What does stamp mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. stamp(Noun)

    An indentation or imprint made by stamping.

    My passport has quite a collection of stamps.

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

  3. stamp(Noun)

    A device for stamping designs.

    She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.

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

  4. stamp(Noun)

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

    These stamps are purely decorative.

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

  5. stamp(Noun)

    A postage stamp.

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

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

  6. stamp(Noun)

    A tattoo

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

  7. stamp(Noun)

    A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide

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

  8. stamp(Verb)

    To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.

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

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

  9. stamp(Verb)

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

    The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.

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

  10. stamp(Verb)

    To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.

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

  11. stamp(Verb)

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

    The immigration officer stamped my passport.

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

  12. stamp(Verb)

    To apply postage stamps to.

    I forgot to stamp this letter.

    Etymology: 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

    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.]

  2. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  3. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  4. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  5. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  7. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  8. Stamp(verb)

    to strike; to beat; to crush

    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.]

  9. Stamp(verb)

    to strike the foot forcibly downward

    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.]

  10. Stamp(noun)

    the act of stamping, as with the foot

    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.]

  11. Stamp(noun)

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

    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.]

  12. Stamp(noun)

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

    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.]

  13. Stamp(noun)

    that which is marked; a thing stamped

    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.]

  14. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  17. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  19. Stamp(verb)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  21. Stamp(verb)

    a half-penny

    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.]

  22. Stamp(verb)

    money, esp. paper money

    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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Carl Woog:

    He is doing all he can to stamp it out.

  3. Donald Tzvi Ariel:

    It seems that some thought went into collecting the coins, and it is possible that the person who buried the cache was a coin collector, he acted in just the same way as stamp and coin collectors manage collections today.

  4. Staff Mark Meadows:

    Democratic leaders are eager for an expansive agreement, as are PresidentTrump and top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. But perhaps one half of Senate Republicans, mostly conservatives and those not facing difficult races this fall, are likely to oppose any deal. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson weighs in on the potential ‘ phase 4 ’ coronavirus relief bill on ‘ Sunday Morning Futures. ’ Prior talks had yielded little progress and Saturdays cautious optimism was a break from gloomy private assessments among GOP negotiators. The administration is willing to extend the newly expired $ 600 jobless benefit, at least in the short term, but is balking at other Democratic demands like aid for state and local governments, food stamp increases, and assistance to renters and homeowners. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said restoring the $ 600 supplemental jobless benefit is critically important to Trump. Were still a long ways apart and I dont want to suggest that a deal is imminent because it is not.

  5. Boon Hoe Leong:

    We do see that even though the stamp duties have increased .... we are still seeing people putting big money on these apartments, predominantly it is more for stability than anything else.

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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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