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Meaning of TAMPER

Pronunciation:  'tampur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
  2. [v]  fool or play around with; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"
  3. [v]  intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly; "Don't meddle in my affairs!"

TAMPER is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: meddle, monkey, tamp
 See Also: interfere, interpose, intervene, manipulate, step in, tool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tamp"er\, n.
    1. One who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for
       blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is
    2. An instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron.
  2. \Tam"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tampered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Tampering}.] [A corruption of temper.]
    1. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to
       tamper with a disease.
             'T is dangerous tampering with a muse. --Roscommon.
    2. To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing.
    3. To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery.
             Others tampered For Fleetwood, Desborough, and
             Lambert.                              --Hudibras.