emboss vs stamp what difference

what is difference between emboss and stamp

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɒs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɑs/
  • Rhymes: -ɒs

Etymology 1

From Middle English embossen, embosen, embocen, from Old French embocer, equivalent to em- +‎ boss (a lump; bump; protuberance).

Verb

emboss (third-person singular simple present embosses, present participle embossing, simple past and past participle embossed)

  1. (transitive) To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol, extrude.
  2. (transitive) To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, etc.
    • Then o’er the lofty gate his art emboss’d / Androgeo’s death.
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Translations

Etymology 2

Perhaps from em- +‎ Old French bos, bois (wood). Compare imbosk.

Verb

emboss (third-person singular simple present embosses, present participle embossing, simple past and past participle embossed)

  1. (obsolete) Of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest.
  2. (obsolete) To drive (an animal) to extremity; to exhaust, to make foam at the mouth.
  3. (obsolete) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to enclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
  4. (obsolete) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.

Anagrams

  • besoms


English

Etymology

From Middle English stampen (to pound, crush), from assumed Old English *stampian, variant of Old English stempan (to crush, pound, pound in mortar, stamp), from Proto-West Germanic *stampōn, *stampijan, from Proto-Germanic *stampōną, *stampijaną (to trample, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *stemb- (to trample down). Cognate with Dutch stampen (to stamp, pitch), German stampfen (to stamp), Danish stampe (to stamp), Swedish stampa (to stomp), Occitan estampar, Polish stąpać (to step, treat). See also stomp, step.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stæmp/
  • Rhymes: -æmp

Noun

stamp (plural stamps)

  1. An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.
    • 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.
  2. An indentation, imprint, or mark made by stamping.
  3. A device for stamping designs.
  4. A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other, used to decorate letters or craft work.
  5. 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.
  6. (slang, figuratively) A tattoo.
  7. (slang) A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide.
  8. A kind of heavy pestle, raised by water or steam power, for crushing ores.
  9. Cast; form; character; distinguishing mark or sign; evidence.
    • 1863, Sporting Magazine (volume 42, page 290)
      At a short distance from her were a pair of bathers of a very different stamp, if their operations deserved the name of bathing at all, viz., two girls on the confines of womanhood, presenting strong contrast to each other []

Synonyms

  • (paper used to indicate payment has been paid): postage stamp, revenue stamp, tax stamp

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

stamp (third-person singular simple present stamps, present participle stamping, simple past and past participle stamped)

  1. (intransitive) To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
  2. (transitive) To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
  3. (transitive) To strike, beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
    • He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
  4. (transitive) To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.
  5. (transitive) To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.
  6. (transitive) To apply postage stamps to.
  7. (transitive, figuratively) To mark; to impress.
    • , Book IV, Chapter X
      God [] has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being.

Synonyms

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

Translations

Related terms

Anagrams

  • tamps

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑmp

Verb

stamp

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stampen
  2. imperative of stampen

Anagrams

  • spamt

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -am̥p

Noun

stamp

  1. indefinite accusative singular of stampur

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

stamp

  1. imperative of stampa

Welsh

Etymology

From English stamp.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stamp/

Noun

stamp m or f (plural stampiau or stamps, not mutable)

  1. stamp (for postage, validation on a document, evidence of payment, etc.)

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “stamp”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

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