Definition and Meanings for hamper
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Part of Speech of hamper
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of hamper
Meaning of hamper
- 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.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to put in a hamper.
as transitive verb
- to put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; to entangle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
- a shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
- articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.