from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The first man and the progenitor of the human race.
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. Original sin or human frailty.
- proper n. Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.
- proper n. Designating a neoclassical style of furniture and architecture in the style of Robert and James Adam.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.
- n. “Original sin;” human frailty.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Late Latin Adam, Ādam, from Hebrew 'ādām, human being, Adam; see אdm in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)