What is Hamlet?

  • (noun): A community of people smaller than a village.
    Synonyms: crossroads
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hamlet, hamlets:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 incorporated as a village but is identified by a name ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "Hamlet":

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

Famous quotes containing the word hamlet:

    Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death
    The memory be green.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn’t had an audience, and lines to speak?
    Jean Genet (1910–1986)

    And if anyone should think I am tracing this matter too curiously, I, who have considered it in various shapes, can only answer with Hamlet ... “Not a jot”; it being no more than the natural result of examining and considering the subject.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)