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Noun: stamp  stamp
  1. A small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that postal fees have been paid
    - postage, postage stamp
  2. The distinctive form in which a thing is made
    "pottery of this stamp was found throughout the region";
    - cast, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn]
  3. A type or class
    "more men of his stamp are needed"
  4. A symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
    "he put his stamp on the envelope";
    - impression
  5. Something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    - tender, legal tender
  6. A small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid
    - revenue stamp
  7. Machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
    - pestle
  8. A block or die used to imprint a mark or design
  9. A device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
    - seal
Verb: stamp  stamp
  1. Walk noisily, heavily or angrily
    "The men stamped through the snow in their heavy boots";
    - stomp, stump, tromp [N. Amer, informal]
  2. To mark, or produce an imprint in or on something
    "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
  3. Reveal clearly as having a certain character
    "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"
  4. Affix a stamp to
    "Are the letters properly stamped?"
  5. Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
    "I was stamped as a lazy Southern European";
    - pigeonhole, stereotype
  6. Destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot
    "Stamp fascism into submission"; "stamp out tyranny"
  7. Form or cut out with a mould, form, or die
    "stamp needles"
  8. Crush or grind with a heavy instrument
    "stamp fruit to extract the juice"
  9. Mark, mould or decorate a surface with a raised design or symbol
    "stamped stationery";
    - emboss, boss

Derived forms: stamps, stamping, stamped

Type of: affix, assort, category, characterise [Brit], characterize, class, classify, crush, device, die, extinguish, family, forge, form, impress, imprint, item, machine, mash, medium of exchange, mold [N. Amer], monetary system, mould [Brit, Cdn], piece of paper, qualify, separate, shape, sheet, sheet of paper, snuff out [informal], solid, sort, sort out, squash, squeeze, squelch, squidge [informal], squish [informal], stick on, symbol, token, walk, work

Part of: battery, stamp battery

Encyclopedia: Stamp, Robert