stamp

When you stamp, you step hard, either on the ground or on some object. If you're terrified of bugs, you might be tempted to stamp on a big, weird looking beetle.

You can stamp your foot when you're angry, or stamp out a small campfire after you've finished toasting marshmallows. Another way to stamp is to apply a mark or pattern to something — you might stamp your classmates' hands with ink as they enter the school dance, or stamp your return address onto an envelope. Stamp comes from Middle English, with a Germanic root — it's closely related to the German word stampfen, or "stamp with the foot."

Primary Meanings of stamp

1.
vn
walk heavily
machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
2.
vn
to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something
a block or die used to imprint a mark or design
3.
nv
a type or class
reveal clearly as having a certain character
4.
nv
a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
affix a stamp to
5.
v
form or cut out with a mold, form, or die
Full Definitions of stamp
1

v walk heavily

Synonyms:
stomp, stump
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

v destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot

Stamp fascism into submission”
stamp out tyranny”
Type of:
extinguish, snuff out
put an end to; kill

v crush or grind with a heavy instrument

stamp fruit extract the juice”
Type of:
crush, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

n machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

Synonyms:
pestle
Type of:
machine
any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
2

v to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

“a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps”
Types:
date, date stamp
stamp with a date
handstamp, rubberstamp
stamp with a rubber stamp, usually an indication of official approval on a document
frank, postmark
stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
Type of:
impress, imprint
mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

v raise in a relief

Synonyms:
boss, emboss
Types:
block
stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
Type of:
impress, imprint
mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

n a block or die used to imprint a mark or design

Type of:
die
a device used for shaping metal

n a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

Synonyms:
seal
Examples:
Great Seal of the United States
the seal of the United States government
Types:
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bulla
the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
cachet
a seal on a letter
great seal
the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty
handstamp, rubber stamp
a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand
signet
a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially)
Type of:
device
any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

n a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

“he put his stamp on the envelope”
Synonyms:
impression
Types:
embossment, imprint
an impression produced by pressure or printing
seal
a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)
Type of:
symbol
an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
3

n a type or class

“more men of his stamp are needed”
Type of:
category, class, family
a collection of things sharing a common attribute

n the distinctive form in which a thing is made

Synonyms:
cast, mold, mould
Type of:
solid
a three-dimensional shape

v reveal clearly as having a certain character

“His playing stamps him as a Romantic”
Type of:
characterise, characterize, qualify
describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

v treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

Synonyms:
pigeonhole, stereotype
Type of:
assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out
arrange or order by classes or categories
4

n a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid

Synonyms:
postage, postage stamp
Type of:
item, token
an individual instance of a type of symbol

n a small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid

Synonyms:
revenue stamp
Type of:
piece of paper, sheet, sheet of paper
paper used for writing or printing

n something that can be used as an official medium of payment

Synonyms:
legal tender, tender
Types:
food stamp
a government-issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food
Type of:
medium of exchange, monetary system
anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region

v affix a stamp to

“Are the letters properly stamped?”
Types:
meter
stamp with a meter indicating the postage
Type of:
affix, stick on
attach to
5

v form or cut out with a mold, form, or die

stamp needles”
Type of:
forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function

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