(noun, verb)


1. the distinctive form in which a thing is made

Similar word(s): cast, mold, mould

Definition categories: shape, solid

2. a type or class

- more men of his stamp are needed

Definition categories: group, category, class, family

3. a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

- he put his stamp on the envelope

Similar word(s): impression

Definition categories: communication, symbol

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

Similar word(s): postage

Definition categories: communication, item, token

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

Similar word(s): tender

Definition categories: possession

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

Definition categories: communication, sheet

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

Similar word(s): pestle

Definition categories: man–made, machine

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

Definition categories: man–made, die

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

Similar word(s): seal

Definition categories: man–made, device

Sentences with stamp as a noun:

- The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.

- My passport has quite a collection of stamps.

- She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.

- These stamps have a Christmas theme.

- I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.

- Now that commerce is done electronically, tax stamps are no longer issued here.


1. walk heavily

Similar word(s): stomp, stump

Definition categories: motion, walk

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

- a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps

Definition categories: contact, impress, imprint

3. reveal clearly as having a certain character

- His playing stamps him as a Romantic

Definition categories: perception, characterise, characterize, qualify

4. affix a stamp to

- Are the letters properly stamped?

Definition categories: contact, affix

5. treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

Similar word(s): pigeonhole, stereotype

Definition categories: cognition, assort, class, classify, separate, sort

6. destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot

- Stamp fascism into submission

- stamp out tyranny

Definition categories: change, extinguish

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

- stamp needles

Definition categories: creation, forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

8. crush or grind with a heavy instrument

- stamp fruit extract the juice

Definition categories: contact, crush, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch

9. raise in a relief

Similar word(s): boss, emboss

Definition categories: contact, impress, imprint

Sentences with stamp as a verb:

- The toddler screamed and stamped, but still got no candy.

- The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.

- This machine stamps the metal cover with a design.

- This machine stamps the design into the metal cover.

- The immigration officer stamped my passport.

- I forgot to stamp this letter.