[ ham-erd ]
/ ˈhæm ərd /


shaped, formed, or ornamented by a metalworker's hammer: a hammered bowl of brass; hammered gold.

Origin of hammered

First recorded in 1515–25; hammer + -ed2
Related formsun·ham·mered, adjectivewell-ham·mered, adjective

Definition for hammered (2 of 2)


[ ham-er ]
/ ˈhæm ər /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of hammer

before 1000; Middle English hamer, Old English hamor; cognate with German Hammer hammer, Old Norse hamarr hammer, crag; orig. made of stone; probably akin to Russian kámen' stone
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for hammered


/ (ˈhæmə) /



See also hammer out
Derived Formshammerer, nounhammer-like, adjective

Word Origin for hammer

Old English hamor; related to Old Norse hamarr crag, Old High German hamar hammer, Old Slavonic kamy stone
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Medicine definitions for hammered


[ hămər ]


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Idioms and Phrases with hammered


In addition to the idioms beginning with hammer

  • hammer and tongs
  • hammer away at
  • hammer out

also see:

  • under the hammer
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