What does tamper mean?

Definitions for tamperˈtæm pər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tamper.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tamp, tamper, tamping bar(verb)

    a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

  2. tamper, fiddle, monkey(verb)

    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"

  3. meddle, tamper(verb)

    intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly

    "Don't meddle in my affairs!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tamper(noun)

    one who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed

  2. Tamper(noun)

    an instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron

  3. Tamper(verb)

    to meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease

  4. Tamper(verb)

    to meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing

  5. Tamper(verb)

    to deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tamper

    tam′pėr, v.i. to try the temper of: to try little experiments without necessity or authority: to meddle: to practise secretly and unfairly.—n. Tam′perer. [A by-form of temper.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tamper in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tamper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of tamper

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Translations for tamper

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • snydeDanish
  • einmischen, fälschenGerman
  • manipular, alterarSpanish
  • sormeilla, peukaloida, kajotaFinnish
  • tripoter, tasse-braise, altérer, compromettre, bidouiller, trafiquerFrench
  • eiga við, fikta, fikta íIcelandic
  • manomettereItalian
  • 弄る, 弄くるJapanese
  • pororua, rawekeMāori
  • met, manipuleren, prutsenDutch
  • adulterarPortuguese
  • фальсифицировать, подделывать, пест, возиться, портить, искажать, наносить ущербRussian
  • krivotvoriti, falsificirati, manipuliratiSerbo-Croatian
  • manipulera, mixtraSwedish
  • rüşvetle kandırmak, hile karıştırmak, karıştırmakTurkish

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