stamp Definition

  • 1a small piece of paper with a design on it that is stuck onto an envelope or package to show that the cost of sending it has been paid
  • 2to put your foot down heavily and noisily onto the ground or something on the ground
  • 3to mark something with a particular quality or feature

Using stamp: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stamp" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to buy some stamps for these letters.

  • Example

    She stamped her foot in frustration.

  • Example

    The incident stamped a lasting impression on his mind.

  • Example

    The company's logo is stamped on every product they sell.

stamp Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using stamp

  • to make one's mark or influence felt on something


    The new CEO wasted no time in putting her stamp on the company by implementing major changes in the first month.

  • to accept something as true or genuine without questioning or analyzing it


    Don't take everything you read on the internet at face value; always fact-check before sharing.

  • to train or discipline someone to improve their behavior or performance


    The coach was known for his tough love approach, always able to lick his players into shape before the big game.

Phrases with stamp

  • to get rid of something completely, especially something bad or harmful


    The government is determined to stamp out corruption in the country.

  • an indication or confirmation that something is good, acceptable, or genuine


    Getting the CEO's stamp of approval is crucial for this project to move forward.

  • a person who collects postage stamps as a hobby


    My grandfather was an avid stamp collector and had a huge collection from all over the world.

Origins of stamp

from Old French 'estamper', meaning 'to stamp, pound'


Summary: stamp in Brief

The term 'stamp' [stæmp] refers to a small piece of paper used to show payment for sending mail, or to the act of putting one's foot down heavily or marking something with a particular quality. It can be used as a noun or verb, as in 'She stamped her foot in frustration.' 'Stamp' extends into phrases like 'stamp out,' meaning to get rid of something completely, and idioms like 'put one's stamp on something,' denoting making one's mark or influence felt.

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