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- n. A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hamper, 1.
- n. Same as hanap, 1.
- n. A receptacle for documents or valuable articles, formerly used in England. It was often made of wickerwork, and sometimes covered with leather.
- n. [capitalized] An office (in full, the Hanaper Office) of the English Court of Chancery, from which various writs were formerly sent out.
Late Latin hanaperium ("a large vase"), from hanaus ("vase, bowl, cup") (whence French hanap); of Frankish origin; compare Old North German hnapf, German Napf, akin to Anglo Saxon hnæp ("cup, bowl"). Compare hamper, nappy (Wiktionary)