Meaning of STAMP in English

I. stamp 1 S2 /stæmp/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

1 . MAIL ( also postage stamp formal ) a small piece of paper that you buy and stick onto an envelope or package before posting it:

a 29-cent stamp

Richard collects stamps.

a second-class stamp

2 .

PRINTED MARK a tool for pressing or printing a mark or pattern onto a surface, or the mark made by this tool:

a date stamp

a passport stamp

3 . the stamp of something if something has the stamp of a particular quality, it clearly has that quality:

The speech bore (=had) the stamp of authority.

4 . PAYMENT British English a small piece of paper that is worth a particular amount of money and is bought and collected for something over a period of time:

television licence stamps

5 . TAX British English a piece of paper for sticking to some official papers to show that British tax has been paid

6 . of ... stamp formal someone with a particular kind of character:

He’s clearly of a very different stamp.

7 . WITH FOOT an act of stamping, especially with your foot:

an angry stamp

⇨ ↑ food stamp

II. stamp 2 S1 W1 BrE AmE verb

[ Date: 1100-1200 ; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English stampian 'to crush' ]

1 . PUT FOOT DOWN [intransitive and transitive] to put your foot down onto the ground loudly and with a lot of force:

The audience stamped and shouted.

‘I will not!’ Bert yelled and stamped his foot (=because he was angry) .

She stood at the bus stop stamping her feet (=because she was cold) .

stamp on somebody/something (=try to hurt or kill someone or something, by putting your foot down onto them)

Marta shrieked and started stamping on the cockroach.

2 . WALK NOISILY [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to walk somewhere in a noisy way by putting your feet down hard onto the ground because you are angry SYN stomp

stamp around/out of/off etc

My mother stamped off down the stairs.

3 . MAKE A MARK [transitive] to put a pattern, sign, or letters on something, using a special tool:

The woman at the desk stamped my passport.

Among the papers was a brown folder stamped ‘SECRET’.

stamp something on something

Stamp the date on all the letters.

4 . AFFECT SOMEBODY/SOMETHING [transitive] to have an important or permanent effect on someone or something:

The experience remained stamped on her memory for many years.

stamp somebody with something

His army years had stamped him with an air of brisk authority.

5 . MAIL [transitive] to stick a stamp onto a letter, ↑ parcel etc

stamp somebody as something phrasal verb

to show that someone has a particular type of character:

It was his manners that stamped him as a real gentleman.

stamp on somebody/something phrasal verb

to use force or your authority to stop someone from doing something, or stop something from happening, especially in an unfair way:

Officers were given orders to stamp on any hint of trouble.

stamp something ↔ out phrasal verb

1 . to prevent something bad from continuing:

We aim to stamp out poverty in our lifetimes.

2 . to stop a fire from burning by stepping hard on the flames

3 . to make a shape or object by pressing hard on something using a machine or tool

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.