Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. First person singular present indicative of be.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Symbol for the attometer (attometre), an SI unit of length equal to 10−18 meters (metres).
  • v. First-person singular simple present indicative form of be.
  • abbr. Alternative spelling of a.m..

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The first person singular of the verb be, in the indicative mode, present tense. See be.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The first person singular, present tense, indicative mood of the verb to be. See be.
  • See ambi-.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a master's degree in arts and sciences
  • n. a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms
  • n. modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English eom; see es- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English am, em, from Old English eam, eom ("am"), from Proto-Germanic *immi, *izmi (“am”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (“I am, I exist”), a form of the verb *wesanan. Cognate with Old Norse em, emi ("am"), Gothic 𐌹𐌼 (im, "am"), Ancient Greek εἰμί (eimi), Albanian jam ("I am"), Sanskrit अस्मि (ásmi). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ‘I am not as good a man as my father was and my son is growing up worse than I am’.433

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Very best wishes am sure you did fine..am away on retreat with the Brigittines in Holywell & then Iver Heath..but I love MV!

    Maryvale exams...

  • Who knows; maybe I am *am* being unreasonable here.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cool Forthcoming Article:

  • I am new to your blog and after coming here once..am not able to stop coming again and again.

    Veg Manchurian Dry (Ginger Flavored Gobi Manchurian)

  • I'm inclined lately to start whining about SGA again, but I am aware exactly how much that kind of thing annoys people who *are* feeling good about life, the fandom, and everything, so I'm thinking I might lock everything down so as not to be that crushing killjoy that nobody likes well, so as to keep it somewhat under wraps that I *am* that crushing killjoy that nobody likes.

    this magical thing you call a flock

  • I am not at all worried about the future of the planet, but I * am* worried about the future of the human race.

    “The Entire Planet!”

  • I am not trying to frighten people, but I *am* personally feeling very frightened, especially this week and I suppose I am looking for reassurrance from people who are not dealing with fear symptoms: the tube really spooked me this week, then the news - ID cards, Anti terror laws, etc...

    'An open invitation to abuse their power'

  •   I think it is key to who I am and where I currently am…. emotionally.

    PoeticaL

  • I do want protection from someone mistreating me because I am what I am…

    badger Diary Entry

  • I _am_ a research supervisor with the Bureau of Standards, and I am here for a definite purpose.

    Two in Time

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  • See amn't.

    December 26, 2008

  • Am not.

    December 26, 2008

  • Also, Ante Meridiem (the period between midnight and noon) and Amplitude Modulation (one of two standard techniques for transmitting information via radio waves).

    December 17, 2007

  • Am. Chemical element symbol for Americium.

    December 16, 2007