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

  • abbr. surface-to-air missile

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  • surface-to-air missile
  • Acronym of Sample Analysis at Mars. (It is a scientific instrument of the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a surface to air missile.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • BLITZER: The military district, Candy, of Washington D.C., which is in charge of organizing all of these funeral ceremonies, the memorial services, everything else, they point out to us that this aircraft that will be taking the body of Ronald Reagan to Washington has officially designated what they call SAM 28000, SAM standing for Special Air Mission, 28000 is the tail number of the plane.

    CNN Transcript Jun 9, 2004

  • The collection of instruments that Conrad and her colleagues are in charge of is called SAM, Sample Analysis at Mars.

    First Contact

  • When the SAM is positive you get a wind pattern forming over the Antarctic which essentially forms a “ring” of wind around 55 to 60 degrees latitude south.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The SAM is the Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode and is another measure of atmospheric pressure difference, except this time between the southern hemisphere mid and high latitudes.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • So as the ozone hole starts to heal in the future, the SAM is expected to decrease.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • SAM is alive your stupid if you thought he was going to die!!!!!!!! lol just don't make dean die he is so hottt!!!!

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  • SAM is obviously a Dalek disguised by brain washed hippies to infiltrate our culture, and to gain access to our children.

    Boing Boing

  • SAM is putting on an opening-day party 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, featuring clog dancers, roaming artists and entertainers and live musical performances: Le Rouge at 3 p.m. and The Dead Science at 7 p.m.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • SAM (MAS) is also a code word using the name and will choose it even as a pet's name. more later.

    RINF Alternative News Media: Daily Breaking News

  • And while I'm here - Gavin, please define the terms SAM and NAM, I am more clueless than usual.



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