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Definition of Stamp


  1. To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  8. To strike; to beat; to crush.
  9. To strike the foot forcibly downward.
  10. The act of stamping, as with the foot.
  11. The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die.
  12. The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression.
  13. that which is marked; a thing stamped.
  14. A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.
  18. 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.
  19. Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp.
  20. 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.
  21. A half-penny.
  22. Money, esp. paper money.

Stamp Quotations

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. - Josh Billings
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
Josh Billings

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
Benito Mussolini

The Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed on the colonies by King George III. This act inevitably led to the American Revolution. Just as the Stamp Act did in 1765, Obamacare should act as a wake-up call. Chief Justice Roberts provides us with a similar call to action.
Rand Paul

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
Charles Darwin

I should be a postage stamp, because that's the only way I'll ever get licked. I'm beautiful. I'm fast. I'm so mean I make medicine sick. I can't possibly be beat.
Muhammad Ali
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Stamp Translations

stamp in Dutch is muntstempel
stamp in Finnish is leimata
stamp in French is pistil, estampiller, timbre-poste, timbre
stamp in German is Stempel, kennzeichen, Briefmarke, Briefmarke
stamp in Italian is bollo, bollare, francobollo
stamp in Norwegian is frimerke
stamp in Portuguese is selo
stamp in Spanish is sello, timbrar
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