American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- In the Bible, the first man and the husband of Eve.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the neoclassic style of furniture and architecture originated by Robert and James Adam.
- Adam, Robert 1728-1792. British architect who led the neoclassical movement in England and is noted for his elegant interior designs and for collaborations with his brother James (1730-1794).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of the first man, the progenitor of the human race, according to the account of creation in Genesis.
- n. The evil inherent in human nature, regarded as inherited from Adam in consequence of the fall.
- n. A serjeant or bailiff. This sense rests chiefly on the following quotation, and is explained by the commentators as a reference to the fact that the buff worn by the bailiff resembled the native “buff” of our first parent.
- n. A variety of the lime, Citrus medica, with a depression which is fancifully regarded in Italy as the mark of Adam's teeth. See Citrus. A name sometimes given to the plantain, the fruit of Musa paradisiaca.
- n. The first man and the progenitor of the human race.
- n. A male given name.
- n. figuratively Original sin or human frailty.
- n. Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.
- n. Designating a neoclassical style of furniture and architecture in the style of Robert and James Adam.
- n. A patronymic surname.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.
- n. (As a symbol) “Original sin;” human frailty.
- n. Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)
- n. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
- n. (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
- Latin Adam, Adamus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adam), Ἄδαμος (Adamos), from Classical Hebrew אָדָם (adam, "earth, man, soil, light brown"), from אדמה (adamah, "red earth, ground"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin Adam, Ādam, from Hebrew 'ādām, human being, Adam; see אdm in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“(In the same way that Rodin's "Adam" is the same pose as Michelangelo's "Adam", rotated 90 degrees.)”
“And if you hear a word Adam made up and you don’t know what it means, you look it up in that book.’”
“This they dislike; for they think it a scorn to give a refusal after so familiar knowledge: but because of many hidden defects in men and womens bodies, they have a more civil way; for they have near every town a couple of pools, (which they call Adam and Eves pools,) where it is permitted to one of the friends of the men, and another of the friends of the woman, to see them severally bathe naked.”
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