Definition of Stamp

1. Noun. The distinctive form in which a thing is made. "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

Exact synonyms: Cast, Mold, Mould
Generic synonyms: Solid
Derivative terms: Cast, Mold, Mold, Mold

2. Verb. Walk heavily. "The children stamp to the playground"; "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
Exact synonyms: Stomp, Stump
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Stamper, Stomp, Stomper

3. Verb. To mark, or produce an imprint in or on something. "A man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
Specialized synonyms: Date, Date Stamp, Handstamp, Rubberstamp, Frank, Postmark
Generic synonyms: Impress, Imprint

4. Noun. A type or class. "More men of his stamp are needed"
Generic synonyms: Category, Class, Family

5. Verb. Reveal clearly as having a certain character. "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"
Generic synonyms: Characterise, Characterize, Qualify

6. Noun. A symbol that is the result of printing or engraving. "He put his stamp on the envelope"
Exact synonyms: Impression
Generic synonyms: Symbol
Specialized synonyms: Embossment, Imprint, Seal

7. Verb. Affix a stamp to. "Are the letters properly stamped?"
Specialized synonyms: Meter
Generic synonyms: Affix, Stick On

8. Noun. A small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid.
Exact synonyms: Postage, Postage Stamp
Generic synonyms: Item, Token
Derivative terms: Post

9. Verb. Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype. "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
Exact synonyms: Pigeonhole, Stereotype
Generic synonyms: Assort, Class, Classify, Separate, Sort, Sort Out
Derivative terms: Pigeonhole, Pigeonholing, Stereotype

10. Noun. Something that can be used as an official medium of payment.
Exact synonyms: Legal Tender, Tender
Generic synonyms: Medium Of Exchange, Monetary System
Specialized synonyms: Food Stamp

11. Verb. Destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot. "Stamp out tyranny"
Generic synonyms: Extinguish, Snuff Out

12. Noun. A small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid.
Exact synonyms: Revenue Stamp
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Paper, Sheet, Sheet Of Paper

13. Verb. Form or cut out with a mold, form, or die. "Stamp needles"
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work
Derivative terms: Stamper, Stamper

14. Noun. Machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores.
Exact synonyms: Pestle
Group relationships: Battery, Stamp Battery
Generic synonyms: Machine
Derivative terms: Pestle

15. Verb. Crush or grind with a heavy instrument. "Stamp fruit extract the juice"
Generic synonyms: Crush, Mash, Squash, Squeeze, Squelch

16. Noun. A block or die used to imprint a mark or design.
Generic synonyms: Die

17. Noun. A device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents.
Exact synonyms: Seal
Specialized synonyms: Bulla, Cachet, Great Seal, Handstamp, Rubber Stamp, Signet
Generic synonyms: Device
Derivative terms: Seal, Seal

18. Verb. Raise in a relief. "Embossed stationery"
Exact synonyms: Boss, Emboss
Specialized synonyms: Block
Generic synonyms: Impress, Imprint
Derivative terms: Boss, Embossment

Definition of Stamp

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

2. v. i. To strike; to beat; to crush.

3. n. The act of stamping, as with the foot.

Definition of Stamp

1. Noun. An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof. ¹

2. Noun. An indentation or imprint made by stamping. ¹

3. Noun. A device for stamping designs. ¹

4. Noun. A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other. ¹

5. Noun. A postage stamp. ¹

6. Noun. (slang figuratively) A tattoo ¹

7. Noun. (slang) A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To mark by pressing quickly and heavily. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To apply postage stamps to. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) ¹

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Definition of Stamp

1. to bring the foot down heavily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Stamp

1. 1. To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward. "He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground." (Dryden) 2. To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage. 3. To crush; to pulverize; specifically, to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill. "I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small." (Deut. Ix. 21) 4. To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials. 5. To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart. "God . . . Has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being." (Locke) 6. To cut out, bend, or indent, as paper, sheet metal, etc, into various forms, by a blow or suddenly applied pressure with a stamp or die, etc.; to mint; to coin. 7. To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document. To stamp out, to put an end to by sudden and energetic action; to extinguish; as, to stamp out a rebellion. Origin: OE. Stampen; akin to LG. & D. Stampen, G. Stampfen, OHG. Stanpfn, Dan. Stampe, Sw. Stampa, Icel. Stappa, G. Stampf a pestle and E. Step. See Step, and cf. Stampede. 1. The act of stamping, as with the foot. 2. The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die. "'T is gold so pure It can not bear the stamp without alloy." (Dryden) 3. The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression. "That sacred name gives ornament and grace, And, like his stamp, makes basest metals pass." (Dryden) 4. That which is marked; a thing stamped. "hanging a golden stamp about their necks." (Shak) 5. [F. Estampe, of german origin. See Stamp] A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate. "At Venice they put out very curious stamps of the several edifices which are most famous for their beauty and magnificence." (Addison) 6. An offical mark set upon things chargeable with a duty or tax to government, as evidence that the duty or tax is paid; as, the stamp on a bill of exchange. 7. Hence, a stamped or printed device, issued by the government at a fixed price, and required by law to be affixed to, or stamped on, certain papers, as evidence that the government dues are paid; as, a postage stamp; a receipt stamp, etc. 8. An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc, by a downward pressure. 9. A character or reputation, good or bad, fixed on anything as if by an imprinted mark; current value; authority; as, these persons have the stamp of dishonesty; the Scriptures bear the stamp of a divine origin. "Of the same stamp is that which is obtruded on us, that an adamant suspends the attraction of the loadstone." (Sir T. Browne) 10. Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp. "A soldier of this season's stamp." (Shak) 11. A kind of heavy hammer, or pestle, raised by water or steam power, for beating ores to powder; anything like a pestle, used for pounding or bathing. 12. A half-penny. 13. Money, especially. Paper money. Stamp act, an act of the British Parliament [1765] imposing a duty on all paper, vellum, and parchment used in the American colonies, and declaring all writings on unstamped materials to be null an void. Stamp collector, an officer who receives or collects stamp duties; one who collects postage or other stamps. Stamp duty, a duty, or tax, imposed on paper and parchment used for certain writings, as deeds, conveyances, etc, the evidence of the payment of the duty or tax being a stamp. Stamp hammer, a hammer, worked by power, which rises and falls vertically, like a stamp in a stamp mill. Stamp head, a heavy mass of metal, forming the head or lower end of a bar, which is lifted and let fall, in a stamp mill. Stamp mill, a mill in which ore is crushed with stamps; also, a machine for stamping ore. Stamp note, a stamped certificate from a customhouse officer, which allows goods to be received by the captain of a ship as freight. Stamp office, an office for the issue of stamps and the reception of stamp duties. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stamp

stammering of the bladder
stamp (current term)
stamp album
stamp battery
stamp collecting
stamp collection
stamp collector
stamp coupling
stamp couplings
stamp dealer
stamp down
stamp duty
stamp hinge
stamp hinges
stamp mill

Literary usage of Stamp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The removal by any person of any stamp provided by law from any cask or package containing ... Having in possession any euch stamp so removed as aforesaid. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
""After spirits have been produced they are drawn from the cistern into the barrels, and there is attached to each barrel a stamp, called a warehouse stamp, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"has no intrinsic value, It Is a symbol of that which has value; that the title to the article finally delivered by the stamp company to the stamp collector ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1920)
"NICHOLAS stamp PAGE CONDUCTED BY SAMUEL R. SIMMONS WATER-MARKS THERE are many details of stamp-collecting which are confusing to the beginner; details that ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by John Leycester Adolphus, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1837)
"1. enables the commissioners to stamp certain instruments after they are executed ... The commissioners, therefore, had no authority to affix any stamp upon ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"This word implies that the blue- ness of the paper has been acquired since the stamp was printed, through a chemical reaction. BLOCK. ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Edward Hyde East, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"They then attempted to shew that a single 2s. stamp adapted to a ... 1, repeals all former stamp duties of this description ; and s. ..."

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