clothes hamper

a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
Hypernyms: ↑hamper

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hamper — Ham per (h[a^]m p[ e]r), n. [Contr. fr. hanaper.] A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clothes basket — noun a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried • Syn: ↑clothes hamper, ↑laundry basket, ↑voider • Hypernyms: ↑hamper * * * noun : a deep open usually oval shaped basket for carrying clothes and household linen to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hamper — 01. The stormy weather is [hampering] efforts to rescue two fishermen from their sinking boat. 02. His progress in learning a second language is being [hampered] by his shyness in speaking. 03. The police investigation into the murder is being… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Hamper — For other uses, see Hamper robot. A selection of wicker hampers A hamper is a primarily British term for a wicker basket, usually large, that is used for the transport of items, often food. In North America, the term generally refers to a… …   Wikipedia

  • hamper — hamper1 hamperedly, adv. hamperedness, n. hamperer, n. /ham peuhr/, v.t. 1. to hold back; hinder; impede: A steady rain hampered the progress of the work. 2. to interfere with; curtail: The dancers movements were hampered by their elaborate… …   Universalium

  • hamper — I ham•per [[t]ˈhæm pər[/t]] v. t. 1) to hold back; hinder; impede: Heavy rain hampered the flow of traffic[/ex] 2) to interfere with; curtail • Etymology: 1300–50; ME hampren; akin to OE hamm enclosure, hemm hem I ham′pered•ly, adv.… …   From formal English to slang

  • clothes basket — laundry basket, hamper for dirty clothes, laundry hamper to carry wet clothes after being washed to be dried …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hamper — ham|per1 [ˈhæmpə US ər] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Origin unknown] to make it difficult for someone to do something ▪ She tried to run, but was hampered by her heavy suitcase. ▪ An attempt to rescue the men has been hampered by bad weather.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clothes — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ beautiful, elegant, fancy, fine, lovely, nice, pretty ▪ cheap, expensive ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • hamper — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Hamper is used after these nouns: ↑clothes, ↑laundry, ↑picnic {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ badly, greatly, seriously, severely …   Collocations dictionary

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