Stamp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stæmp|  American pronunciation of the word stamp
Brit.  |stamp|  British pronunciation of the word stamp
- the distinctive form in which a thing is made (syn: cast, mold, mould)
- a type or class
- a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving (syn: impression)
- a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid (syn: postage)
- something that can be used as an official medium of payment (syn: tender)
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- walk heavily (syn: stomp, stump)
- to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something
- reveal clearly as having a certain character
- affix a stamp to
- treat or classify according to a mental stereotype (syn: pigeonhole, stereotype)
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Examples

He stamped his foot in anger.

He stamped out of the room.

She stamped the bill “paid.”

There was a stamp on the letter showing the date when it was received.

...a stamp left in the mud by some prehistoric beast...

The post office has issued a new commemorative stamp.

That episode was stamped on / in my memory.

Her success has stamped her as one of the country's top riders.

Marta shrieked and started stamping on the cockroach.

The horses stamped and pawed in their stables.

Richard collects stamps.

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).

My mother stamped off down the stairs.

Phrasal verbs

stamp down  — bring under control by force or authority
stamp out  — end or extinguish by forceful means

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: stamp
he/she/it: stamps
present participle: stamping
past tense: stamped
past participle: stamped
noun
singular: stamp
plural: stamps
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