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Definition of the noun hamper

What does hamper mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hampers

  1. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  2. a basket usually with a cover

Alternative definition of the noun hamper

noun

  1. A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles or small animals; as,
  2. A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
  3. [nautical] Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

Definition of the verb hamper

What does hamper mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hampered | hampering | hampers

  1. prevent the progress or free movement of
    • example: He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]The rules forbid smoking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with preposition and -ing]The rules forbid us from smoking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, possessive with -ing]The rules forbid our smoking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]The rules forbid it

      Forbid Verbs (with the same syntax): ban, bar, block, deter, discourage, dissuade, forbid, hinder, impede, inhibit, obstruct, preclude, prevent, prohibit, restrain, stop.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of hamper: cramp / halter / strangle
    • more generic words: bound / confine / limit / restrict / throttle / trammel = place limits on
  2. put at a disadvantage

Alternative definition of the verb hamper

verb

  1. [transitive] To put into a hamper.
  2. [transitive] To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to ensnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.

Explanation

Hamper: A hamper refers to a set of related basket-like items. In primarily British usage, it refers to a wicker basket, usually large, that is used for the transport of items, often food. In North America, the term generally refers to a household receptacle, often a basket, for clean or dirty clothing, regardless of its composition, i.e. "a laundry hamper". Typically a laundry hamper is used for storage and will be sturdier, taller and have a lid while a laundry basket is open and used mainly for transport. However, some parts of North America make no distinction between laundry hamper and basket.

Phrases with Hamper

  1. food hamper
  2. clothes hamper

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hamper

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Google previewRivethead (2008)

Tales from the Assembly Line by Ben Hamper

” —Flint Journal “Ben Hamper is a modern worker writer, proletarian ...

Google previewThe Witch in the Garden (2013)

by Dan Gonzalez

Over the hamper is a rack that had books and magazines. Sometimes Jazz or Michelle will read in ...

Google previewThe Linguistics of Laughter (2006)

A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk by Alan Partington

It is also necessary to be in possession of the cultural knowledge that a Christmas hamper is a basket containing the foodstuffs incorporated in the joke – the essential ingredients of a traditional British Christmas. Hoey stresses that different ...

Google previewHow to Be a Man (2013)

by Harold D. Edmunds

A hamper is a vertical basket with a cover that is used to store dirty clothes until you can wash them. There is a technique to doing laundry. If you have any stains on your clothes, spray it with stain remover before you do your laundry. Separate ...

Google previewPick-me-up (1897)

A hamper is a thing of fiction and a lie for ever. A hassock is a mystery to a tall woman. A hydrant is indicated by a piece of tin enamelled in '' and white, shaped like a diamond, and ...

Google previewMarket Growers Journal (1909)

The Home Hamper is a crate whose dimensions at the top are 13} by 24 inches, and the depth of the common 6-(basket carrier. The crate •is about 2 inches narrower at the bottom and Mr. .Fullerton claims that, this particular form of orate is ...

Google previewHoard's Dairyman (1915)

THE FAMILY HAMPER IS A VARIETY PACKAGE FIG. 7. THE ONE-SERVICE ADAP AYRSHIRE COW, LILY OF WILLOWMOOR,. - = Strictly speaking, the term “ lower rates” can be applied only to parcels weighing less than thirtyeight pounds ...

Google previewThe Relation of the City to Its Food Supply (1915)

Report of a Committee of the National Municipal League, November 19, 1914 by National Municipal League, Clyde Lyndon King

CUCUMBERS The bushel hamper is a very common receptacle for marketing cucumbers. Fractional bushel baskets are also quite common. A considerable portion of the cucumbers from the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ashtabula, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1904)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

Roe, had caused to be delivered to him, the said Richard Roe, a certain other hamper containing certain other (stating...

0, and which last mentioned hamper and its contents aforesaid were then and there intended to be ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

HAMPER. ». / [Supposed by MinJhWu tc be contracted from bandpanier; but banaperium appears to have been"a:wdrd long in use, whence banaper, hampers A large basket for1 carriage. What powder'd wigs ! what flanies and darts, !

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)

by Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat

Hamper ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

HAMPER. HAMPSHIRE. Divisions, Ike. Population. Beaulieu Fareham. Lyndhurst . HAMPSHIRE, NEW. Divisions. They also recouer great store of cotton, Brasill wood, and those beds which they call hamacas. or Brasill beds, wherein in hot ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: F-M (1900)

by Joseph Wright

Hence Hamper, sb. one who cannot read fluently. Cld. 0AM.) 3. sb. A halt in walking. Twd. HAM.) 4. A stutter. Slk. Hegot through the saxteenth o' ...

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Usage statistics about hamper

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hamper:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hamper:

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I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially. (Denzel Washington)
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Scrabble value of H4A1M3P3E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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