put/leave one's stamp

Definition of put/leave one's stamp

  1. :  to affect/change something in some important way —often + on He put/left his stamp on the process.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

leaveplay
  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf

stampplay
  1. :  to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument

    :  to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot

    :  to bring down (the foot) forcibly

  1. :  a device or instrument for stamping

    :  the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting

    :  a distinctive character, indication, or mark


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up put/leave one's stamp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!