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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.