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ham·mer

 (hăm′ər)
n.
1. A hand tool consisting of a handle with a head of metal or other heavy rigid material that is attached at a right angle, used for striking or pounding.
2. A tool or device similar in function or action to this striking tool, as:
a. The part of a gunlock that hits the primer or firing pin or explodes the percussion cap and causes the gun to fire.
b. Music One of the padded wooden pieces of a piano that strikes the strings.
c. A part of an apparatus that strikes a gong or bell, as in a clock.
3. Anatomy See malleus.
4. Sports A metal ball weighing 16 pounds (7.2 kilograms) and having a long wire or wooden handle by which it is thrown for distance in track-and-field competition.
5. A small mallet used by auctioneers.
v. ham·mered, ham·mer·ing, ham·mers
v.tr.
1.
a. To hit, especially repeatedly, with a hammer; pound. See Synonyms at beat.
b. To strike forcefully and repeatedly: hooves hammering the ground.
c. To assault with military force: hammered the position with artillery shells.
2.
a. To beat into a shape with a hammer or similar tool: hammered the metal into a goblet.
b. To accomplish or produce with difficulty or effort. Often used with out: hammer out an agreement.
3. To put together, fasten, or seal, particularly with nails, by hammering.
4. To force upon (someone) by constant repetition: hammered the information into the students' heads.
5.
a. To cause harm, loss, or difficulty to (someone), especially repeatedly: investors hammered in the bear market.
b. To defeat soundly: got hammered in the playoffs.
c. To attack verbally: a politician hammered in the press
v.intr.
1. To deal repeated blows with or as if with a hammer; pummel: "Wind hammered at us violently in gusts" (Thor Heyerdahl).
2. To undergo beating in the manner of a hammer: My pulse hammered.
3. Informal To keep at something continuously. Often used with away: hammered away at the problem.
Idiom:
under the hammer
For sale at an auction.

[Middle English hamer, from Old English hamor; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

ham′mer·er n.

hammer

(ˈhæmə)
n
1. (Tools) a hand tool consisting of a heavy usually steel head held transversely on the end of a handle, used for driving in nails, beating metal, etc
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any tool or device with a similar function, such as the moving part of a door knocker, the striking head on a bell, etc
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a power-driven striking tool, esp one used in forging. A pneumatic hammer delivers a repeated blow from a pneumatic ram, a drop hammer uses the energy of a falling weight
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a part of a gunlock that rotates about a fulcrum to strike the primer or percussion cap, either directly or via a firing pin
5. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics
a. a heavy metal ball attached to a flexible wire: thrown in competitions
b. the event or sport of throwing the hammer
6. an auctioneer's gavel
7. (Instruments) a device on a piano that is made to strike a string or group of strings causing them to vibrate
8. (Anatomy) anatomy the nontechnical name for malleus
9. (Curling) curling the last stone thrown in an end
10. (Commerce) go under the hammer come under the hammer to be offered for sale by an auctioneer
11. hammer and tongs with great effort or energy: fighting hammer and tongs.
12. on someone's hammer slang
a. persistently demanding and critical of someone
b. in hot pursuit of someone
vb
13. to strike or beat (a nail, wood, etc) with or as if with a hammer
14. (tr) to shape or fashion with or as if with a hammer
15. (tr; foll by in or into) to impress or force (facts, ideas, etc) into (someone) through constant repetition
16. (intr) to feel or sound like hammering: his pulse was hammering.
17. (often foll by: away) to work at constantly
18. (tr)
a. to question in a relentless manner
b. to criticize severely
19. informal to inflict a defeat on
20. (tr) slang to beat, punish, or chastise
21. (Stock Exchange) (tr) stock exchange
a. to announce the default of (a member)
b. to cause prices of (securities, the market, etc) to fall by bearish selling
[Old English hamor; related to Old Norse hamarr crag, Old High German hamar hammer, Old Slavonic kamy stone]
ˈhammerer n
ˈhammer-ˌlike adj

ham•mer

(ˈhæm ər)

n.
1. a tool consisting of a solid head, usu. of metal, set crosswise on a handle, used for driving nails, beating metals, etc.
2. any of various instruments or devices resembling this in form, action, or use, as a gavel, a mallet for playing the xylophone, or one of the padded levers by which the strings of a piano are struck.
3. the part of a lock of a firearm that strikes the primer or firing pin, explodes the percussion cap, etc., and causes the discharge; cock.
4. a metal ball, usu. weighing 16 lb. (7.3 kg), attached to a steel wire at the end of which is a grip, for throwing in the hammer throw.
v.t.
6. to beat or drive (a nail, peg, etc.) with a hammer.
7. to fasten by using hammer and nails; nail (often fol. by down, up, etc.).
8. to assemble or build with a hammer and nails (often fol. by together).
9. to beat out: to hammer brass.
10. to form or construct by repeated, vigorous, or strenuous effort (often fol. by out or together): to hammer out an agreement.
11. to pound or hit forcefully (often fol. by out): to hammer out a tune on the piano.
12. to settle or resolve, as by strenuous or repeated effort (usu. fol. by out): They hammered out their differences at last.
13. to present (points in an argument, an idea, etc.) forcefully or compellingly: hammering home the need for action.
14. to impress (something) as if by hammer blows: to hammer rules into someone's head.
v.i.
15. to strike blows with or as if with a hammer.
16. to make persistent or laborious attempts to finish or perfect something (sometimes fol. by away): She hammered away at her speech for days.
17. to reiterate; emphasize by repetition (often fol. by away).
Idioms:
under the hammer, for sale at public auction.
[before 1000; Middle English hamer, Old English hamor, c. Old Saxon hamur, Old High German hamar hammer, Old Norse hamarr hammer, crag]
ham′mer•er, n.

hammer


Past participle: hammered
Gerund: hammering

Imperative
hammer
hammer
Present
I hammer
you hammer
he/she/it hammers
we hammer
you hammer
they hammer
Preterite
I hammered
you hammered
he/she/it hammered
we hammered
you hammered
they hammered
Present Continuous
I am hammering
you are hammering
he/she/it is hammering
we are hammering
you are hammering
they are hammering
Present Perfect
I have hammered
you have hammered
he/she/it has hammered
we have hammered
you have hammered
they have hammered
Past Continuous
I was hammering
you were hammering
he/she/it was hammering
we were hammering
you were hammering
they were hammering
Past Perfect
I had hammered
you had hammered
he/she/it had hammered
we had hammered
you had hammered
they had hammered
Future
I will hammer
you will hammer
he/she/it will hammer
we will hammer
you will hammer
they will hammer
Future Perfect
I will have hammered
you will have hammered
he/she/it will have hammered
we will have hammered
you will have hammered
they will have hammered
Future Continuous
I will be hammering
you will be hammering
he/she/it will be hammering
we will be hammering
you will be hammering
they will be hammering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hammering
you have been hammering
he/she/it has been hammering
we have been hammering
you have been hammering
they have been hammering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hammering
you will have been hammering
he/she/it will have been hammering
we will have been hammering
you will have been hammering
they will have been hammering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hammering
you had been hammering
he/she/it had been hammering
we had been hammering
you had been hammering
they had been hammering
Conditional
I would hammer
you would hammer
he/she/it would hammer
we would hammer
you would hammer
they would hammer
Past Conditional
I would have hammered
you would have hammered
he/she/it would have hammered
we would have hammered
you would have hammered
they would have hammered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hammer - the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
firing mechanism, gunlock - the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
striker - the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
2.hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handlehammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
ball-peen hammer - a hammer with one round and one flat end; used in working metal
bricklayer's hammer - a hammer used in laying bricks
carpenter's hammer, claw hammer, clawhammer - a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails
hammerhead - the striking part of a hammer
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
head - the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
beetle, mallet - a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
maul, sledgehammer, sledge - a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
percussor, plessor, plexor - (medicine) a small hammer with a rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes
tack hammer - a light hammer that is used to drive tacks
3.hammer - the ossicle attached to the eardrumhammer - the ossicle attached to the eardrum
auditory ossicle - ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
4.hammer - a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.hammer - a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
drumstick - a stick used for playing a drum
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
5.hammer - a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
6.hammer - a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
piano action - action consisting of a system of levers that move a felt hammer to strike the strings when a key is depressed
striker - the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
7.hammer - a power tool for drilling rockshammer - a power tool for drilling rocks  
air hammer, jackhammer, pneumatic hammer - a hammer driven by compressed air
electric hammer - a hammer driven by electric motor
power tool - a tool driven by a motor
triphammer - a massive power hammer; raised by a cam until released to fall under gravity
8.hammer - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)hammer - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Verb1.hammer - beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
beat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
sledgehammer, sledge - beat with a sledgehammer
forge, hammer - create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
2.hammer - create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
hammer - beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
beat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
foliate - hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"
dropforge - forge with a dropforge; "drop-force the metal"

hammer

noun
1. mallet, gavel He used a hammer and chisel to chip away at the wall.
verb
1. hit, drive, knock, beat, strike, tap, bang Hammer a wooden peg into the hole.
2. (often with into) impress upon, repeat, drive home, drum into, grind into, din into, drub into He hammered it into me that I had not become a rotten goalkeeper.
3. criticize, condemn, censure, rebuke, reprimand, berate, castigate, admonish, chastise, pillory, lambaste The report hammers the private motorist.
4. (Informal) defeat, beat, thrash, stuff (slang), master, worst, tank (slang), lick (informal), slate (informal), trounce, clobber (slang), run rings around (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), blow out of the water (slang), drub He hammered the young left-hander in four straight sets.
5. fashion, make, form, shape, forge, beat out The barrels are hammered from cold steel.
go at something hammer and tongs do something enthusiastically, do something with gusto, give something laldy (Scot.) He loved gardening. He went at it hammer and tongs.
hammer away at something work, keep on, persevere, grind, persist, stick at, plug away (informal), drudge, pound away, peg away (chiefly Brit.), beaver away (Brit. informal) Palmer kept hammering away at his report.

hammer

verb
1. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
2. To shape, break, or flatten with repeated blows:
Translations
جَرَس السّاعَه او البيانوشَاكُوشكُرة مَعْدَنِيَّه تُرمى بِيَد فولاذيَّهمِطْرَقَهيَضْرِبُ بالمِطْرِقَه
kladivosrdcetlouci kladivemvtloukatkladívko
hammerhamre
چکش
vasaravasaroidaiskuritakoa
čekić
besulykolkalapácskalapálkikalapál
palu
hamarhamra á, troîa íneglasleggja
ハンマー
해머
malleus
duoti pipirųkūjisplaktukasšerdis
āmuriņšāmursdauzītiedzīt galvāsist
ciocan
kladivkovtĺkaťzatĺcť kladivom
kladivotrkatizabiti s kladivom
hammarehamra
ค้อน
çekiççekiciçekiçle vurmak/çakmaktokmakzorla öğretmek
búa

hammer

[ˈhæməʳ]
A. N (= tool) → martillo m (Mus) → macillo m; [of firearm] → percusor m
the hammer and sickleel martillo y la hoz
to come under the hammerser subastado
to go at it hammer and tongs (= argue) → discutir acaloradamente; (= fight) → luchar a brazo partido; (= work) → darle duro
B. VT
1. [+ nail] → clavar; [+ metal] → martillar, batir
to hammer a post into the groundhincar un poste en el suelo a martillazos
to hammer sth into shape [+ metal] → forjar algo a martillazos (fig) [+ team etc] → forjar algo a golpes
to hammer a point homeremachar un punto
to hammer sth into sb (fig) → meter algo en la cabeza de algn
2. (= defeat, thrash) → dar una paliza a, machacar
C. VI to hammer on or at a doordar golpes en or golpear una puerta
to hammer away at [+ subject] → insistir con ahinco en, machacar en; [+ work] → trabajar asiduamente en
to hammer away on the pianoaporrear el piano
hammer down VT + ADV [+ lid etc] → asegurar con clavos; [+ nail] → meter a martillazos
hammer in VT + ADVmeter a martillazos
hammer out VT + ADV [+ nail] → sacar; [+ dent] → alisar a martillazos (fig) [+ solution, agreement] → negociar no sin esfuerzo
hammer together VT + ADV [+ pieces of wood etc] → clavar

hammer

[ˈhæmər]
n
(= tool) → marteau m
to go at it hammer and tongs → s'en donner à cœur joie
to go under the hammer (at auction)être mis aux enchères hammer blow
(SPORT) (in athletics) (= object thrown) → marteau m (= event) → marteau m hammer throw
vt
[+ nail] → enfoncer; [+ wood] → marteler
(= beat decisively) → battre à plate couture, battre à plates coutures (= criticize) → descendre en flammes
to hammer a point home to sb → insister sur un point auprès de qn
to hammer an idea into sb → enfoncer une idée dans la tête de qn
vi
to hammer at the door → tambouriner contre la porte
to hammer on the table → taper du poing sur la table
hammer away at
vt fus [+ subject, theme] → insister lourdement sur
hammer in
vt sep [+ nail, peg] → enfoncer
hammer out
vt fus
[+ deal, agreement, compromise, solution] → s'entendre sur, négocier
[+ metal] → étendre au marteauhammer blow n (fig)coup m terrible
to deliver a hammer blow to sth → porter un coup terrible à qch

hammer

n (generally) → Hammer m; (of gun)Hahn m; to go at it hammer and tongs (inf)sich ins Zeug legen (inf), → sich reinhängen (sl); (= work also)schuften, dass die Fetzen fliegen (inf); (= quarrel)sich in die Wolle kriegen (inf), → sich streiten, dass die Fetzen fliegen; (= have sex)es miteinander machen (inf); to go/come under the hammer (at auction) → unter den Hammer kommen; throwing the hammer (Sport) → Hammerwerfen nt; in the hammer (Sport) → im Hammerwurf
vt
nail, metalhämmern; to hammer a nail into a walleinen Nagel in die Wand schlagen; to hammer something into shape (metal)etw zurechthämmern; (fig) agreementetw ausarbeiten; to hammer something into somebody or into somebody’s head (inf)jdm etw einbläuen (inf)
(inf: = defeat badly) → eine Schlappe beibringen +dat (inf); Chelsea were hammered 6-1Chelsea musste eine 6:1-Schlappe einstecken (inf)
(St Ex sl) stockbrokerfür zahlungsunfähig erklären
(inf: = criticize) → kritisieren, attackieren
(inf: = harm) small businesses have been hammered by the recessionkleine Firmen sind von der Rezession schwer in Mitleidenschaft gezogen worden
vihämmern; to hammer on the dooran die Tür hämmern; my heart was hammeringmein Herz pochte wild

hammer

:
hammer beam
nStichbalken m
hammer drill
nSchlagbohrmaschine f

hammer

[ˈhæməʳ]
1. n (tool) → martello; (of gun) → percussore m
to go at it hammer and tongs (fam) (work) → darci dentro; (argue) → azzuffarsi
2. vtmartellare (fig) (fam) (defeat) → stracciare; (thrash) → picchiare
to hammer nails into wood → piantare chiodi nel legno
to hammer sth into shape (metal) → dare una forma a qc col martello (fig) (team, plan) → mettere a punto qc
to hammer a point home to sb → cacciare un'idea in testa a qn
3. vidare colpi di martello
to hammer on or at the door → picchiare alla porta
hammer down vt + adv (lid) → fissare con colpi di martello; (nail) → piantare (a martellate)
hammer out vt + adv (metal) → spianare (a martellate) (fig) (solution, agreement) → mettere a punto

hammer

(ˈhӕmə) noun
1. a tool with a heavy usually metal head, used for driving nails into wood, breaking hard substances etc. a joiner's hammer.
2. the part of a bell, piano, clock etc that hits against some other part, so making a noise.
3. in sport, a metal ball on a long steel handle for throwing.
verb
1. to hit, beat, break etc (something) with a hammer. He hammered the nail into the wood.
2. to teach a person (something) with difficulty, by repetition. Grammar was hammered into us at school.
give (someone) a hammering
to hammer (= beat) (a person). His father gave him a hammering for stealing.
hammer home
to make great efforts to make a person realize. We'll have to hammer home to them the importance of secrecy.
hammer out
to produce (an agreement etc) with a great deal of effort and discussion. to hammer out a solution.

hammer

شَاكُوش kladivo hammer Hammer σφυρί martillo vasara marteau čekić martello ハンマー 해머 hamer hammer młotek martelo молоток hammare ค้อน çekiç búa 锤子

ham·mer

n. martillo.
1. huesecillo del oído medio;
2. instrumento empleado en exámenes físicos;
___ finger or toededo en garra;
percussion ______ de percusión;
reflex ______ de reflejo.
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THOUSANDS of Matchbox model cars worth around pounds 50,000 have gone under the hammer, with buyers coming from as far away as Germany.
In the past few weeks classics worth more than pounds 4 million have gone under the hammer, many to be dry-stored in purpose-built buildings until prices rise higher and they are put on the market again.