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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    I want to get to the bottom if Russia or anybody is trying to tamper or play with our election.

  2. Isaac Mamboza:

    We have discovered that beekeeping can help to protect our forests, most of our beehives are on trees near our dam - no one will tamper with (them).

  3. Thomas Eoannou:

    Hopefully they get the bottom of how this bag got open, by whom, and when, where the real evidence is, and it is established why anyone would have an incentive to tamper with a rape kit.

  4. Banja Tejan-Sie:

    Sierra Leoneans want to express themselves clearly that they will not sit back and allow anybody to tamper with the constitution that we have strived so hard with our blood and limbs to protect and to defend over the years.

  5. Ben Carson:

    Just for the record, let me make it extremely clear that I am extremely pro-Second Amendment and there's no question about it, and I would never, never allow for anybody to tamper with that right because it is so important.

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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