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1. hammer

verb. ['ˈhæmɝ'] beat with or as if with a hammer.

Synonyms

  • forge
  • sledgehammer
  • sledge

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Hammer

  • stammer
  • slammer
  • scammer
  • muammar
  • krammer
  • kramar
  • klammer
  • grammer
  • grammar
  • glamour
  • glamor
  • flammer
  • enamor
  • crammer
  • clamor
  • brammer
  • rammer
  • kammer
  • jammer
  • hamre
  • hamor
  • hammar
  • hamer
  • dammer
  • cammer
  • amor

Sentences with hammer


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the end of a claw hammer or a small pry bar to lift the board from its placement.

Quotes about hammer


1. Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
- Mao Zedong

2. I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
- Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being

3. We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness insidethat holds whatever we want.We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner spacethat makes it livable.We work with being, but non-being is what we use.
- Lao Tzu

2. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking.

Synonyms

  • carpenter's hammer
  • claw hammer
  • plexor
  • plessor
  • hand tool
  • percussor
  • head
  • clawhammer
  • tack hammer
  • beetle
  • mallet
  • ball-peen hammer
  • sledgehammer
  • hammerhead
  • maul
  • sledge

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot
  • stay in place
  • intrusive

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled.

Synonyms

  • cock
  • gunlock
  • firing mechanism

Antonyms

  • understate
  • inhale
  • come
  • conserve

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc..

Synonyms

  • percussive instrument
  • mallet
  • percussion instrument

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw.

Antonyms

  • leafless

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] a power tool for drilling rocks.

Synonyms

  • electric hammer
  • power tool
  • air hammer
  • jackhammer
  • triphammer
  • pneumatic hammer

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • stand still
  • conformist
  • rested

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows).

Synonyms

  • pound
  • pounding
  • blow

Antonyms

  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate.

Synonyms

  • striker

Antonyms

  • worker
  • ride

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. hammer

noun. ['ˈhæmɝ'] the ossicle attached to the eardrum.

Synonyms

  • middle ear
  • auditory ossicle
  • tympanic cavity
  • malleus

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. hammer

verb. ['ˈhæmɝ'] create by hammering.

Synonyms

  • forge
  • foliate
  • dropforge

Etymology

  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))
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