Stamp Stamp (st[a^]mp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stamped} (st[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stamping}.] [OE. stampen; akin to LG. & D. stampen, G. stampfen, OHG. stampf[=o]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. [1913 Webster]

He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage. [1913 Webster]

3. To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials. [1913 Webster]

5. Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart. [1913 Webster]

God . . . has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

7. To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document. [1913 Webster]

{To stamp out}, to put an end to by sudden and energetic action; to extinguish; as, to stamp out a rebellion. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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