Definition for STAMP

STAMP, v.t. [D. stampen; G. stampfen; Dan. stamper; Sw. stampa; Fr. estamper; It. stampare; Sp. estampar. I know not which is the radical letter, m or p. In a general sense, to strike; to beat; to press. Hence,]

  1. To strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or, by thrusting the foot downward; as, to stamp the ground. He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground. – Dryden. [In this sense, the popular pronunciation is stamp, with a broad.]
  2. To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials.
  3. To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart. [See Enstamp.]
  4. To fix a mark by impressing it; as, a notion of the Deity stamped on the mind. God has stomped no original characters on our minds, wherein we may read his being. – Locke.
  5. To make by impressing a mark; as, to stamp pieces of silver.
  6. To coin; to mint; to form. – Shak.

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