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verb \ˈstamp; vt2a & vi2 are also ˈstämp or ˈstȯmp\

Simple Definition of stamp

  • : to bring (your foot) down heavily and noisily

  • : to walk heavily and noisily

  • : to use a special device (called a stamp) to put a design, word, etc., on something : to create a mark by pressing a special tool against a surface

Full Definition of stamp

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument

  3. 2a (1) :  to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot (2) :  to bring down (the foot) forciblyb :  to extinguish or destroy by or as if by stamping with the foot —usually used with out <stamp out cancer>

  4. 3a :  impress, imprint <stamp “paid” on the bill>b :  to attach a stamp to

  5. 4 :  to cut out, bend, or form with a stamp or die

  6. 5a :  to provide with a distinctive character <stamped with a dreary, institutionalized look — Bernard Taper>b :  characterize <stamped as honest women — W. M. Thackeray>

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  pound 1

  9. 2 :  to strike the foot forcibly or noisily downward

Examples of stamp

  1. He stamped his foot in anger.

  2. He stamped out of the room.

  3. She stamped the bill paid.

Origin of stamp

Middle English; akin to Old High German stampfōn to stamp and perhaps to Greek stembein to shake up

First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with stamp




Simple Definition of stamp

  • : a small piece of paper that you buy and then stick to an envelope or package to pay the cost of mailing it

  • : a small piece of paper that is attached to something and that shows that a tax or fee has been paid

  • : a device or tool that is used to mark something (such as a piece of paper) with a design, pattern, word, etc., by being pushed against a surface : a device or tool used for stamping something

Full Definition of stamp

  1. 1 :  a device or instrument for stamping

  2. 2 :  the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting

  3. 3a :  a distinctive character, indication, or markb :  a lasting imprint

  4. 4 :  the act of stamping

  5. 5 :  a stamped or printed paper affixed in evidence that a tax has been paid; also :  postage stamp

stamp·less adjective

Examples of stamp

  1. There was a stamp on the letter showing the date when it was received.

  2. <a stamp left in the mud by some prehistoric beast>

15th Century

First Known Use of stamp

15th century

Rhymes with stamp

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