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hamper


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hamper  \Ham"per\,  n.  [See  {Hamper}  to  shackle.] 
  1.  A  shackle;  a  fetter;  anything  which  impedes.  --W.  Browne. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  Articles  ordinarily  indispensable,  but  in  the  way 
  at  certain  times.  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  {Top  hamper}  (Naut.),  unnecessary  spars  and  rigging  kept 
  aloft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hamper  \Ham"per\,  n.  [Contr.  fr  hanaper.] 
  A  large  basket,  usually  with  a  cover,  used  for  the  packing 
  and  carrying  of  articles;  as  a  hamper  of  wine;  a  clothes 
  hamper;  an  oyster  hamper,  which  contains  two  bushels. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hamper  \Ham"per\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hampered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hampering}.] 
  To  put  in  a  hamper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hamper  \Ham"per\,  v.  t.  [OE.  hamperen,  hampren,  prob.  of  the 
  same  origin  as  E.  hamble.] 
  To  put  a  hamper  or  fetter  on  to  shackle;  to  insnare;  to 
  inveigle;  hence  to  impede  in  motion  or  progress;  to 
  embarrass;  to  encumber.  ``Hampered  nerves.''  --Blackmore. 
 
  A  lion  hampered  in  a  net.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  They  hamper  and  entangle  our  souls.  --Tillotson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hamper 
  n  1:  anything  that  restrains  (especially  something  used  to  tie 
  down  or  restrain  a  prisoner)  [syn:  {shackle},  {bond},  {trammel}, 
  {trammels}] 
  2:  a  basket  usually  with  a  cover 
  v  1:  prevent  the  progress  or  free  movement  of  "He  was  hampered 
  in  his  efforts  by  the  bad  weather"  [syn:  {halter},  {cramp}] 
  2:  put  at  a  disadvantage  [syn:  {handicap},  {hinder},  {disadvantage}] 




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