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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ham·per /ˈhæmpɚ/
 食盒,食籃,阻礙物(vt.)阻礙,使困累,妨礙

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ham·per n.  A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ham·per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hampered p. pr. & vb. n. Hampering.] To put in a hamper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ham·per, v. t.  To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; to entangle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber. Hampered nerves.”
    A lion hampered in a net.   --L'Estrange.
    They hamper and entangle our souls.   --Tillotson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ham·per, n.
 1. A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
 2. Naut. Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.
 Top hamper Naut., unnecessary spars and rigging kept aloft.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hamper
      n 1: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially
           something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) [syn:
            shackle, bond, trammel, trammels]
      2: a basket usually with a cover
      v 1: prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered
           in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist
           nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two
           small countries" [syn: halter, cramp, strangle]
      2: put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is
         hindering my movements" [syn: handicap, hinder]