Definition of Hamlet in English:

Hamlet

proper noun

  • A legendary prince of Denmark, hero of a tragedy by Shakespeare.

Pronunciation:

Hamlet

/ˈhamlət/

Definition of hamlet in English:

hamlet

noun

  • A small settlement, generally one smaller than a village.

    • ‘The school, when finished, will be home to about 500 kids from Eniwari village and surrounding hamlets.’
    • ‘Clémence Massart has been bringing Éigse out of the galleries and into the towns and villages and hamlets of Carlow this week.’
    • ‘As Susan says, many of the region's most beautiful villages and hamlets are home also to unexpected shopping delights.’
    • ‘Any graphic breach of etiquette will mostly likely be more noticeable in tiny hamlets and upcountry villages.’
    • ‘I am also after information on the surrounding hamlets and villages.’
    • ‘In northern Sweden it was not uncommon for a dozen or more villages and hamlets to share a church.’
    • ‘The Slovak settlement pattern includes hamlets or colonies, villages, towns, and cities.’
    • ‘I must have visited about 30 villages and hamlets to locate the tribe.’
    • ‘But in rural villages and hamlets of the Andean highlands, it remains partially intact.’
    • ‘Like a monstrous octopus, poverty spreads its nagging, prehensile tentacles into hamlets and villages all over our world.’
    • ‘The main town would be the central point of an area with the outriding hamlets and villages contributing to the town's collection.’
    • ‘This close relationship with the area and its people had enabled him to make many friends in the mountain hamlets and villages of the Rhodopes.’
    • ‘Thousands of villages and hamlets were connected by narrow paths, customs, and networks of marriage and trade partners.’
    • ‘These sessions generally include students from a central village and more remote hamlets nearby.’
    • ‘Farms were grouped in small hamlets rather than villages (two to ten households).’
    • ‘Army cartographers arrive in Victorian Ireland to rename villages, hamlets, roads.’
    • ‘The coast I like, towns, villages, and even hamlets I like, but the countryside and I do not really get on.’
    • ‘They live in villages, hamlets, and isolated farmsteads scattered across the island.’
    • ‘Then there is of course the wholesale wiping out of some 300 hamlets and villages in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.’
    • ‘The Evening Press is appealing for people who live in hamlets and small villages which do not have their own news outlet to step forward and help serve their community.’
    community, colony, outpost, encampment
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French hamelet, diminutive of hamel little village; related to home ( hām in Old English).

Pronunciation:

hamlet

/ˈhamlət/