date stamp

I. date stamp ˈdate stamp 1 verb [transitive]
1. to print the date on a document or an envelope:

• The Government is developing an electronic postmark to time and date stamp email.

• The form must be date stamped by the Post Office.

2. to print the date on a product in order to show when it was made or the date by which it should be eaten, sold, or used
  [m0] II. date stamp date stamp 2 stamp1

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Ⅰ.
date stamp UK US noun [C]
a printed date on a document, food product, etc., or the device used to print this: »

Two leading egg producers have been prosecuted for altering the date stamp on their eggs.

Ⅱ.
date stamp UK US verb [T]
to put a printed date on a document, food product, etc.: »

The forms will be date stamped and worked on in strict chronological order.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • date stamp — ► NOUN 1) a stamped mark indicating a date. 2) an adjustable stamp used to make such a mark. ► VERB (date stamp) ▪ mark with a date stamp …   English terms dictionary

  • date stamp — date ,stamp noun count an object used for printing the date on a document, or the date that is printed ╾ date ,stamp verb transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • date stamp — n a) an object used for printing the date on documents b) the mark that it makes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • date-stamp — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: date stamp : to stamp with a date the post office date stamps outgoing mail he date stamped each letter when he opened it * * * /dayt stamp /, v.t. to stamp the date on, as with a date stamp: He date stamped… …   Useful english dictionary

  • date stamp — verb stamp with a date The package is dated November 24 • Syn: ↑date • Derivationally related forms: ↑date (for: ↑date) • Hypernyms: ↑date, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • date stamp — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms date stamp : singular date stamp plural date stamps an object used for printing the date on a document, or the date that is printed Derived word: date stamp verb transitive Word forms date stamp : present tense …   English dictionary

  • date-stamp — /dayt stamp /, v.t. to stamp the date on, as with a date stamp: He date stamped every letter received. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • date stamp — noun a stamped mark indicating a date. ↘an adjustable stamp used to make such a mark. verb (date stamp) mark with a date stamp …   English new terms dictionary

  • date-stamp — See: date stamp …   English dictionary

  • date-stamp — stamp which is used to record the current date on various documents …   English contemporary dictionary


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