I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old High German stampfōn to stamp and perhaps to Greek stembein to shake up Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument 2. a. (1) to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot (2) to bring down (the foot) forcibly b. to extinguish or destroy by or as if by stamping with the foot — usually used with out <
stamp out cancer
3. a. impress, imprint <
stamp “paid” on the bill
b. to attach a stamp to 4. to cut out, bend, or form with a stamp or die 5. a. to provide with a distinctive character <
stamped with a dreary, institutionalized look — Bernard Taper
b. characterize <
stamped as honest women — W. M. Thackeray
intransitive verb 1. pound 1 2. to strike or thrust the foot forcibly or noisily downward II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a device or instrument for stamping 2. the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting 3. a. a distinctive character, indication, or mark b. a lasting imprint 4. the act of stamping 5. a stamped or printed paper affixed in evidence that a tax has been paid; also postage stampstampless adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • stamp — [stamp] vt. [ME stampen, akin to OHG stampfon < Gmc * stampon, *stampjan, to press to pieces < IE * stembh , to crush < base * steb(h) , a post, pole > STAFF2, STEP, STUMP] 1. to bring (the foot) down forcibly on the ground, a floor,… …   English World dictionary

  • Stamp — (st[a^]mp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stamped} (st[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stamping}.] [OE. stampen; akin to LG. & D. stampen, G. stampfen, OHG. stampf[=o]n, Dan. stampe, Sw. stampa, Icel. stappa, G. stampf a pestle and E. step. See {Step}, v. i …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stamp — ► VERB 1) bring down (one s foot) heavily on the ground or an object. 2) walk with heavy, forceful steps. 3) (stamp out) suppress or put an end to by taking decisive action. 4) impress with a device that leaves a mark or pattern. 5) impress (a… …   English terms dictionary

  • stamp — n: an official mark or seal set on something (as a deed) chargeable with a government or state duty or tax or on papers requiring execution under certain conditions to signify that the duty or tax has been paid or the condition fulfilled; esp:… …   Law dictionary

  • stamp — [n1] impression, symbol, seal brand, cast, earmark, emblem, hallmark, impress, imprint, indentation, mark, mold, print, signature, sticker; concepts 259,284 stamp [n2] character breed, cast, cut, description, fashion, form, ilk, kind, lot, mold,… …   New thesaurus

  • Stamp — Stamp, v. i. 1. To strike; to beat; to crush. [1913 Webster] These cooks how they stamp and strain and grind. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike the foot forcibly downward. [1913 Webster] But starts, exclaims, and stamps, and raves, and dies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stamp — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Joachim Stamp (* 1970), deutscher Politiker (FDP) Terence Stamp (* 1939), britischer Schauspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort b …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stamp —   [stæmp], Sir (seit 1965) Laurence Dudley, britischer Geograph, * Bexley (heute zu London) 9. 3. 1898, ✝ Mexiko 8. 8. 1966; 1921 23 Erdölgeologe in Birma, 1923 26 Professor in Rangun, ab 1926 Dozent, 1945 66 Professor in London; Präs. der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • stamp — vb *mark, brand, label, tag, ticket Analogous words: impress, imprint, print (see corresponding nouns at IMPRESSION): authenticate, validate (see CONFIRM): avouch, warrant (see ASSERT) stamp n 1 *impression, impress, imprint, print 2 mark, brand …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stamp- — *stamp , *stemp germ., Verb: nhd. stampfen, verstümmeln; ne. stamp (Verb), mutilate; Rekontruktionsbasis: afries.; Hinweis: s. *stampjan, *stampōn; Etymologie: vergleiche idg. *stē̆bʰ …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

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