Ham"let (?), n. [OWE. hamelet, OF. hamelet, dim. of hamel, F. hameau, LL. hamellum, a dim. of German origin; cf. G. heim home. &root;220. See Home.]
A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.
The country wasted, and the hamlets burned.
Syn. -- Village; neighborhood. See Village.
© Webster 1913.