- hamlin, hannibal,
Origin of hamlet1
noun, plural (especially collectively) ham·let, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ham·lets.
Origin of hamlet2
Examples from the Web for hamlet
The same thing happens when her mute daughter, the sweet Kattrin, is shot as she tries to warn a hamlet of impending slaughter.
Hamlet refused to accept that heroism was his destiny, because of the behavior it required.Alleged Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger and the Twisted Cult of Modern Masculinity|James Poulos|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This 1964 performance was a stage production of Hamlet, but filmed in front of a live audience.
Kate Winslet delivered a haunting performance as Ophelia in the 1996 Hamlet.
Hitchcock decided to abandon his adaptation of Hamlet to avoid any legal kerfuffle.
Oxhey (2 miles S. from Watford) is a hamlet on the Middlesex border.Hertfordshire|Herbert W Tompkins
That Edwin Booth should not have written concerning the Hamlet of his father in the same charming vein is greatly to be regretted.Curiosities of the American Stage|Laurence Hutton
When Mr. Trevethlan took home his bride all the doors in the hamlet were closed, and no individual was visible on the green.Trevethlan: Volume 1|William Davy Watson
It was Brittany; the first respectable catch of the year had changed this garrulous Irish hamlet into a hamlet of Brittany.Last Words|Stephen Crane
They have been on all-night service at M——, the hamlet where the most active postes de secours are located.Friends of France|Various
Word Origin for hamlet
early 14c., from Old French hamelet, diminutive of hamel "village," itself a diminutive of ham "village," from Frankish *haim (see home). Especially a village without a church.
A tragedy by William Shakespeare. The king of Denmark has been murdered by his brother, Claudius, who then becomes king and marries the dead king's widow. The ghost of the dead king visits his son, Prince Hamlet, and urges him to avenge the murder. In the course of the play, Hamlet, a scholar, slowly convinces himself that he must murder Claudius. The play ends with a duel between Hamlet and the courtier Laertes, and the death by poison of all the principal characters.