smaller than a village - larger than a wide spot in the road, a hamlet usually has considerably less than 200 people and is usually tied to agriculture (although many housing subdivisions could loosely be described as hamlets, especially when incorpirated and containing a minimal number of people).
A hamlet can either be dispersed (particularly in the USA), or clustered (see urban).
It is often located at the crossing of two minor thouroughfares (at a crossroads). Most intentional communities, if not a village and and not tied into the fabric of a larger entity, could be described as hamlets.
The documentary film "Rabbit Hash - Center of the Universe" was about an old and remote river hamlet which contains a small art colony on the western end of the Kentucky portion of the Cincinnati Ohio metropolitan area (near another hamlet called Big Bone) that elected a dog for mayor, not once, but twice! The First dog was named Goofy.
Eucla is a hamlet of around 50 people that serves as a regional centre for the Nullarbor Plain of Australia.
The original emo kid.
Life is paaaaaaaaaaaaaaain.
My daddy died! Waaahhh!
I don't have the balls to do anything about it.
Iambic pentameter philosophical mumbo jumbo.
My girlfriend killed herself 'cause I smacked her.
Title and main character of a kickass Shakespeare play. Gets quoted a lot. Has an awesome death scene at the end (ruined it for you!). About three hours long when it's actually performed, though.
-What's your favorite Shakespeare play?
Main character in a venerated Shakespeare play of the same name. He comes from a family so dysfunctional that only the Skywalkers rival it in Jerry Springer potential.
A little month, or ere those shoes were old
With which she followed my poor father's body,
Like Niobe; all tears, why she, even she--
O God, a beast, that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mourned longer--married with my uncle,
My father's brother...
i.e. Hamlet's mother marries her brother-in-law a month after her husband was murdered
Shakespeare's most emo character, he spends most of his time complaining about how terrible his life and then at the end of the play he dies...how sad.
You think you're emo, you should check out Hamlet, that dude Shakespeare created; he definitely outdoes you.
1) verb. To deliberate incessantly about a course of action that will lead to the same conclusion in any case.
2) verb. To be or not to be.
3) noun. A small cottage.
1) Dude! stop hamleting. Whether you ask her out or not she's not gonna sleep with you.
2) S**t. He just pulled a hamlet.
3) I want to live in that hamlet
A small unit of ham, usually a leg, made from genetically altered dwarf pigs, the legs of which are about the same size as that of a chicken's. Eaten in Shakespearean times from suckling pigs, currently a booming market overseas, especially in China.
I love Hamlet (food)
I love Hamlet (book) too