Ham·let n. A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.
The country wasted, and the hamlets burned. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Village; neighborhood. See Village.
n 1: a community of people smaller than a village [syn: crossroads]
2: the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to
avenge the murder of his father
3: a settlement smaller than a town [syn: village]