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1. A small village.
2. In New York state, an unincorporated community that is within a town and is not a part of a village.
[Middle English hamelet, from Old French, diminutive of hamel, diminutive of ham, village, of Germanic origin; see tkei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. a small village or group of houses
2. (in Britain) a village without its own church
[C14: from Old French hamelet, diminutive of hamel, from ham, of Germanic origin; compare Old English hamm plot of pasture, Low German hamm enclosed land; see home]
a small village.
[1300–50; Middle English hamelet < Middle French, =hamel (diminutive of ham < Germanic; see home) + -et -et]
the hero of a tragedy by Shakespeare, Hamlet (1603), a young prince who avenges the murder of his father.
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|Noun||1.||hamlet - a community of people smaller than a village|
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
|2.||Hamlet - the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father|
|3.||hamlet - a settlement smaller than a town |
settlement - an area where a group of families live together
kraal - a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade
pueblo - a communal village built by Indians in the southwestern United States