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NOUN (1)

1. a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.);
[syn: tamp, tamper, tamping bar]


VERB (2)

1. play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly;
- Example: "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"
- Example: "The reporter fiddle with the facts"
[syn: tamper, fiddle, monkey]

2. intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly;
- Example: "Don't meddle in my affairs!"
[syn: meddle, tamper]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tamper \Tamp"er\, n. 1. One who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tamper \Tam"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tampered; p. pr. & vb. n. Tampering.] [A corruption of temper.] 1. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease. [1913 Webster] 'T is dangerous tampering with a muse. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster] 2. To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing. [1913 Webster] 3. To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery. [1913 Webster] Others tampered For Fleetwood, Desborough, and Lambert. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tamper n 1: a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.) [syn: tamp, tamper, tamping bar] v 1: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts" [syn: tamper, fiddle, monkey] 2: intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly; "Don't meddle in my affairs!" [syn: meddle, tamper]