What does stamp mean?

Definitions for stamp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stamp.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast, mold, mould, stamp(noun)

    the distinctive form in which a thing is made

    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

  2. stamp(noun)

    a type or class

    "more men of his stamp are needed"

  3. stamp, impression(noun)

    a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

    "he put his stamp on the envelope"

  4. postage, postage stamp, stamp(noun)

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

  5. tender, legal tender, stamp(noun)

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment

  6. revenue stamp, stamp(noun)

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

  7. stamp, pestle(noun)

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

  8. stamp(noun)

    a block or die used to imprint a mark or design

  9. seal, stamp(verb)

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

  10. stomp, stamp, stump(verb)

    walk heavily

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

  11. stamp(verb)

    to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

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

  12. stamp(verb)

    reveal clearly as having a certain character

    "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"

  13. stamp(verb)

    affix a stamp to

    "Are the letters properly stamped?"

  14. pigeonhole, stereotype, stamp(verb)

    treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

    "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"

  15. stamp(verb)

    destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot

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

  16. stamp(verb)

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

    "stamp needles"

  17. stamp(verb)

    crush or grind with a heavy instrument

    "stamp fruit extract the juice"

  18. emboss, boss, stamp(verb)

    raise in a relief

    "embossed stationery"


  1. stamp(Noun)

    An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.

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

  2. stamp(Noun)

    An indentation or imprint made by stamping.

    My passport has quite a collection of stamps.

  3. stamp(Noun)

    A device for stamping designs.

    She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.

  4. stamp(Noun)

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

    These stamps are purely decorative.

  5. stamp(Noun)

    A postage stamp.

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

  6. stamp(Noun)

    A tattoo

  7. stamp(Noun)

    A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide

  8. stamp(Verb)

    To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.

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

  9. stamp(Verb)

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

    The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.

  10. stamp(Verb)

    To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.

  11. stamp(Verb)

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

    The immigration officer stamped my passport.

  12. stamp(Verb)

    To apply postage stamps to.

    I forgot to stamp this letter.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stamp(verb)

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

  2. Stamp(verb)

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

  3. Stamp(verb)

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

  4. Stamp(verb)

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

  5. Stamp(verb)

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

  6. Stamp(verb)

    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. Stamp(verb)

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

  8. Stamp(verb)

    to strike; to beat; to crush

  9. Stamp(verb)

    to strike the foot forcibly downward

  10. Stamp(noun)

    the act of stamping, as with the foot

  11. Stamp(noun)

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

  12. Stamp(noun)

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

  13. Stamp(noun)

    that which is marked; a thing stamped

  14. Stamp(verb)

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

  15. Stamp(verb)

    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. Stamp(verb)

    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. Stamp(verb)

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

  18. Stamp(verb)

    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. Stamp(verb)

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

  20. Stamp(verb)

    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. Stamp(verb)

    a half-penny

  22. Stamp(verb)

    money, esp. paper money

  23. Origin: [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.]

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. Carl Woog:

    He is doing all he can to stamp it out.

  2. Ernest Rutherford:

    All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

  3. Brad Atkins:

    I even lick the envelope and stick on the stamp for them.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party.

  5. Josh Billings:

    Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

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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
  • 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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