What is Hamlet?

  • (noun): A settlement smaller than a town.
    Synonyms: village
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hamlet, hamlets:

Peripeteia - Examples - Hamlet
... In Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet Prince of Denmark, the peripeteia occurs in Act 3 scene 3 when Hamlet sees King Claudius praying alone ... Hamlet draws his sword, but then hesitates ... is praying, he would go to heaven if killed, thus Hamlet's father would not be avenged ...
Hamlet (legend)
... Hamlet is a figure in Scandinavian romance and the hero of Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ... The chief authority for the legend of Hamlet is Saxo Grammaticus, who devotes to it parts of the third and fourth books of his Gesta Danorum, completed at the beginning of the 13th century ...
Administrative Divisions Of New York - Town - Hamlet
... Though the term "hamlet" is not defined under New York law, many people in the state use the term hamlet to refer to a community within a town that is not ... Hamlets often have names corresponding to the names of a local school district, post office, or fire district ... Because a hamlet has no government of its own, it depends upon the town or towns that contain it for municipal services and government ...
Callicoon, New York - Communities and Locations in Callicoon
... Callicoon Center – A hamlet in the north part of the town at the junction of Routes 122 and 125 ... North Branch – A hamlet on the north branch of the Callicoon Creek and Route 122 ... Youngsville – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town ...
Hamlet, New York
... Hamlet, New York is a hamlet located in the Town of Villenova in Chautauqua County, New York, USA ... Hamlet was an historic railroad junction ...

More definitions of "Hamlet":

  • (noun): A community of people smaller than a village.
    Synonyms: crossroads
  • (noun): The hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father.

Famous quotes containing the word hamlet:

    Shakespeare carries us to such a lofty strain of intelligent activity, as to suggest a wealth which beggars his own; and we then feel that the splendid works which he has created, and which in other hours we extol as a sort of self-existent poetry, take no stronger hold of real nature than the shadow of a passing traveller on the rock. The inspiration which uttered itself in Hamlet and Lear could utter things as good from day to day, for ever.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)