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1stamp

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

: 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

transitive verb
1
:  to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument
2
a (1) :  to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot (2) :  to bring down (the foot) forcibly
b :  to extinguish or destroy by or as if by stamping with the foot —usually used with out <stamp out cancer>
3
a :  impress, imprint <stamp “paid” on the bill>
b :  to attach a stamp to
4
:  to cut out, bend, or form with a stamp or die
5
a :  to provide with a distinctive character <stamped with a dreary, institutionalized look — Bernard Taper>
b :  characterize <stamped as honest women — W. M. Thackeray>
intransitive verb
1
:  pound 1
2
:  to strike the foot forcibly or noisily downward
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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

2stamp

noun

: 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
:  a device or instrument for stamping
2
:  the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting
3
a :  a distinctive character, indication, or mark
b :  a lasting imprint
4
:  the act of stamping
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>

First Known Use of STAMP

15th century

Rhymes with STAMP

STAMPED Defined for Kids

1stamp

verb \ˈstamp\
stampedstamp·ing

Definition of STAMP for Kids

1
:  to bring the foot down hard and with noise <They all laughed and stamped and clapped their hands … — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit>
2
:  to put an end to by or as if by hitting with the bottom of the foot <We stamped out the fire.> <The mayor promised to stamp out crime.>
3
:  to mark or cut out with a tool or device having a design <The bill was stamped paid.> <The mint stamps coins.>
4
:  to attach a postage stamp to
5
:  characterize 1 <Their acts stamped them as cowards.>

2stamp

noun

Definition of STAMP for Kids

1
:  a small piece of paper or a mark attached to something to show that a tax or fee has been paid <a postage stamp>
2
:  a device or instrument for marking with a design
3
:  the mark made by stamping
4
:  a sign of a special quality <the stamp of genius> <She gave the idea her stamp of approval.>
5
:  the act of bringing the foot down hard

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