Stamp Definition

Define what is Stamp?

1. mold, stamp, mould, cast (noun)

the distinctive form in which a thing is made.

  • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region.
Synonyms: mold, mould, cast

solid noun
a three-dimensional shape.

2. stamp, stomp, stump (verb)

walk heavily.

  • The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots.
Synonyms: stomp, stump

walk verb
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps.

3. stamp (verb)

to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something.

  • a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps.

imprint, impress verb
mark or stamp with or as if with pressure.


date stamp, date verb
stamp with a date.

handstamp, rubberstamp verb
stamp with a rubber stamp, usually an indication of official approval on a document.

Frank, postmark verb
stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing.

4. stamp (noun)

a type or class.

  • more men of his stamp are needed.

category, class, family noun
a collection of things sharing a common attribute.

5. stamp (verb)

reveal clearly as having a certain character.

  • His playing stamps him as a Romantic.

characterize, characterise, qualify verb
describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of.

6. stamp, impression (noun)

a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving.

  • he put his stamp on the envelope.
Synonyms: impression

symbol noun
an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance.


embossment, imprint noun
an impression produced by pressure or printing.

SEAL noun
a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it).

7. stamp (verb)

affix a stamp to.

  • Are the letters properly stamped?.

affix, stick on verb
attach to.


meter verb
stamp with a meter indicating the postage.

8. postage stamp, postage, stamp (noun)

a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid.


    token, item noun
    an individual instance of a type of symbol.

    9. legal tender, tender, stamp (noun)

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment.

      Synonyms: legal tender, tender

      medium of exchange, monetary system noun
      anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region.


      food stamp noun
      a government-issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food.

      10. stereotype, pigeonhole, stamp (verb)

      treat or classify according to a mental stereotype.

      • I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European.

      class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separate verb
      arrange or order by classes or categories.

      11. stamp (verb)

      destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot.

      • Stamp fascism into submission.
      • stamp out tyranny.

      extinguish, snuff out verb
      put an end to; kill.

      12. revenue stamp, stamp (noun)

      a small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid.

        Synonyms: revenue stamp

        piece of paper, sheet of paper, sheet noun
        paper used for writing or printing.

        13. stamp (verb)

        form or cut out with a mold, form, or die.

        • stamp needles.

        SHAPE, mould, mold, form, forge, work verb
        make something, usually for a specific function.

        14. pestle, stamp (noun)

        machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores.

          Synonyms: pestle

          machine noun
          any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks.

          15. stamp (noun)

          a block or die used to imprint a mark or design.


            die noun
            a device used for shaping metal.

            16. stamp (verb)

            crush or grind with a heavy instrument.

            • stamp fruit extract the juice.

            mash, squash, squeeze, crush, squelch verb
            to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition.

            17. SEAL, stamp (noun)

            a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents.

              Synonyms: SEAL

              device noun
              any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery).


              bulla noun
              the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull.

              cachet noun
              a seal on a letter.

              great seal noun
              the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty.

              handstamp, rubber stamp noun
              a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand.

              signet noun
              a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially).

              18. boss, emboss, stamp (verb)

              raise in a relief.

              • embossed stationery.
              Synonyms: boss, emboss

              imprint, impress verb
              mark or stamp with or as if with pressure.


              block verb
              stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block.

              Nearby Terms

              Stamp Act (noun)
              an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766

              stamp album (noun)
              an album for stamps

              stamp battery (noun)
              a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores

              stamp collecting (noun)
              the collection and study of postage stamps

              stamp collection (noun)
              a collection of stamps

              stamp collector (noun)
              a collector and student of postage stamps

              stamp dealer (noun)
              a dealer in stamps (whose customers are stamp collectors)

              stamp down (verb)
              to put down by force or authority

              stamp duty (noun)
              a tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications)

              stamp mill (noun)
              a mill in which ore is crushed with stamps

              stamp out (verb)
              end or extinguish by forceful means

              stamp pad (noun)
              a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp

              stamp tax (noun)
              a tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications)

              stampede (noun)
              a headlong rush of people on a common impulse

              stamper (noun)
              a workman whose job is to form or cut out by applying a mold or die (either by hand or by operating a stamping machine)