Stamp to Stand
(Stamp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stamped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stamping.] [OE. stampen; akin to LG.
& D. stampen, G. stampfen, OHG. stanpfn, 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.Dryden.
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. 21.
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.
(Stamp), v. i.
1. To strike; to beat; to crush.
These cooks how they stamp and strain and grind.Chaucer.
2. To strike the foot forcibly downward.
But starts, exclaims, and stamps, and raves, and dies.dennis.
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 pureDryden.
It can not bear the stamp without alloy.
3. The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression.
That sacred name gives ornament and grace,Dryden.
And, like his stamp, makes basest metals pass.
4. that which is marked; a thing stamped.
hanging a golden stamp about their necks.Shak.