stamp ( stamps plural & 3rd person present) ( stamping present participle) ( stamped past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A stamp or a postage stamp is a small piece of paper which you lick and stick on an envelope or package before you post it to pay for the cost of the postage.
...a book of stamps..., ...two first class stamps.
2 n-count A stamp is a small block of wood or metal which has a pattern or a group of letters on one side. You press it onto an pad of ink and then onto a piece of paper in order to produce a mark on the paper. The mark that you produce is also called a stamp.
...a date stamp and an ink pad..., You may live only where the stamp in your passport says you may.
3 verb If you stamp a mark or word on an object, you press the mark or word onto the object using a stamp or other device.
Car manufacturers stamp a vehicle identification number at several places on new cars to help track down stolen vehicles... V n prep
`Eat before JULY 14' was stamped on the label. V n prep
4 verb If you stamp or stamp your foot, you lift your foot and put it down very hard on the ground, for example because you are angry or because your feet are cold.
Often he teased me till my temper went and I stamped and screamed, feeling furiously helpless... V
His foot stamped down on the accelerator... V adv/prep
She stamped her feet on the pavement to keep out the cold. V n prep/adv, Also V n
Stamp is also a noun., n-count usu sing
...hearing the creak of a door and the stamp of cold feet.
5 verb If you stamp somewhere, you walk there putting your feet down very hard on the ground because you are angry.
`I'm going before things get any worse!' he shouted as he stamped out of the bedroom... V prep/adv
6 verb If you stamp on something, you put your foot down on it very hard.
He received the original ban last week after stamping on the referee's foot during the supercup final. V on n
7 n-sing If something bears thestampof a particular quality or person, it clearly has that quality or was done by that person.
usu the N of n
Most of us want to make our home a familiar place and put the stamp of our personality on its walls.
rubber stamp stamp on phrasal verb If someone stamps on a dishonest or undesirable activity, they act immediately to stop it happening or spreading.
The tone of her voice was designed to stamp on this topic of conversation once and for all... V P n stamp out phrasal verb If you stamp out something bad that is happening, you make it stop.
Dr Muffett stressed that he was opposed to bullying in schools and that action would be taken to stamp it out. V n P