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, 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.

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  

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. Gamal Abdel Nasser:

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

  2. Alex DeGrasse:

    The Stefanik campaign will continue to make sure voters know the choice next November between real results for the North Country versus another Far-Left Socialist who will be a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and Andrew Cuomo’s failed policies.

  3. Patrick Murray:

    Now that's he's on Donald Trump's radar, that's kind of the credibility stamp for the Christie campaign.

  4. Charles Darwin:

    We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.

  5. Brad Atkins:

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

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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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