hamper
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhæmpɚ/
Noun

hamper (plural hampers)

  1. A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles or small animals
    a hamper of wine
    a clothes hamper
    an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels
  2. (uncommon except in, New England) A wicker or plastic basket specifically for holding laundry (from clothes hamper), as opposed to a covered wicker basket which is a true hamper
Translations Verb

hamper (hampers, present participle hampering; past and past participle hampered)

  1. (transitive) To put into a hamper.
    Competition pigeons are hampered for the truck trip to the point of release where the race back starts.
Translations Verb

hamper (hampers, present participle hampering; past and past participle hampered)

  1. (transitive) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle
    Synonyms: ensnare, inveigle
  2. To impede in motion or progress.
    Synonyms: hinder, embarrass, encumber
Translations Noun

hamper (plural hampers)

  1. A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
  2. (nautical) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: ingombro di coperta



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