What does Stamp mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Stamp.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast, mold, mould, stampnoun

    the distinctive form in which a thing is made

    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

  2. stampnoun

    a type or class

    "more men of his stamp are needed"

  3. stamp, impressionnoun

    a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

    "he put his stamp on the envelope"

  4. postage, postage stamp, stampnoun

    a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid

  5. tender, legal tender, stampnoun

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment

  6. revenue stamp, stampnoun

    a small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid

  7. stamp, pestlenoun

    machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

  8. stampnoun

    a block or die used to imprint a mark or design

  9. seal, stampverb

    a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

  10. stomp, stamp, stumpverb

    walk heavily

    "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"

  11. stampverb

    to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

    "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"

  12. stampverb

    reveal clearly as having a certain character

    "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"

  13. stampverb

    affix a stamp to

    "Are the letters properly stamped?"

  14. pigeonhole, stereotype, stampverb

    treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

    "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"

  15. stampverb

    destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot

    "Stamp fascism into submission"; "stamp out tyranny"

  16. stampverb

    form or cut out with a mold, form, or die

    "stamp needles"

  17. stampverb

    crush or grind with a heavy instrument

    "stamp fruit extract the juice"

  18. emboss, boss, stampverb

    raise in a relief

    "embossed stationery"


  1. stampnoun

    An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.

    The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.

  2. stampnoun

    An indentation or imprint made by stamping.

    My passport has quite a collection of stamps.

  3. stampnoun

    A device for stamping designs.

    She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.

  4. stampnoun

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

    These stamps are purely decorative.

  5. stampnoun

    A postage stamp.

    I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.

  6. stampnoun

    A tattoo

  7. stampnoun

    A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide

  8. stampverb

    To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.

    The toddler screamed and stamped, but still got no candy.

  9. stampverb

    To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.

    The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.

  10. stampverb

    To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.

  11. stampverb

    To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.

    The immigration officer stamped my passport.

  12. stampverb

    To apply postage stamps to.

    I forgot to stamp this letter.

  13. Etymology: From stampen, from assumed *, variant of stempan, from stampijanan, from stemb-. Cognate with stampen, stampfen, stampe, stampa. See also stomp.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stampnoun

    Etymology: estampe, French; stampa, Italian.

    Some other nymphs, with colours faint
    And pencil slow, may Cupid paint,
    And a weak heart in time destroy:
    She has a stamp, and prints the boy. Edmund Waller.

    ’Tis gold so pure,
    It cannot bear the stamp without allay. Dryden.

    That sacred name gives ornament and grace,
    And, like his stamp, makes basest metals pass:
    ’Twere folly now a stately pile to raise,
    To build a playhouse, while you throw down plays. Dryd.

    Ideas are imprinted on the memory; some by an object affecting the senses only; others, that have more than once offered themselves, have yet been little taken notice of; the mind, intent only on one thing, not settling the stamp deep into itself. John Locke.

    The mere despair of surgery he cures;
    Hanging a golden stamp about their necks,
    Put on with holy prayers. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    At Venice they put out very curious stamps of the several edifices, which are most famous for their beauty and magnificence. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Indeed the paper stamp
    Did very much his genius cramp;
    And since he could not spend his fire,
    He now intended to retire. Jonathan Swift.

    The persons here reflected upon are of such a peculiar stamp of impiety, that they seem formed into a kind of diabolical society for the finding out new experiments in vice. South.

    Where reason or scripture is expressed for any opinion, we may receive it as of divine authority; but it is not the strength of our own persuasions which can give it that stamp. John Locke.

    Of the same stamp is that which is obtruded upon us, that an adamant suspends the attraction of the loadstone. Brown.

    The common people do not judge of vice or virtue by morality, or the immorality, so much as by the stamp that is set upon’t by men of figure. Roger L'Estrange.

    If speaking truth
    In this fine age were not thought flatt’ry,
    Such attribution should this Douglas have,
    As not a soldier of this season’s stamp
    Should go so general current through the world. William Shakespeare.

    When one man of an exemplary improbity charges another of the same stamp in a court of justice, he lies under the disadvantage of a strong suspicion. Roger L'Estrange.

    Let a friend to the government relate to him a matter of fact, he gives him the lye in every look; but if one of his own stamp should tell him that the king of Sweden would be suddenly at Perth, he hugs himself at the good news. Addison.

  2. To STAMPverb

    Etymology: stampen, Dutch; stamper, Danish.

    If Arcite thus deplore
    His suff’rings, Palamon yet suffers more:
    He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground;
    The hollow tow’r with clamours rings around. Dryden.

    I took the calf you had made, burnt it with fire, and stamped and ground it very small. Deutr. ix. 21.

    Some apothecaries, upon stamping of coloquintida, have been put into a great scouring by the vapour only. Francis Bacon.

    Height of place is intended only to stamp the endowments of a private condition with lustre and authority. South.

    Here swells the shelf with Ogilby the great;
    There, stamp’d with arms, Newcastle shines complete. Alexander Pope.

    Out of mere ambition, you have made
    Your holy hat be stampt on the king’s coin. William Shakespeare.

    These prodigious conceits in nature spring out of framing abstracted conceptions, instead of those easy and primary notions which nature stamps alike in all men of common sense. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.

    There needs no positive law or sanction of God to stamp an obliquity upon such a disobedience. Robert South, Sermons.

    No constant reason of this can be given, but from the nature of man’s mind, which hath this notion of a deity born with it, and stamped upon it; or is of such a frame, that in the free use of itself it will find out God. John Tillotson.

    Though God has given us no innate ideas of himself, though he has stampt no original characters on our minds, wherein we may read his being; yet having furnished us with those faculties our minds are endowed with, he hath not left himself without witness. John Locke.

    Can they perceive the impressions from things without, and be at the same time ignorant of those characters which nature herself has taken care to stamp within? John Locke.

    What titles had they had, if nature had not
    Strove hard to thrust the worst deserving first,
    And stamp’d the noble mark of eldership
    Upon their baser metal? Nicholas Rowe, Ambitious Stepmother.

    What an unspeakable happiness would it be to a man engaged in the pursuit of knowledge, if he had but a power of stamping his best sentiments upon his memory in indelible characters? Isaac Watts.

    If two penny weight of silver, marked with a certain impression, shall here in England be equivalent to three penny weight marked with another impression, they will not fail to stamp pieces of that fashion, and quickly carry away your silver. John Locke.

    We are bastards all;
    And that most venerable man, which
    I did call my father, was I know not where
    When I was stampt. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

  3. To Stampverb

    To strike the foot suddenly downward.

    What a fool art thou,
    A ramping fool, to brag, to stamp, and swear,
    Upon my party! Thou cold-blooded slave,
    Hast thou not spoke like thunder on my side? William Shakespeare.

    The men shall howl at the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses. Jer. xlvii. 3.

    There is such an echo among the old ruins and vaults, that, if you stamp but a little louder than ordinary, you hear the sound repeated. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    He cannot bear th’ astonishing delight,
    But starts, exclaims, and stamps, and raves and dies. John Dennis.

    They got to the top, which was flat and even, and stamping upon it, they found it was hollow. Gulliver’s Travels.


  1. stamp

    A stamp is a small piece of paper or adhesive label with a particular design or value printed on it, used to indicate prepayment for delivery services such as mail or parcel. It can also refer to a tool or device that is used for imprinting a design, pattern, symbol, or message onto another surface by applying pressure or ink.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stampverb

    to strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward

  2. Stampverb

    to bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage

  3. Stampverb

    to crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill

  4. Stampverb

    to impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials

  5. Stampverb

    fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart

  6. Stampverb

    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. Stampverb

    to put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document

  8. Stampverb

    to strike; to beat; to crush

  9. Stampverb

    to strike the foot forcibly downward

  10. Stampnoun

    the act of stamping, as with the foot

  11. Stampnoun

    the which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die

  12. Stampnoun

    the mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression

  13. Stampnoun

    that which is marked; a thing stamped

  14. Stampverb

    a picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate

  15. Stampverb

    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

  16. Stampverb

    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

  17. Stampverb

    an instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure

  18. Stampverb

    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

  19. Stampverb

    make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp

  20. Stampverb

    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

  21. Stampverb

    a half-penny

  22. Stampverb

    money, esp. paper money

  23. Etymology: [OE. stampen; akin to LG. & D. stampen, G. stampfen, OHG. stampfn, Dan. stampe, Sw. stampa, Icel. stappa, G. stampf a pestle and E. step. See Step, v. i., and cf. Stampede.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stamp

    stamp, v.t. to strike with the sole of the foot, by thrusting it down: to impress with some mark or figure: to imprint: to fix deeply: to coin: to form: to pound, bray, crush, bruise.—v.i. to step or plant the foot firmly down.—n. the act of stamping: the mark made by pressing something on a soft body: an instrument for making impressions on other bodies: that which is stamped: an official mark put on things chargeable with duty, as proof that the duty is paid: an instrument for cutting materials into a certain shape by a downward pressure: cast, form, character: distinguishing mark, imprint, sign, evidence: a species of heavy pestle, raised by water or steam power, for crushing and pulverising ores: (pl.) stamp-duties: (slang) money, esp. paper money.—ns. Stamp′-act, an act for regulating stamp-duties; Stamp′-collect′or, an officer who collects stamp-duties: one who makes a collection of postage or other stamps; Stamp′-dū′ty, a tax imposed on the paper on which legal documents are written; Stamp′er; Stamp′ing; Stamp′ing-machine′, a machine used for stamping coins, in the stamping of brass-work, or in crushing metallic ores; Stamp′-, Stamp′ing-mill, a crushing-mill for ores; Stamp′-note, a certificate from a custom-house officer for goods to be loaded as freight of a ship; Stamp′-off′ice, an office where stamp-duties are received and stamps issued.—Stamp out, to extinguish, extirpate. [A.S. stempan; Ger. stampfen.]

Editors Contribution

  1. stamp

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to place on an item for postage.

    Stamps come in various types e.g. adhesive to put on a letter or inked from a franking machine, am sure they are working on creating a barcode postage computerized machine when the need to put a physical stamp on mail or parcels can evolve to.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

  2. stamp

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    There are ink stamps, machine stamps, printing stamps etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STAMP

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stamp is ranked #9884 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stamp surname appeared 3,271 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Stamp.

    85.1% or 2,784 total occurrences were White.
    7.2% or 238 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 122 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 81 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 20 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stamp' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4403

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stamp' in Nouns Frequency: #2121

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stamp' in Verbs Frequency: #983

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Stamp in a Sentence

  1. Eugenia Mays:

    For some of my coworkers it was pretty tough, because that was their only job, so unemployment was kicked in, food stamp was kicked in, and you just have to learn how to budget and how to do things off of that point. Some got other jobs, some had to buddy up with others to live together.

  2. Director David Neuhauser:

    That's one area of severe weakness. There's no one on the board to counter the current management's strategy, you don't want a rubber stamp board. You want people who can push back.

  3. Gamal Abdel Nasser:

    It's really the government that will put the policies and they will just rubber stamp it.

  4. Melanie Walsh:

    Not many people are willing to pay the Stamp Duty fee that comes with such a large home, it could be up to 12 % of the home value, but by entering our home in this contest, we can include the fees, so the person who wins won't have to pay it.

  5. Ed Asner:

    That show definitely had the stamp of approval, it was a good show. I can remember when we first started out and the rest of the cast, the other guys, were saying ‘ Will we make it ? Will we make it ? ’ What I said is, ‘ I do n’t give a s ---. If I just keep doing scripts this good, that’s all I care about. Whether they cancel us or not is n’t important. The fact that we’ve got this good stuff to do is all that matters. ’.

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Translations for Stamp

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  • ختمArabic
  • печа́тBulgarian
  • segell, estampar, segellarCatalan, Valencian
  • razítkoCzech
  • præg, trampe, stampe, frimærke, udstanse, præge, stempel, stempelmærke, stanse, stemple, frankere, stampenDanish
  • Stempel, stempeln, freimachenGerman
  • σφραγίδα, ποδοκρότημαGreek
  • sello, timbrar, estampado, franquearSpanish
  • تاپه, استامپ, مهرPersian
  • leimasin, leimamerkki, tömistää, sulkijamerkki, tömistellä, meistää, stanssata, leimata, polkaisu, [[laittaa]] [[postimerkki]], koristemerkki, sinetti, lyödä, [[liimata]] postimerkki, postimerkittää, leimaFinnish
  • estamper, affranchir, cachet, tamponner, timbrer, tamponFrench
  • टिकटHindi
  • lepecsétel, bélyegez, felbélyegezHungarian
  • stimpill, stimplaIcelandic
  • timbrare, affrancare, conio, bollo, stampareItalian
  • 印章, 判子, 印鑑Japanese
  • 인감, 圖章, 印鑑, 도장, 인장, 印章Korean
  • cop, setemMalay
  • stampenDutch
  • carimbo, timbrar, carimbar, selagemPortuguese
  • штамп, то́пать, печа́ть, то́пнуть, печа́тание, ште́мпель, накле́йкаRussian
  • žig, pečatSerbo-Croatian
  • stamp, stämpel, klistermärke, klampa, trampa, prägla, prägel, stampa, stämpla, frankeraSwedish
  • ముద్ర, ముద్రవేయుTelugu
  • مہر, ٹکٹUrdu
  • 印章, ấn chương, triện, 篆Vietnamese

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    restoring confidence and relieving anxiety
    A busy
    B reassuring
    C occasional
    D tight

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