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Meaning of HAMLET

Pronunciation:  'hamlit, 'hamlit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a community of people smaller than a village
  2. [n]  a settlement smaller than a town
  3. [n]  the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father
 

HAMLET is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: crossroads, village
 
 See Also: campong, character, community, El Alamein, fictional character, fictitious character, Jamestown, Jericho, Kampong, kraal, pueblo, settlement

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ham"let\, n. [OWE. hamelet, OF. hamelet, dim. of hamel,
F. hameau, LL. hamellum, a dim. of German origin; cf. G. heim
home. [root]220. See {Home}.]
A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.

      The country wasted, and the hamlets burned. --Dryden.

Syn: Village; neighborhood. See {Village}.

 
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 Related Terms: archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, canton, city, commune, congressional district, constablewick, country town, county, crossroads, departement, diocese, district, duchy, electoral district, electorate, government, ham, hundred, Kreis, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan area, oblast, okrug, parish, precinct, principality, province, region, riding, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, territory, thorp, town, township, village, wapentake, ward, wick
 

 

 

 

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