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  4  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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 
  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\,  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 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  2.  To  strike  the  foot  forcibly  downward. 
  But  starts,  exclaims,  and  stamps,  and  raves,  and 
  dies.  --dennis. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  distinctive  form  in  which  a  thing  is  made  "pottery  of 
  this  cast  was  found  throughout  the  region"  [syn:  {cast}, 
  2:  a  type  or  class;  "more  men  of  his  stamp  are  needed" 
  3:  a  symbol  that  is  the  result  of  printing;  "he  put  his  stamp 
  on  the  envelope"  [syn:  {impression}] 
  4:  a  token  that  postal  fees  have  been  paid  [syn:  {postage},  {postage 
  5:  a  heavy  bar  that  moves  vertically  for  crushing  ores  [syn:  {pestle}] 
  6:  a  block  or  die  used  to  imprint  a  mark  or  design 
  7:  a  device  incised  to  make  an  impression;  used  to  secure  a 
  closing  or  to  authenticate  documents  [syn:  {seal}] 
  v  1:  walk  heavily;  "The  men  stomped  through  the  snow  i  their 
  heavy  boots"  [syn:  {stomp},  {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  as  of  letters 
  5:  treat  or  classify  according  to  a  mental  stereotype;  "I  was 
  stereotyped  as  a  lazy  Southern  European"  [syn:  {pigeonhole}, 
  6:  destroy  or  extinguish  as  if  by  stamping  with  the  foot; 
  "Stamp  fascism  into  submission";  "stamp  out  tyranny" 
  7:  raise  in  a  relief;  "embossed  stationary"  [syn:  {emboss},  {boss}] 

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