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ham·let

 (hăm′lĭt)
n.
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 Indo-European roots.]

hamlet

(ˈhæmlɪt)
n
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]

ham•let

(ˈhæm lɪt)

n.
a small village.
[1300–50; Middle English hamelet < Middle French, =hamel (diminutive of ham < Germanic; see home) + -et -et]

Ham•let

(ˈhæm lɪt)

n.
the hero of a tragedy by Shakespeare, Hamlet (1603), a young prince who avenges the murder of his father.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hamlet - a community of people smaller than a villagehamlet - 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 townhamlet - a settlement smaller than a town  
settlement - an area where a group of families live together
campong, kampong - a native village in Malaysia
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
Translations
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küla
kirkonkyläkyläkyläpahanentaloryhmä
falucska
村落集落
viculusvicus
siołowioska
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hamlet

[ˈhæmlɪt] Naldea f, caserío m

hamlet

[ˈhæmlɪt] nhameau m

hamlet

nWeiler m, → kleines Dorf

hamlet

[ˈhæmlɪt] npaesetto, paesino
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In fact, it's full name is The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, a bit of a giveaway for audiences expecting a rollicking knees up.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, was written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602.
However, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark on Thursday and Friday will be its final production.

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