Stamp vs Stomp - What's the difference?

stamp | stomp |

As nouns the difference between stamp and stomp

is that stamp is an act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof while stomp is a dance having a heavy, rhythmic step.

As verbs the difference between stamp and stomp

is that stamp is to step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly while stomp is (ambitransitive) to trample heavily.




(en noun)
  • An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.
  • The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.
  • * 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
  • Just then there was a sound of footsteps, and the Boy ran past near them, and with a stamp of feet and a flash of white tails the two strange rabbits disappeared.
  • An indentation or imprint made by stamping.
  • My passport has quite a collection of stamps .
  • A device for stamping designs.
  • She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps .
  • A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other, used to decorate letters or craft work.
  • These stamps have a Christmas theme.
  • A small piece of paper, with a design and a face value, used to prepay postage or other costs such as tax or licence fees.
  • I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.
    Now that commerce is done electronically, tax stamps are no longer issued here .
  • (slang, figuratively) A tattoo
  • (slang) A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide
  • Synonyms

    * (act of stamping ): * (indentation or imprint made by stamping ): * (device for stamping designs ): * (paper used to indicate payment has been paid ): postage stamp, revenue stamp, tax stamp

    Derived terms

    * rubber stamp * timestamp


    (en verb)
  • To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
  • The toddler screamed and stamped , but still got no candy.
  • To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
  • The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.
  • To strike, beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
  • * Dryden
  • He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
  • To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.
  • This machine stamps the metal cover with a design.
    This machine stamps the design into the metal cover.
  • To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.
  • The immigration officer stamped my passport.
  • To apply postage stamps to.
  • I forgot to stamp this letter.
  • (figurative) To mark; to impress.
  • * John Locke
  • God has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=England's superior conditioning began to show in the final quarter and as the game began to break up, their three-quarters began to stamp their authority on the game. And when Foden went on a mazy run from inside his own 22 and put Ashton in for a long-range try, any threat of an upset was when and truly snuffed out.}}


    * (mark by pressing quickly and heavily ): emboss, dent * (give an official marking to ): impress, imprint


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    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To trample heavily.
  • (slang) To severely beat someone physically or figuratively.
  • Synonyms

    (To severely beat someone) crush


    (en noun)
  • A dance having a heavy, rhythmic step.
  • The jazz music for this dance.