JaM

7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jam \Jam\, verb (used without an object) 2. To become stuck so as not to function; as, the copier jammed again. [PJC]

2. (Music) To play an instrument in a jam session. [PJC]

3. To crowd together; -- usually used with together or in; as, fifty people jammed into a conference room designed for twenty. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jam \Jam\, noun

1. A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.

2. An injury caused by jamming. [Colloq.]

3. A difficult situation; as, he got himself into a jam. [informal] [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jam \Jam\ (j[a^]m), noun [Per. or Hind. j[=a]mah garment, robe.] A kind of frock for children.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jam \Jam\, noun (Mining) See {Jamb}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jam \Jam\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Jammed} (j[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jamming}.] [Either fr. jamb, as if squeezed between jambs, or more likely from the same source as champ See {Champ}.]

1. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in; to cram; as, rock fans jammed the theater for the concert.

The ship . . . jammed in between two rocks. --De Foe.

2. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door. [Colloq.]

3. (Naut.) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback. --W. C. Russell.

4. To block or obstruct by packing too much (people or objects) into; as, shoppers jammed the aisles during the fire sale. [PJC]

5. (Radio) To interfere with (a radio signal) by sending other signals of the same or nearby frequency; as, the Soviets jammed Radio Free Europe broadcasts for years during the cold war. [PJC]

6. To cause to become nonfunctional by putting something in that blocks the movement of a part or parts; as, he jammed the drawer by putting in too many loose papers; he jammed the lock by trying to pick it. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jam \Jam\, noun [Prob. fr. jam, v.; but cf. also Ar. jamad ice, jelly, j[=a]mid congealed, jamd congelation, ice.] A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; also called {jelly}; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.

{Jam nut}. See {Check nut}, under {Check}.

{Jam weld} (Forging), a butt weld. See under {Butt}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jam

noun

1: preserve of crushed fruit

2: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: {fix}, {hole}, {jam}, {mess}, {muddle}, {pickle}, {kettle of fish}]

3: a dense crowd of people [syn: {crush}, {jam}, {press}]

4: deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems [syn: {jamming}, {electronic jamming}, {jam}]

verb

1: press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium" [syn: {throng}, {mob}, {pack}, {pile}, {jam}]

2: push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"

3: crush or bruise; "jam a toe" [syn: {jam}, {crush}]

4: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station" [syn: {jam}, {block}]

5: get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"

6: crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked" [syn: {jam}, {jampack}, {ram}, {chock up}, {cram}, {wad}]

7: block passage through; "obstruct the path" [syn: {obstruct}, {obturate}, {impede}, {occlude}, {jam}, {block}, {close up}] [ant: {disengage}, {free}]


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