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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

Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being.
Steven Biko

The god of love lives in a state of need. It is a need. It is an urge. It is a homeostatic imbalance. Like hunger and thirst, it's almost impossible to stamp out.

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
Norman Vincent Peale

Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.
Charles Baudelaire
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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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