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Definitions of hammer

  1. To work; to labour in contrivance. To bring to the hammer, to put up to auction. Hammer and tongs, with noise and vigour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To pound; drive; work out laboriously; toil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; - usually with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To pound; to drive, as a nail; to work out in the mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To drive or shape with a hammer: to contrive by intellectual labor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To beat or drive with a hammer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To work hard. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To strike repeated blows. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. of metals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To beat or forge with a hammer; to conceive and produce with labour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To beat or forge with a hammer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a power tool for drilling rocks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer Webster Dictionary DB
  25. That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The malleus. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A spherical weight attached to a flexible handle and hurled from a mark or ring. The weight of head and handle is usually not less than 16 pounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. An instrument with a handle and iron head, used for driving nails, beating metals, etc.; anything resembling this tool. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. A tool for beating, or driving nails: anything like a hammer, as the part of a clock that strikes the bell: the baton of an auctioneer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. A tool for beating, or driving nails, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. An implement for driving nails, beating, pounding, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, &c.; what resembles a hammer in form or action, as the striker of a clock, the baton of an auctioneer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A striking instr.; an instr. for driving nails, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for hammer

  1. You should say a great deal, and wave your arms about and hammer on the table. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  2. Right you are, and it is just the same with the hammer Mack. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
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