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Synonyms for hammer
ˈhæm ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hammer, cock(noun)

    the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

    pounding, rooster, shaft, prick, power hammer, turncock, tool, peter, pound, mallet, hammering, dick, stopcock, malleus, putz, pecker, cock

  2. hammer(noun)

    a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

    cock, hammering, power hammer, pound, mallet, malleus, pounding

  3. malleus, hammer(noun)

    the ossicle attached to the eardrum

    power hammer, pound, cock, pounding, mallet, malleus, hammering

  4. mallet, hammer(noun)

    a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.

    power hammer, pound, cock, pounding, mallet, malleus, beetle, hammering

  5. hammer(noun)

    a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw

    cock, hammering, power hammer, pound, mallet, malleus, pounding

  6. hammer(noun)

    a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate

    cock, hammering, power hammer, pound, mallet, malleus, pounding

  7. hammer, power hammer(noun)

    a power tool for drilling rocks

    pounding, pound, cock, malleus, power hammer, mallet, hammering

  8. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding(verb)

    the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

    "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

    quid, lbf., dog pound, pounding, buffeting, throbbing, power hammer, malleus, throb, pound, mallet, hammering, pound sign, pound sterling, punt, cock, lb

  9. hammer(verb)

    beat with or as if with a hammer

    "hammer the metal flat"


  10. forge, hammer(verb)

    create by hammering

    "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"

    form, fake, mould, spirt, excogitate, work, shape, devise, counterfeit, mold, invent, contrive, forge, fashion, formulate, spurt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hammer(n)

    sledge, sledge-hammer, maul, mallet, beetle, gavel, kevel, crandall, marteline

    Associated words:
    peen, hephestic, poll

  2. hammer(v)

    beat, forge, malleate, beetle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    marteau, gavel, hummer, hammar, hamer, sledgehammer, mallet, sledge, hammers

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How to use hammer in a sentence?

  1. Glenn Tew:

    The bottom is a little messed up, but I expect I can hammer it back down.

  2. Matthew Stover:

    It is a truism that when one is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The glory of art is that it can show this proverbial hammer how everything looks to a screwdriver--and to a plowshare, and to an earthenware pot. If reality is the sum of our perceptions, to acquire more varying points of view is to acquire, literally, more reality.

  3. Matthew Stover:

    There are some who say that Time is itself a hammer; that each slow second marks another tap that makes big rocks into little rocks, waterfalls into canyons, cliffs into beaches. There are some who say that Time is instead a blade. They see the dance of its razored tip, poised like a venomous snake, forever ready to slay faster than the eye can see. And there are some who say that Time is both hammer and blade. They say the hammer is a sculptor's mallet, and the blade is a sculptor's chisel: that each stroke is a refinement, a perfecting, a discovery of truth and beauty within what would otherwise be blank and lifeless stone. And I name this saying wisdom.

  4. Andy Swenson:

    It's been getting tougher. This year, there is a lot of fear that it could be the 'hammer year,'.

  5. Todd Landen:

    It wasn't my choice to leave -- I didn't leave on my terms, but when he gets elected, I hope he will drop the hammer on the enemy, get us out of there, and take care of us afterwards.

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