stamping ground
noun Date: 1786 stomping ground

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Stamping ground — Stamping Stamp ing, a. & n. from {Stamp}, v. [1913 Webster] {Stamping ground}, a place frequented, and much trodden, by animals, wild or domesticated; hence (Colloq.), the scene of one s labors or exploits; also, one s favorite resort; in this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stamping Ground — Stamping Ground, KY U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 566 Housing Units (2000): 245 Land area (2000): 0.636280 sq. miles (1.647957 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.636280 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • stamping ground — n especially BrE sb s stamping ground a favourite place where someone often goes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stamping ground — stamping grounds N COUNT: usu with poss Someone s stamping ground is a place where they like to go often. Syn: haunt …   English dictionary

  • stamping ground — (N. Amer. also stomping ground) ► NOUN ▪ a place one regularly frequents …   English terms dictionary

  • stamping ground — ☆ stamping ground n. Informal a regular or favorite gathering place, resort, or haunt also used in pl …   English World dictionary

  • stamping ground — noun a frequently visited place • Syn: ↑haunt, ↑hangout, ↑resort, ↑repair • Derivationally related forms: ↑repair (for: ↑repair), ↑hang out …   Useful english dictionary

  • stamping ground — UK [ˈstæmpɪŋ ˌɡraʊnd] / US noun [countable] Word forms stamping ground : singular stamping ground plural stamping grounds informal a place where you spend a lot of time …   English dictionary

  • stamping ground — /ˈstæmpɪŋ graʊnd / (say stamping grownd) Colloquial –noun 1. the habitual place of resort of an animal or person. –phrase 2. one s old stamping ground, the familiar haunts of a previous time in one s life, especially childhood. Also, stomping… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stamping Ground — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • stamping ground — n. one’s favorite or customary location. □ Adamsville is my old stamping ground. I was born there, you know. □ I like to go back and look at my old stamping ground every now and then …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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