcibly downward.

Stamp on the brake pedal.

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To walk with forcible, heavy steps.
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The act of stamping.
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To put an official seal or a stamp on (a document, letter, etc.)
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To characterize or reveal distinctly, as if by imprinting.

The courage that stamped him as a hero.

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To bring the foot down forcibly on the ground, a floor, etc.
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To walk with loud, heavy steps, as in anger, etc.
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The act of stamping.
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A machine, tool, etc. used for stamping or crushing ore, etc.
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Any characteristic sign or impression; indication.

The stamp of truth.

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An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.

The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.

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An indentation or imprint made by stamping.

My passport has quite a collection of stamps.

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A device for stamping designs.

She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.

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A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other.

These stamps are purely decorative.

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A postage stamp.

I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.

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(slang, figuratively) A tattoo.
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(slang) A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide.
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(intransitive) To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.

The toddler screamed and stamped, but still got no candy.

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To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.

The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.

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To strike, beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.

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This machine stamps the metal cover with a design.

This machine stamps the design into the metal cover.

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To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.

The immigration officer stamped my passport.

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To apply postage stamps to.

I forgot to stamp this letter.

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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.

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To bring (the foot) down forcibly on the ground, a floor, etc.
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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
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of stamp

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

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

  • 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