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Meaning of HAMSTER

Pronunciation:  'hamstur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches

HAMSTER is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: Cricetus, Cricetus cricetus, Eurasian hamster, genus Cricetus, gnawer, gnawing animal, golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, rodent, Syrian hamster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ham"ster\, n. [G. hamster.] (Zo["o]l.)
A small European rodent ({Cricetus frumentarius}). It is
remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under
the skin, and for its migrations.

Computing Dictionary

1. (From fairchild) A particularly slick little piece of code that does one thing well; a small, self-contained hack. The image is of a hamster happily spinning its exercise wheel.

2. A tailless mouse; that is, one with an infrared link to a receiver on the machine, as opposed to the conventional cable.

3. (UK) Any item of hardware made by amstrad, a company famous for its cheap plastic PC-almost-compatibles.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hamster in your dream, represents underdeveloped emotions. You are distancing yourself from others so that you won't end up getting hurt. It may also indicate that issues of sexuality are trivial to you. You are able to separate sex and love.