KJV Dictionary Definition: hammer


HAM'MER, n. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like. It consists of an iron head, fixed crosswise to a handle. Hammers are of various sizes; a large hammer used by smiths is called a sledge.

HAM'MER, v.t. To beat with a hammer; as, to hammer iron or steel.

1. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.

2. To work in the mind; to contrive by intellectual labor; usually with out; as, to hammer out a scheme.

HAM'MER, v.i. To work; to be busy; to labor in contrivance.

1. To be working or in agitation.


HAM'MERABLE, a. That may be shaped by a hammer.


HAM'MERED, pp. Beaten with a hammer.


HAM'MERER, n. One who works with a hammer.


HAM'MERING, ppr. Beating with a hammer; working; contriving.