see also: Stamp
Pronunciation Noun

stamp (plural stamps)

  1. An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.
    The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      Just then there was a sound of footsteps, and the Boy ran past near them, and with a stamp of feet and a flash of white tails the two strange rabbits disappeared.
  2. An indentation, imprint, or mark made by stamping.
    My passport has quite a collection of stamps.
  3. A device for stamping designs.
    She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.
  4. A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other, used to decorate letters or craft work.
    These stamps have a Christmas theme.
  5. A small piece of paper, with a design and a face value, used to prepay postage or other costs such as tax or licence fees.
    I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.
    Now that commerce is done electronically, tax stamps are no longer issued here.
  6. (slang, figuratively) A tattoo.
  7. (slang) A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide.
  8. A kind of heavy pestle, raised by water or steam power, for crushing ores.
  9. Cast; form; character; distinguishing mark or sign; evidence.
    the stamp of criminality
Synonyms Translations
  • Italian: conio
  • Portuguese: pisada
  • Russian: печа́ть
  • Spanish: estampado
Translations Translations Translations Verb

stamp (stamps, present participle stamping; past and past participle stamped)

  1. (intransitive) To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
    The toddler screamed and stamped, but still got no candy.
  2. (transitive) To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
    The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.
  3. (transitive) To strike, beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
    • He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
  4. (transitive) To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.
    This machine stamps the metal cover with a design.
    This machine stamps the design into the metal cover.
  5. (transitive) To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.
    The immigration officer stamped my passport.
  6. (transitive) To apply postage stamps to.
    I forgot to stamp this letter.
  7. (transitive, figurative) To mark; to impress.
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗:
      , Book IV, Chapter X
      God […] has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: taper du pied
  • Italian: battere i piedi
  • Russian: то́пать
  • French: taper (du pied)
  • Italian: battere i piedi
  • Russian: то́пать
  • Italian: pestare i piedi
  • Russian: топтать
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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