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ham·per 1

 (hăm′pər)
tr.v. ham·pered, ham·per·ing, ham·pers
To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of: Fog hampered the rescue effort. See Synonyms at hinder1.
n. Nautical
Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.

[Middle English hamperen.]

ham·per 2

 (hăm′pər)
n.
A large basket, usually with a cover.

[Middle English, alteration of Anglo-Norman hanaper, from Old French hanepier, a case for holding goblets, from hanap, goblet, of Germanic origin.]

hamper

(ˈhæmpə)
vb
(tr) to prevent the progress or free movement of
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical gear aboard a vessel that, though essential, is often in the way
[C14: of obscure origin; perhaps related to Old English hamm enclosure, hemm hem1]
ˈhamperedness n
ˈhamperer n

hamper

(ˈhæmpə)
n
1. a large basket, usually with a cover
2. (Cookery) Brit such a basket and its contents, usually food
3. US a laundry basket
[C14: variant of hanaper]

ham•per1

(ˈhæm pər)

v.t.
1. to hold back; hinder; impede: Heavy rain hampered the flow of traffic.
2. to interfere with; curtail.
[1300–50; Middle English hampren; akin to Old English hamm enclosure, hemm hem1]
ham′pered•ly, adv.
ham′pered•ness, n.
ham′per•er, n.
syn: See prevent.

ham•per2

(ˈhæm pər)

n.
a large basket or wicker receptacle with a cover: a clothes hamper; a picnic hamper.
[1350–1400; Middle English hampere, variant of hanypere < Anglo-French; Middle French hanapier case to hold a drinking vessel]

hamper

- A food basket for a picnic, it is a phonetic reduction of the word hanaper, "plate basket," or "repository for treasure."
See also related terms for treasure.

hamper


Past participle: hampered
Gerund: hampering

Imperative
hamper
hamper
Present
I hamper
you hamper
he/she/it hampers
we hamper
you hamper
they hamper
Preterite
I hampered
you hampered
he/she/it hampered
we hampered
you hampered
they hampered
Present Continuous
I am hampering
you are hampering
he/she/it is hampering
we are hampering
you are hampering
they are hampering
Present Perfect
I have hampered
you have hampered
he/she/it has hampered
we have hampered
you have hampered
they have hampered
Past Continuous
I was hampering
you were hampering
he/she/it was hampering
we were hampering
you were hampering
they were hampering
Past Perfect
I had hampered
you had hampered
he/she/it had hampered
we had hampered
you had hampered
they had hampered
Future
I will hamper
you will hamper
he/she/it will hamper
we will hamper
you will hamper
they will hamper
Future Perfect
I will have hampered
you will have hampered
he/she/it will have hampered
we will have hampered
you will have hampered
they will have hampered
Future Continuous
I will be hampering
you will be hampering
he/she/it will be hampering
we will be hampering
you will be hampering
they will be hampering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hampering
you have been hampering
he/she/it has been hampering
we have been hampering
you have been hampering
they have been hampering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hampering
you will have been hampering
he/she/it will have been hampering
we will have been hampering
you will have been hampering
they will have been hampering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hampering
you had been hampering
he/she/it had been hampering
we had been hampering
you had been hampering
they had been hampering
Conditional
I would hamper
you would hamper
he/she/it would hamper
we would hamper
you would hamper
they would hamper
Past Conditional
I would have hampered
you would have hampered
he/she/it would have hampered
we would have hampered
you would have hampered
they would have hampered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hamper - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)hamper - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
ball and chain - heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain
fetter, hobble - a shackle for the ankles or feet
handcuff, handlock, manacle, cuff - shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
chains, irons - metal shackles; for hands or legs
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
2.hamper - a basket usually with a cover
basket, handbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handles
clothes basket, clothes hamper, laundry basket, voider - a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
food hamper - a hamper for packing and transporting food
Verb1.hamper - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
2.hamper - put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour - put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly disadvantages me"

hamper

noun
1. basket, case, package a luxury food hamper

hamper

verb
To restrict the activity or free movement of:
Informal: hog-tie.
noun
Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
Translations
سَلَّة ذات غِطاءيُعيق، يُعَرْقِل
bránitkošpřekážet
hæmmehindrekurvmadkurv
segamatakistama
estäähaitatakahlekorivaikeuttaa
fedeleskosár
hindra, tefjakarfa
apgrūtinātkavētpīts grozs
engellemeksandıksepet

hamper

1 [ˈhæmpəʳ] Ncesto m, canasta f

hamper

2 [ˈhæmpəʳ] VT (= hinder) [+ efforts, work] → dificultar, entorpecer; [+ movement] → obstaculizar, impedir
the investigation was hampered by their lack of cooperationla investigación se vio entorpecida por su falta de colaboración

hamper

[ˈhæmpər]
vt [+ person] → gêner; [+ efforts] → entraver, contrarier; [+ progress, development] → entraver; [+ movements] → gêner
n
(= basket of food) (also food hamper) → panier m (contenant une sélection de produits alimentaires) Christmas hamper
(= basket) → panier m (d'osier) picnic hamperham radio operator nopérateur m d'une station de radio amateur

hamper

1
n (esp Brit) (= basket)Korb m; (as present) → Geschenkkorb m

hamper

2
vtbehindern; movement alsoerschweren; person alsoSchwierigkeiten bereiten (+dat); to be hampered (by something)(durch etw) gehandikapt sein; the police were hampered in their search by the shortage of cluesder Mangel an Hinweisen erschwerte der Polizei die Suche

hamper

1 [ˈhæmpəʳ] n (basket) → cesto, cestino

hamper

2 [ˈhæmpəʳ] vt (hinder) → impedire, ostacolare

hamper

(ˈhӕmpə) verb
to make it difficult for (someone) to do something. I tried to run away but I was hampered by my long dress.
noun
a large basket with a lid. a picnic hamper.
References in classic literature ?
So thought every harassed, hampered, respectable boy in St.
Reformation may be its cure; and I could reform--I have strength yet for that--if--but where is the use of thinking of it, hampered, burdened, cursed as I am?
Our men barely numbered half, and as we were also hampered by the camels, there was no use in fighting, so we tried to overawe them by informing them who we were, and whither we were going.
He clutched frantically to save himself but had too round a surface to grasp, besides being hampered by his weapon.
She even went so far as to think of marrying a sub-lieutenant, a man who smoked tobacco, whom she proposed to render, by dint of care and kindness, one of the best men in the world, although he was hampered with debts.
They laid hold of my imagination, and hampered my tongue.
I don't wish to be hampered by any restrictions in the compilation of my notes.