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Definition of Hamper


  1. 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.
  2. To put in a hamper.
  3. To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
  4. A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
  5. Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.
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Hamper Translations

hamper in German is hindern, Geschenkkorb
hamper in Italian is impedire
hamper in Norwegian is hemme, stor kurv, hindre
hamper in Spanish is enredarse, complicarse, impedir
hamper in Swedish is hindra, korg