What is the meaning of stamp?


  • The distinctive form in which a thing is made.
    • usage: "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
  • A type or class.
    • usage: "more men of his stamp are needed"
  • A symbol that is the result of printing or engraving.
    • usage: "he put his stamp on the envelope"
  • A small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid.
  • Something that can be used as an official medium of payment.
  • A small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid.
  • Machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores.
  • A block or die used to imprint a mark or design.
  • A device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents.


  • Walk heavily.
    • usage: "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
  • To mark, or produce an imprint in or on something.
    • usage: "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
  • Reveal clearly as having a certain character.
    • usage: "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"
  • Affix a stamp to.
    • usage: "Are the letters properly stamped"
  • Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype.
    • usage: "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
  • Destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot.
    • usage: "Stamp fascism into submission"; "stamp out tyranny"
  • Form or cut out with a mold, form, or die.
    • usage: "stamp needles"
  • Crush or grind with a heavy instrument.
    • usage: "stamp fruit extract the juice"
  • Raise in a relief.
    • usage: "embossed stationery"
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APAWordNet. (2010). stamp. Retrieved May 27, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/stamp/definitions/1208392
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