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Meaning of HAMLET

Pronunciation:  'hamlit, 'hamlit

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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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