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Dictionary Definition

stamp

Noun

1 a token that postal fees have been paid [syn: postage, postage stamp]
2 the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region" [syn: cast, mold]
3 a type or class; "more men of his stamp are needed"
4 a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp on the envelope" [syn: impression]
5 machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores [syn: pestle]
6 a block or die used to imprint a mark or design
7 a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents [syn: seal]

Verb

1 walk heavily; "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots" [syn: stomp, stump]
2 to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something; "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
3 reveal clearly as having a certain character; "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"
4 affix a stamp to; "Are the letters properly stamped?"
5 treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European" [syn: pigeonhole, stereotype]
6 destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot; "Stamp fascism into submission"; "stamp out tyranny"
7 form or cut out with a mold, form, or die; "stamp needles"
8 crush or grind with a heavy instrument; "stamp fruit extract the juice"
9 raise in a relief; "embossed stationary" [syn: emboss, boss]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.
    The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.
  2. An indentation or imprint made by stamping.
    My passport has quite a collection of stamps.
  3. A device for stamping designs.
    She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.
  4. A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other.
    These stamps are purely decorative.
  5. A postage stamp.
    I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.
  6. slang figurative A tattoo

Synonyms

  • (act of stamping):
  • (indentation or imprint made by stamping):
  • (device for stamping designs):
  • (paper used to indicate postage has been paid): postage stamp

Derived terms

Translations

act of stamping
indentation or imprint made by stamping
device for stamping designs
any small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other
postage stamp

Verb

  1. In the context of "intransitive": To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
    The toddler screamed and stamped, but still got no candy.
  2. In the context of "transitive": To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
    The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.
  3. In the context of "transitive": To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.
    This machine stamps the metal cover with a design.
    This machine stamps the design into the metal cover.
  4. In the context of "transitive": To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.
    The immigration officer stamped my passport.
  5. In the context of "transitive": To apply postage stamps to.
    I forgot to stamp this letter.

Synonyms

Translations

step quickly and heavily
move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily
mark by pressing quickly and heavily
give an official marking to
apply postage stamps to

Extensive Definition

A stamp is a distinctive mark or impression made upon an object, for instance those made on a piece of paper and used to indicate the prepayment of a fee or tax. Types of stamps include:
  • Postage stamps, used on mail
  • Revenue stamps, often used on documents; they are superficially similar to postage stamps, but may have very high denominations
  • Rubber stamps, devices used to apply inked markings to objects
  • Seal (device), used by notary publics or other authorities for identification purposes
  • A coupon, voucher, or electronic record of the right to a benefit, for example, Ration stamps and food stamps
People called Stamp:
Stamp can also refer to:
See also:
stamp in Arabic: طابع
stamp in French: Timbre
stamp in Japanese: スタンプ
stamp in Swedish: Stämpel

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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