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English Dictionary: stamp by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
stamp
n
  1. the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
    Synonym(s): cast, mold, mould, stamp
  2. a type or class; "more men of his stamp are needed"
  3. a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
    Synonym(s): stamp, impression
  4. a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
    Synonym(s): postage, postage stamp, stamp
  5. something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    Synonym(s): tender, legal tender, stamp
  6. a small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid
    Synonym(s): revenue stamp, stamp
  7. machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
    Synonym(s): stamp, 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
    Synonym(s): seal, stamp
v
  1. walk heavily; "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
    Synonym(s): stomp, stamp, stump
  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 stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
    Synonym(s): pigeonhole, stereotype, stamp
  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 mold, form, or die; "stamp needles"
  8. crush or grind with a heavy instrument; "stamp fruit extract the juice"
  9. raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"
    Synonym(s): emboss, boss, stamp
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stamp \Stamp\v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stamped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Stamping}.] [OE. stampen; akin to LG. & D. stampen, G.
      stampfen, OHG. stanpf[?]n, Dan. stampe, Sw. stampa, Icel.
      stappa, G. stampf a pestle and E. step. See {Step}, v. i.,
      and cf. {Stampede}.]
      1. To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the
            foot, or by thrusting the foot downward. --Shak.
  
                     He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      2. To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor;
            as, he stamped his foot with rage.
  
      3. To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by
            the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill.
  
                     I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and
                     burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it
                     very small.                                       --Deut. ix.
                                                                              21.
  
      4. To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate
            with arms or initials.
  
      5. Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp
            virtuous principles on the heart.
  
                     God . . . has stamped no original characters on our
                     minds wherein we may read his being.   --Locke.
  
      6. To cut out, bend, or indent, as paper, sheet metal, etc.,
            into various forms, by a blow or suddenly applied pressure
            with a stamp or die, etc.; to mint; to coin.
  
      7. To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter;
            to stamp a legal document.
  
      {To stamp out}, to put an end to by sudden and energetic
            action; to extinguish; as, to stamp out a rebellion.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stamp \Stamp\, v. i.
      1. To strike; to beat; to crush.
  
                     These cooks how they stamp and strain and grind.
                                                                              --Chaucer.
  
      2. To strike the foot forcibly downward.
  
                     But starts, exclaims, and stamps, and raves, and
                     dies.                                                --dennis.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stamp \Stamp\, n.
      1. The act of stamping, as with the foot.
  
      2. The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on
            other bodies, as a die.
  
                     'T is gold so pure It can not bear the stamp without
                     alloy.                                                --Dryden.
  
      3. The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an
            impression.
  
                     That sacred name gives ornament and grace, And, like
                     his stamp, makes basest metals pass.   --Dryden.
  
      4. that which is marked; a thing stamped.
  
                     hanging a golden stamp about their necks. --Shak.
  
      5. [F. estampe, of german origin. See {Stamp}, v. t.] A
            picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a
            cut; a plate. [Obs.]
  
                     At Venice they put out very curious stamps of the
                     several edifices which are most famous for their
                     beauty and magnificence.                     --Addison.
  
      6. An offical mark set upon things chargeable with a duty or
            tax to government, as evidence that the duty or tax is
            paid; as, the stamp on a bill of exchange.
  
      7. Hence, a stamped or printed device, issued by the
            government at a fixed price, and required by law to be
            affixed to, or stamped on, certain papers, as evidence
            that the government dues are paid; as, a postage stamp; a
            receipt stamp, etc.
  
      8. An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as
            paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.
  
      9. A character or reputation, good or bad, fixed on anything
            as if by an imprinted mark; current value; authority; as,
            these persons have the stamp of dishonesty; the Scriptures
            bear the stamp of a divine origin.
  
                     Of the same stamp is that which is obtruded on us,
                     that an adamant suspends the attraction of the
                     loadstone.                                          --Sir T.
                                                                              Browne.
  
      10. Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp,
            or of a different stamp.
  
                     A soldier of this season's stamp.      --Shak.
  
      11. A kind of heavy hammer, or pestle, raised by water or
            steam power, for beating ores to powder; anything like a
            pestle, used for pounding or bathing.
  
      12. A half-penny. [Obs.] --au. & Fl.
  
      13. pl. Money, esp. paper money. [Slang, U.S.]
  
      {Stamp act}, an act of the British Parliament [1765] imposing
            a duty on all paper, vellum, and parchment used in the
            American colonies, and declaring all writings on unstamped
            materials to be null an void.
  
      {Stamp collector}, an officer who receives or collects stamp
            duties; one who collects postage or other stamps.
  
      {Stamp duty}, a duty, or tax, imposed on paper and parchment
            used for certain writings, as deeds, conveyances, etc.,
            the evidence of the payment of the duty or tax being a
            stamp. [Eng.]
  
      {Stamp hammer}, a hammer, worked by power, which rises and
            falls vertically, like a stamp in a stamp mill.
  
      {Stamp head}, a heavy mass of metal, forming the head or
            lower end of a bar, which is lifted and let fall, in a
            stamp mill.
  
      {Stamp mill} (Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed with
            stamps; also, a machine for stamping ore.
  
      {Stamp note}, a stamped certificate from a customhouse
            officer, which allows goods to be received by the captain
            of a ship as freight. [Eng.]
  
      {Stamp office}, an office for the issue of stamps and the
            reception of stamp duties.
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