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.
His work bears the stamp of genius.
A person of her stamp.
The incident was stamped in her memory.
He stamped the snow from his boots.
Stamped the rebellion; stamp out a fire.
Washers that were stamped from a piece of sheet metal.
Stamp a passport.
An experience that was stamped on his memory.
Stamped her as a traitor to the cause.
Stamp on the brake pedal.
The courage that stamped him as a hero.
The stamp of truth.
I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.
The toddler screamed and stamped, but still got no candy.
I forgot to stamp this letter.
An example of stamp is to stomp the feet.
An example of stamp is to press an official seal on a letter.
- to beat, crush, or put out by treading on forciblyTo stamp out a fire, a cigarette, etc.
- to crush, suppress, or squelch
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.