stamping

stamp

[stamp]
verb (used with object)
1.
to strike or beat with a forcible, downward thrust of the foot.
2.
to bring (the foot) down forcibly or smartly on the ground, floor, etc.
3.
to extinguish, crush, etc., by striking with a forcible downward thrust of the foot (followed by out ): to stamp out a fire.
4.
to suppress or quell (a rebellion, uprising, etc.) quickly through the use of overwhelming force (usually followed by out ).
5.
to crush or pound with or as with a pestle.
6.
to impress with a particular mark or device, as to indicate genuineness, approval, or ownership: to stamp a document with a seal.
7.
to mark or impress with a design, word, mark, etc.: Age stamped his face with lines.
8.
to impress (a design, word, mark, etc.) on: to stamp one's initials on a document.
9.
to affix a postage stamp to (a letter, envelope, etc.).
10.
to characterize, distinguish, or reveal: His ingenuity with words stamped him as a potential poet.
verb (used without object)
11.
to bring the foot down forcibly or smartly, as in crushing something, expressing rage, etc.
12.
to walk with forcible or heavy, resounding steps: He stamped out of the room in anger.
noun
14.
an act or instance of stamping.
15.
a die or block for impressing or imprinting.
16.
a design or legend made with such a die or block.
17.
an official mark indicating genuineness, validity, etc., or payment of a duty or charge.
18.
a peculiar or distinctive impression or mark: a great man who left his stamp on legal procedure.
19.
character, kind, or type: a woman of serious stamp.
20.
an official seal or device appearing on a business or legal document to show that a tax has been paid.
21.
Also called local, local stamp. such a device, often similar to a postage stamp, issued by a private organization to show that the charges for mail carrying have been paid.
24.
an instrument for stamping, crushing, or pounding.
25.
a heavy piece of iron or the like, as in a stamp mill, for crushing ore or other material.

Origin:
1150–1200; (v.) early Middle English stampen to pound, crush, probably continuing Old English *stampian (cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German stampen, Old High German stampfōn, Old Norse stappa); sense development apparently influenced by Old French estamper to stamp < Germanic; (noun) late Middle English: instrument for stamping an impression; partly derivative of the v., partly < Old French estampe, derivative of estamper

stampable, adjective
stampless, adjective
misstamp, verb (used with object)
nonstampable, adjective
prestamp, noun, verb (used with object)
restamp, verb
superstamp, noun, verb (used with object)
understamp, noun
understamp, verb (used with object)
unstamped, adjective

stamp, stomp.


4. eliminate, quash. See abolish.
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stamp (stæmp)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by on) (foll by on)
1.  to bring (the foot) down heavily (on the ground, etc)
2.  (intr) to walk with heavy or noisy footsteps
3.  to repress, extinguish, or eradicate: he stamped on any criticism
4.  (tr) to impress or mark (a particular device or sign) on (something)
5.  to mark (something) with an official impress, seal, or device: to stamp a passport
6.  (tr) to fix or impress permanently: the date was stamped on her memory
7.  (tr) to affix a postage stamp to
8.  (tr) to distinguish or reveal: that behaviour stamps him as a cheat
9.  to pound or crush (ores, etc)
 
n
10.  the act or an instance of stamping
11.  a.  See postage stamp
 b.  a mark applied to postage stamps for cancellation purposes
12.  a similar piece of gummed paper used for commercial or trading purposes
13.  a block, die, etc, used for imprinting a design or device
14.  a design, device, or mark that has been stamped
15.  a characteristic feature or trait; hallmark: the story had the stamp of authenticity
16.  a piece of gummed paper or other mark applied to official documents to indicate payment of a fee, validity, ownership, etc
17.  informal (Brit) a national insurance contribution, formerly recorded by means of a stamp on an official card
18.  type or class: we want to employ men of his stamp
19.  an instrument or machine for crushing or pounding ores, etc, or the pestle in such a device
 
[Old English stampe; related to Old High German stampfōn to stamp, Old Norse stappa]
 
'stamper
 
n

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Word Origin & History

stamp
O.E. stempan "to pound in a mortar, stamp," from P.Gmc. *stampojanan (cf. O.N. stappa, M.Du. stampen, O.H.G. stampfon, Ger. stampfen "to stamp with the foot, beat, pound," Ger. Stampfe "pestle"), from nasalized form of PIE base *stebh- "to support, place firmly on" (cf. Gk. stembein "to trample, misuse;"
see staff). The meaning "impress or mark (something) with a die" is first recorded 1560. To stamp out "extinguish (a fire) by stamping on it" is attested from 1851 in the fig. sense. Stamping ground "one's particular territory" (1821) is from the notion of animals. It. stampa "stamp, impression," Sp. estampar "to stamp, print," Fr. estamper "to stamp, impress" are Gmc. loan-words.

stamp
1465, "stamping tool," from stamp (v.). Sense of "official mark or imprint" (to certify that duty has been paid on what has been printed or written) dates from 1542; transferred 1837 to adhesive labels issued by governments to serve the same purpose as impressed stamps. Stamp-collecting
is from 1862.
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