Meaning of STAMP in English

STAMP

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a seal/stamp of approval (= official approval )

You must not make decisions without your manager’s seal of approval.

a stamp/coin/book/glass etc collection

an impressive Roman coin collection

date stamp

establish/assert/impose/stamp your authority (= show people that you have authority )

The new manager was anxious to establish her authority.

Robertson quickly stamped his authority on the team.

The State Department pressed him to take bolder steps to assert his authority.

first-class stamp/mail/post etc

food stamp

postage stamp

rubber stamp

stamp collecting

stamp duty

stamp out corruption (= stop it completely )

The party's chairman called for action to stamp out corruption.

stamp your feet (= bang them noisily on the ground )

He stamped his feet in an attempt to keep warm.

stamped addressed envelope

stamped, self-addressed envelope (= with your address on it so it can be sent back to you )

Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope .

stamping ground

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

new

Surely our new 18p stamp should not be printed as I8p with a Roman I followed by an arabic 8.

Individuals seeking first-day cancellations of the new stamps should purchase them at a post office and place them on addressed envelopes.

But children in their households can receive the new state-paid food stamps .

The mob had already burnt in effigy Andrew Oliver and his new stamp office before doing some damage to his house.

official

A 35-cent brochure on the trail is available at each site, where visitors may obtain an official stamp representing each location.

rubber

In this domain it serves, to use the unavoidable cliche, merely as a rubber stamp .

This fuelled Opposition fears that the committee was set up to rubber stamp massive cuts in welfare payments.

Businesses often seek to incorporate their terms, or individual terms, by using a rubber stamp .

Many courts rubber stamp them and those children who like being in secure units may not press to leave.

Its runways made a distinctive pattern, a slanting cross, as if some one had slammed a rubber stamp on the scruffy countryside.

It is difficult to think what could make the Assemblée resemble a rubber stamp more than this.

On the surface, the veneer of an open democratic debate; underneath, the potential of a pre-determined rubber stamp .

Parliament is seen as a rubber stamp for decisions made elsewhere.

trading

There is uncertainty as to whether the exchange of trading stamps for goods is a sale or an exchange.

■ NOUN

class

We will lower the limit on the Post office monopoly much closer to the level of the first class stamp .

Your call should not cost more than a first class stamp .

It must have been mailed a few days ago, with a second class stamp .

It was the Saint Mary's window though, which was considered best for the first class stamp .

collection

The value of the stamp collection should be typed in.

I got home and for a couple of hours I worked on my stamp collection .

I have this urge to snow you my childhood stamp collection , just that I don't have one.

collector

We asked Gloucester's stamp collectors what they made of today's break with tradition.

Also patron of clerics, messengers, postal workers, radio workers, stamp collectors , telecommunications workers, and television workers.

Whilst at public school, the young Joe Strummer was an avid stamp collector .

date

Always check the date stamp to be sure.

The date stamp must be altered every day, as the Post Office will not accept pre- or post-dated mail.

duty

Stamp duty Another central government tax raised on transfers of ownership is stamp duty.

Increasing the stamp duty threshold on house sales from £30,000 to £60,000.

Radical breaks on stamp duty are planned to entice house buyers into rundown areas.

This means that stamp duty is assessed by reference to the highest ascertainable rent which might become payable under the lease.

This will reduce Newco's stamp duty bill.

The section specified that stamp duty of 50p was payable on such an instrument.

Whichever buy-in regime applies, stamp duty is payable by Target at one-half percent on the return of the cancelled shares.

Therefore the stamp duty on a house worth £70,000 is £700.

food

They had no right to food stamps or unemployment benefits.

Example: Our food stamp program is designed to improve the diets of low-income families.

Social security, unemployment compensation, welfare, Medicare, food stamps , and public housing are examples.

Vermont has double the percentage of people on food stamps in any given month.

Democrats favor providing for food stamps and Supplemental Security Income.

The department responsible for food stamps and improving conditions for the rural poor should rightfully be held to the highest human-rights standard.

Between 1989 and 1993 the number of children receiving food stamps increased by 51 percent.

They also qualified for food stamps and Medicare.

postage

And postage stamps are not the only things that have gone up in price.

She will take your cigarettes, money, paper clips, postage stamps , whatever you want to give her.

Finally, from the 40p would be deducted the cost of the telephone call or postage stamp to make the complaint.

And on the dining-room table were silver goblets, and a big silver tureen in which reflections lay like brilliant postage stamps .

If and when the Post Office is privatised, will our postage stamps continue to bear a portrait of the monarch?

All we ever did was make a little wine, print up a lot of postage stamps .

Improbable because compared to the plump, leather-lined Bentley, a barn door has the frontal area of a postage stamp .

In its upper right corner, where it belonged, a postage stamp had been etched in the yellow gold.

program

Example: Our food stamp program is designed to improve the diets of low-income families.

The bill would have made changes in the food stamp program but would have kept it under federal control.

The Republican majority has backed away from plans to dramatically scale back the food stamp program .

Much of the savings would come from a $ 28. 4 billion cut in the growth of the food stamp program .

That measure would not allow states to take over the food stamp program .

Under the Senate bill, the food stamp program would be left under the control of the federal government.

■ VERB

bear

It did not, now, bear the stamp of Duncan on it.

His early work, produced between 1930 and 1933, bears the stamp of sectarianism.

In the first two weeks of January 1992, 18 more people were killed in murders bearing the stamp of death squads.

The scheme bore the unmistakable stamp of Kurt Hahn and his trust system that Charles had seen in operation at Gordonstoun.

How could she produce anything that bore the stamp of continuity and at the same time managed to be fresh and original?

Wycliffe lifted out a man's wrist watch and a little wad of letters still in their envelopes and bearing foreign stamps .

Such cheques will bear the bank's stamp and a bank official's signature on their face.

buy

Male speaker People will have been queueing up this morning to buy these stamps .

It makes her feel very grown-up to walk to the post office and to buy airmail stamps .

There is not even a postcard to buy , let alone a stamp .

collect

And he broke bones like other people collect stamps .

Y., collected stamps and, as a high school honors student, performed science experiments on the conductivity of seawater.

Perhaps your Pack would like to collect stamps together - why don't you ask your Brown Owl?

give

Impressed by what he saw, the emperor gave karate his stamp of approval and at once it became very popular.

A multiple transfer of assets may be time consuming if consents are required and may give rise to unnecessary stamp duty.

And as for the young singers, they certainly gave the design the stamp of approval.

They put in my real balance which was something like £7.50 - but they'd given me their stamp .

issue

An Post has also issued a commemorative stamp to mark the event.

Oaxaca's philatelic museum, meanwhile, announced that it would issue a stamp bearing Morales' image and signature.

pay

The purchaser of assets will pay stamp duty at double this rate but on only part of the consideration.

Citibank Mortgage will pay stamp duty up to a maximum of £400 and provide two years' free unemployment cover.

put

No one has managed to put their stamp on Stockton South.

He deserves a chance to put his own stamp on the program.

That famous churchman Arnold of Rugby put a stamp upon independent education which helped to produce this consequence.

What if I lick every single one of my invitations shut without putting stamps on the reply cards?

It also opened a convention at which Mr Gore must put his own stamp on the Democratic party.

Laurence argued that putting cartoon characters on stamps is precisely not the way to capture the imagination of children.

Sight: Put six foreign stamps on the table.

But every real team finds some way to put a personal stamp on its purpose.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

second-class mail/post/stamp etc

First-class and second-class mail should be put through the machine on separate runs.

The quantity relative for second-class stamps is 140.0, indicating an increase in numbers bought of 40%.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Louis, get over here!" Margaret demanded with a stamp of her foot.

a stamp in your passport

a 32-cent stamp

Do you save stamps?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Do not forget there is no stamp needed.

Individuals seeking first-day cancellations of the new stamps should purchase them at a post office and place them on addressed envelopes.

Requests for the Learning stamp should be postmarked by March 20 and the Merian prints by June 1.

The food stamps which government provides to such families can be spent only on food.

The material from the iron mortar boxes was washed out on to a screen and the oversize returned to the stamps.

There is no signature silhouette or personal stamp left by color or texture.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

around

Giants, the epigones of Uranus, stamp around in the cold, steaming like cattle.

Finally Baby Suggs slapped the boys' hands away from the bucket and sent Stamp around to the pump to rinse himself.

But tonight his thoughts were stamping around his mind wearing heavy boots.

down

He threw down the knife, turned off the gas ring and stamped down the hall.

He stamped down on the accelerator and we flew for eight or ten blocks.

She pictured the man stamping down through his pub, irate and duty-bound.

Then we caught a light and he stamped down just as hard on the pedal.

Those that sent you here have forgotten you, buried you, stamped down the earth on your memory.

The clatter was quite effective until one of the masters stamped down on the offenders.

A boot stamped down an inch away.

off

And when that didn't work, he had an animated discussion with team manager Maurizio Mancini before stamping off .

Sir John had then stamped off , muttering curses about public officials who didn't seem to care.

on

He later said he had seen people being slapped around and stamped on by police.

Meanwhile, though creative financing has mostly been stamped on , some councils' past ingenuity is catching up with them.

It had London stamped on it in large letters.

When he came off stage the violets had been kicked into the wings, stamped on by Tiger Lily's Redskins.

Today the old-fashioned kind of graft mostly gets stamped on by a fiercely nit-picking bureaucracy.

It is thought she may have been punched or stamped on .

out

Using a cutter, stamp out nine leaves.

It is something that cannot be stamped out , or stifled, or gagged, or suppressed by any means.

Pitt was a great philanthropist and wanted to stamp out smuggling, which was rife.

Why, then, do so many experts seek to stamp out fear?

There were always new battles to fight, new obstacles to uproot, new heresies to stamp out .

Once again the real estate agent stamped out of the room, muttering angrily.

Roll thinly and stamp out 16 small leaves.

Miguel turned away, stamping out his cigarette, facing the wall like it was his future.

■ NOUN

authority

But for the most part, he seems to be trying to stamp his authority and conservatism on a divided Congress.

The agenda gave Sutton a golden opportunity to stamp his authority on the paper.

Conwy's atmospheric cluster of lofty towers and town walls, 700 years on, still stamp their authority on the landscape.

He has three young daughters of his own, and loses no time in stamping his authority on the entire brood.

So in came James - and he recovered from a jittery start to stamp his authority on an emphatic Liverpool win.

This caning had its effect for the whole class knew that Miss Smith would stand no nonsense and it stamped her authority .

With Rangers two goals up, Baxter was stamping his mazy authority on the game.

envelope

Here there were piles of newspapers, heaps of books, manuscripts, labels, rubber stamps , envelopes .

I enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope .

food

The budget would soften a provision that limits able-bodied adults without children to three months of food stamps in any 36-month period.

foot

Scrambling to his feet , he tested the floor at his feet by stamping with the heel of his uninjured leg.

Her bare foot stamped the ground and the necklace clattered.

Flittern Rattletrap hammered the strings of a low-throated stringed instrument, his feet stamping time.

mark

Mr Portillo, who is favoured to become the next party leader, immediately stamped his mark on his new portfolio.

Flesh includes every part of existence that humans have stamped their mark on.

passport

His features relaxed and he stamped my passport .

Emmett, an immigration officer at Gatwick airport, stamped the passports , giving their holders the right to enter Britain indefinitely.

The woman who stamped my passport made me change money with her and she robbed me.

She stamps his passport without a word.

postage

But there you go, looking for the big picture on a postage stamp again.

Coins, jewelry, postage stamps , a Matisse litho, all passed through my hands.

rubber

The Democrats need to relocate the middle ground between rubber-stamping nominees who are unacceptable and abusing the confirmation process.

Here there were piles of newspapers, heaps of books, manuscripts, labels, rubber stamps , envelopes.

In the past, new members were chosen by Samaranch and his executive board and rubber-stamped by the membership.

Policy is determined by the Prime Minister and ministers individually, and rubber-stamped by Cabinet afterwards.

■ VERB

send

Newbridge substitute Stuart Griffiths was also sent off for stamping against Pontypridd, just six minutes after coming on.

try

But for the most part, he seems to be trying to stamp his authority and conservatism on a divided Congress.

I rose and tried to stamp the cramp from my feet as I heard a clatter of mops and pails.

One of the most positive things the Catholic Church had done for screwing was trying to stamp it out.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

sb's stamping ground

A party conference is a natural stamping ground for those who have barely four days in which to make a mark.

It's my guess he is trying to reach his old stamping ground.

Like Banquo's ghost her figure would be seen haunting her old stamping ground.

This raises the question: where is the natural stamping ground for experienced lawyers with case management skills?

second-class mail/post/stamp etc

First-class and second-class mail should be put through the machine on separate runs.

The quantity relative for second-class stamps is 140.0, indicating an increase in numbers bought of 40%.

stamping ground

A party conference is a natural stamping ground for those who have barely four days in which to make a mark.

But not your place, of course: we're a good four hundred light years from your usual stamping grounds .

It's my guess he is trying to reach his old stamping ground .

Like Banquo's ghost her figure would be seen haunting her old stamping ground .

This raises the question: where is the natural stamping ground for experienced lawyers with case management skills?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The letters are stamped and are ready to be mailed.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Meanwhile, though creative financing has mostly been stamped on, some councils' past ingenuity is catching up with them.

Miguel turned away, stamping out his cigarette, facing the wall like it was his future.

One cradled a paper cup of coffee in both hands, stamping his feet as if it was cold.

Pitt was a great philanthropist and wanted to stamp out smuggling, which was rife.

Punching postman Tony Thornton says he's going to stamp on Eubank - but Eubank plans to return the challenger to sender.

Roll thinly and stamp out 16 small leaves.

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