Meaning of STAMP in English

I. ˈstamp; vt2a & vi2 are also ˈstämp or ˈstȯmp verb

Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old High German stampfōn to stamp and perhaps to Greek stembein to shake up

Date: 13th century

transitive verb

1. : to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument



(1) : to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot

(2) : to bring down (the foot) forcibly

b. : to extinguish or destroy by or as if by stamping with the foot — usually used with out

stamp out cancer


a. : impress , imprint

stamp “paid” on the bill

b. : to attach a stamp to

4. : to cut out, bend, or form with a stamp or die


a. : to provide with a distinctive character

stamp ed with a dreary, institutionalized look — Bernard Taper

b. : characterize

stamp ed as honest women — W. M. Thackeray

intransitive verb

1. : pound 1

2. : to strike or thrust the foot forcibly or noisily downward

II. noun

Date: 15th century

1. : a device or instrument for stamping

2. : the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting


a. : a distinctive character, indication, or mark

b. : a lasting imprint

4. : the act of stamping

5. : a stamped or printed paper affixed in evidence that a tax has been paid ; also : postage stamp

• stamp·less adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.