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Webster 1913 Edition


Stamp

Stamp

(stămp)
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Stamped
(stămt ; 215)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Stamping
.]
[OE.
stampen
; akin to LG. & D.
stampen
, G.
stampfen
, OHG.
stampfōn
, Dan.
stampe
, Sw.
stampa
, Icel.
stappa
, G.
stampf
a pestle and E.
step
. See
Step
,
Verb.
I.
, and cf.
Stampede
.]
1.
To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
Shak.
He frets, he fumes, he stares, he
stamps
the ground.
Dryden.
2.
To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor;
as, he
stamped
his foot with rage
.
3.
To crush; to pulverize; specifically
(Metal.)
, to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill.
I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and
stamped
it, and ground it very small.
Deut. ix. 21.
4.
To impress with some mark or figure;
as, to
stamp
a plate with arms or initials
.
5.
Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply;
as, to
stamp
virtuous principles on the heart
.
God . . . has
stamped
no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being.
Locke.
6.
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.
To put a stamp on, as for postage;
as, to
stamp
a letter; to
stamp
a legal document
.
To stamp out
,
to put an end to by sudden and energetic action; to extinguish;
as,
to stamp out
a rebellion
.

Stamp

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To strike; to beat; to crush.
These cooks how they
stamp
and strain and grind.
Chaucer.
2.
To strike the foot forcibly downward.
But starts, exclaims, and
stamps
, and raves, and dies.
Dennis.

Stamp

,
Noun.
1.
The act of stamping, as with the foot.
2.
The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die.
’T is gold so pure
It can not bear the
stamp
without alloy.
Dryden.
3.
The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression.
That sacred name gives ornament and grace,
And, like his
stamp
, makes basest metals pass.
Dryden.
4.
That which is marked; a thing stamped.
Hanging a golden
stamp
about their necks.
Shakespeare
5.
[F.
estampe
, of German origin. See
Stamp
,
Verb.
T.
]
A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate.
[Obs.]
At Venice they put out very curious
stamps
of the several edifices which are most famous for their beauty and magnificence.
Addison.
6.
An official 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
.
7.
Hence:
A stamped or printed device, usually paper, 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 tax
stamp
; a receipt
stamp
, etc.
8.
An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.
9.
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
.
Of the same
stamp
is that which is obtruded on us, that an adamant suspends the attraction of the loadstone.
Sir T. Browne.
10.
Make; cast; form; character;
as, a man of the same
stamp
, or of a different
stamp
.
A soldier of this season's
stamp
.
Shakespeare
11.
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 beating.
12.
A half-penny.
[Obs.]
Beau. & Fl.
13.
pl.
Money, esp. paper money.
[Slang, U.S.]
Stamp act
,
an act of the British Parliament [1765] imposing a duty on all paper, vellum, and parchment used in the American colonies, and declaring all writings on unstamped materials to be null and void.
Stamp collector
,
(a)
an officer who receives or collects stamp duties.
(b)
one who collects postage or other stamps, as an avocation or for investment; a philatelist.
Stamp duty
,
a duty, or tax, imposed on paper and parchment used for certain writings, as deeds, conveyances, etc., the evidence of the payment of the duty or tax being a stamp.
[Eng.]
Stamp hammer
,
a hammer, worked by power, which rises and falls vertically, like a stamp in a stamp mill.
Stamp head
,
a heavy mass of metal, forming the head or lower end of a bar, which is lifted and let fall, in a stamp mill.
Stamp mill
(Mining)
,
a mill in which ore is crushed with stamps; also, a machine for stamping ore.
Stamp note
,
a stamped certificate from a customhouse officer, which allows goods to be received by the captain of a ship as freight.
[Eng.]
Stamp office
,
an office for the issue of stamps and the reception of stamp duties.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stamp

STAMP

,
Verb.
T.
[G.] In a general sense, to strike; to beat; to press. Hence,
1.
To strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downwards; as, to stamp the ground.
He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground. [In this sense, the popular pronunciation is stomp, with a broad.]
2.
To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials.
3.
To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart. [See Enstamp.]
4.
To fix a mark by impressing it; as a notion of the Deity stamped on the mind.
God has stamped no original characters on our minds, wherein we may read his being.
5.
To make by impressing a mark; as, to stamp pieces of silver.
6.
To coin; to mint; to form.

STAMP

,
Verb.
I.
To strike the foot forcibly downwards.
But starts, exclaims, and stamps, and raves, and dies.

STAMP

,
Noun.
1.
Any instrument for making impressions on other bodies.
Tis gold so pure, it cannot bear the stamp without alloy.
2.
A mark imprinted; an impression.
That sacred name gives ornament and grace, and , like his stamp, makes basest metals pass.
3.
That which is marked; a thing stamped.
Hanging a golden stamp about their necks.
4.
A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate.
At Venice they put out very curious stamps of the several edifices which are most famous for their beauty and magnificence.
5.
A mark set upon things chargeable with duty to government, as evidence that the duty is paid. We see such stamps on English newspapers.
6.
A character of reputation, good or bad, fixed on any thing. These persons have the stamp of impiety. The Scriptures bear the stamp of a divine origin.
7.
Authority; current value derived from suffrage or attestation.
Of the same stamp is that which is obtruded on us, that an adamant suspends the attraction of the loadstone.
8.
Make; cast; form; character; as a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp.
9.
In metallurgy, a kind of pestle raised by a water wheel, for beating ores to powder; any thing like a pestle used for pounding or beating.

Definition 2022


stamp

stamp

English

Noun

stamp (plural stamps)

The first U.S. stamp
  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 or imprint 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

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Verb

stamp (third-person singular simple present stamps, present participle stamping, simple 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.
    • Dryden
      He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  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, figuratively) To mark; to impress.
    • John Locke
      God [] has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport:
      England's superior conditioning began to show in the final quarter and as the game began to break up, their three-quarters began to stamp their authority on the game. And when Foden went on a mazy run from inside his own 22 and put Ashton in for a long-range try, any threat of an upset was when and truly snuffed out.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑmp

Verb

stamp

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stampen
  2. imperative of stampen

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Icelandic

Noun

stamp

  1. indefinite accusative singular of stampur