• Stamp Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
- (v. i.) To strike the foot forcibly downward.
- (n.) The act of stamping, as with the foot.
- (v. t.) Hence, a stamped or printed device, issued by the government at a fixed price, and required by law to be affixed to, or stamped on, certain papers, as evidence that the government dues are paid; as, a postage stamp; a receipt stamp, etc.
- (v. i.) Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart.
- (n.) The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die.
- (v. t.) Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp.
- (v. i.) To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage.
- (n.) The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression.
- (v. i.) To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill.
- (v. i.) To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. t.) A half-penny.
- (v. i.) To strike; to beat; to crush.
- (v. t.) An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.
- (v. t.) A character or reputation, good or bad, fixed on anything as if by an imprinted mark; current value; authority; as, these persons have the stamp of dishonesty; the Scriptures bear the stamp of a divine origin.
- (v. t.) An offical mark set upon things chargeable with a duty or tax to government, as evidence that the duty or tax is paid; as, the stamp on a bill of exchange.
- (v. t.) A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate.
- (v. i.) To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials.
- (v. t.) A kind of heavy hammer, or pestle, raised by water or steam power, for beating ores to powder; anything like a pestle, used for pounding or bathing.
- (v. t.) Money, esp. paper money.
- (n.) that which is marked; a thing stamped.
• Stampede Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Any sudden unconcerted moving or acting together of a number of persons, as from some common impulse; as, a stampede to the gold regions; a stampede in a convention.
- (v. t.) To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.
- (v. t.) A wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in consequence of a panic.
- (v. i.) To run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.