Hamlet

Definitions

  • Tree in Hamlet
    Tree in Hamlet
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hamlet a community of people smaller than a village
    • n hamlet a settlement smaller than a town
    • n Hamlet the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ghosts appear in 4 Shakespearian plays; Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet and Macbeth.
    • n Hamlet hăm"lĕt A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country. "The country wasted, and the hamlets burned."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hamlet is the most demanding of Shakespeare’s roles with 1,422 lines or roughly 36% of the total number of spoken lines in the play. Hamlet’s role is made up of 11,610 words. The character Falstaff has the most lines of any character in all of Shakespeare’s plays combined with 1,614 spoken lines in three different plays: Henry IV, Part I; Henry IV, Part II; and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
    • n hamlet A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country; especially, in England, a village without a church, which therefore for its ecclesiastical service belongs to the parish represented by another village. Compare parish. The word has no technical use in the United States, except as the legal designation of a few villages in Michigan and Ohio.
    • n hamlet Synonyms See town.
    • n hamlet A fish of the family Serranidæ, Epinephelus striatus, also called Nassau grouper, common in the West Indies and along the Florida coast. It is chestnut-brown or slate-colored, with vermilion lips and throat.
    • n hamlet Gymnothorax moringa, an eel of the family Murænidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hamlet ham′let a cluster of houses in the country: a small village
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Quotations

  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    “Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns. [Hamlet]”
  • Orson Welles
    Orson%20Welles
    “The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “God had given you one face, and you make yourself another. [Hamlet]”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be: am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress, start a scene or two, advise the prince.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. [Hamlet]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hamelet, OF. hamelet, dim. of hamel, F. hameau, LL. hamellum, a dim. of German origin; cf. G. heim, home. √220. See Home
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hamel (Fr. hameau), and dim. affix -et—from Teut., Old Fris. ham, a home, Ger. heim, A.S. hám, a dwelling.

Usage

In literature:

Towards evening he was forced by a hail storm to stop at the inn of Grelot, a hamlet which adjoined the park of Eaux Tranquilles.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
Manitou is a picturesque hamlet that has scattered itself up and down a deep ravine, regardless of the limiting lines of the surveyor.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
We rode through the hamlet; not a human being was to be found.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The people in this hamlet were extremely poor and uncommonly stupid.
"Chasing the Sun" by R.M. Ballantyne
A month had slipped away since Hamlet's arrival; the hyacinths were opening in the gardens, and it was spring.
"A Midnight Fantasy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Such was Milord Hamlet, to whom young Dante bears a strange resemblance.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
To that lost version of 'Hamlet' Shakespeare's tragedy certainly owed much.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
At the close of that second day, they stopped at a hamlet on the summit of the Blue Ridge, from which they could view five counties.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The attack on L'Epinette, a hamlet southeast of Armentieres, was much more successful on the same day.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
We landed and walked to a small hamlet called Naifa.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
She played other male characters in after years, notably Hamlet, and created a deep impression in them.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Hamlet was first reproduced in Paris in 1868, a year after the representation of Mignon, but it never reached the latter's popularity.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Soon after I entered a town or hamlet of a dozen houses.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Now, as she neared the hamlet, the quality of her nature reasserted itself.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Did Hamlet wait upon this ghastly prologue?
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
And Hamlet's reflections, it should be noted, have no outcome.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
She strictly charged Dona not to mention meeting Miss Norton in the little hamlet of Sandside, which Dona readily promised.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The post-station was a cottage in the little hamlet of Berga.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Bodinnick is just a tiny hamlet, a small cascade of houses tumbling to the riverside, with its own stone slip to meet the ferry at its foot.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
First, then, we take the HAMLET SCHOOLS, about one hundred and twenty in number.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
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In poetry:

At home, unblest, I gaze around,
My distant scenes require;
Where, all in murky vapours drown'd,
Are hamlet, hill, and spire.
"Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq." by William Shenstone
Not an hamlet, not a city
Meets our strained and tearless eyes;
In the plain without a pity,
Where the wan grass droops and dies.
"The Three Witches" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
The mountain-stream may humbly boast
For her the loud waves call;
The hamlet feeds the nation's host,
The home-farm feeds the hall;
"In Memorium: Lady Caroline Charteris" by George MacDonald
The chiming of the Sabbath bell,
The silence of the Sabbath fields,
Over the hamlet cast a spell
To which the gracious spirit yields.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
But there, from schoolhouse to the mill,
Our hamlet stretches out;
Without one stir it slumbers still,
Save when the schoolboys shout.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
A feeling of mystery, change, and awe
Was in all they heard and all they saw
Spell-bound the hamlet lay
In the hush of its lonely bay.
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Hamlet subject of wireless Internet experiment.
Mitchel and Jolinda Hamlet of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Hamlet to Jeremi Bearden, son of Dale Brearden of Calvert City and Kelly McMillan of Hazel.
Corona del Mar High School's theater arts program wrapped up its performance of " Hamlet " on Sunday.
Meet Hamlet , WXII12's Pet Of The Week.
'Sons of Anarchy' Is Hamlet in Black Leather.
"I Hate Hamlet ," the 1991 screwball comedy by Paul Rudnick, will play two final performances at the G.B.
Shakespeare's Globe Theater of London stages unique ' Hamlet ' at the Van Duzer.
APT plans ' Hamlet ,' 'Rosencrantz' combo for summer 2013.
Merced ShakespeareFest will have auditions for its winter play, Hamlet , at 10 am on Nov 3 at Playhouse Merced, 452 W Main St Performances will be Feb 22 to March 3.
Kate Kenney's deeply felt Ophelia made the transition from charmed lover, then baffled and hurt by Hamlet 's rejection.
Eric Love gave a sensitive and nuanced, even powerful performance as Hamlet 's true friend Horatio.
The other Hamlets I mentioned live on in the memory.
Utah Shakespeare Festival's updated ' Hamlet ' matches energy with soliloquy.
Shakesperience e-books add multimedia to ' Hamlet ,' 'Romeo and Juliet'.
Redefining Hamlet 's sexual preference does more than provide a titillating subtext for his interactions with pals.
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In science:

There are no false negatives; a few false positives occur near the hamlets and are connected to the track network.
Multi-colour random fields with polygonal realisations
Hamlet, D.: Foundations of software testing: Dependability theory.
Searching publications on software testing
Hamlet (1977): Testing programs with the aid of a compiler.
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
Hamlet, “Data-abstraction implementation, specification, and testing,” ACM Trans.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
Cynthia Clay, the Shakespeare expert, was asked why Mario Cuomo has been referred to recently as “Hamlet on the Hudson”.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
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