Definitions

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  • v. To assemble.
  • v. (of persons) To bring together; join (in marriage, friendship, love, etc.).
  • v. (of things) To bring together; collect; put in order; arrange.
  • v. To assemble; come together.
  • v. To coagulate; curdle (milk).
  • adv. together
  • n. Federal narcotics agent.
  • Surface-to-air missile

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A variant of same.
  • To bring together; collect; put in order.
  • To curdle (milk).
  • In tanning, to pile up (the hides) after removal from the tan-pits, covering the heap and allowing it to stand for some time in order to soften the leather by equal distribution of moisture and slight fermentative heating.
  • n. Apparently, surety: used only in the following phrase.
  • n. A familiar abbreviation of Samuel.
  • n. Abbreviations of Samuel, a book of the Old Testament.

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  • n. a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target

Etymologies

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Acronym

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From Middle English sammen, samnen, from Old English samnian, ġesamnian ("to collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, glean"), from Proto-Germanic *samnōnan (“to gather”), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (“one”). Cognate with Dutch zamelen ("to collect"), German sammeln ("to collect, gather"), Swedish samla ("to gather, collect"), Icelandic samna ("to gather, collect"). More at same.

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Possibly from Uncle Sam

Examples

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  • "Sam Hall" by Johnny Cash.

    February 10, 2008

  • Now this is slightly vague, so I need to clarify why I added Sam to my list of nightmares.

    Sam is the famous winner of the 2005 World's Ugliest Dog Contest. One look at his picture and you won't sleep for weeks. ¡El perro diablo!

    January 1, 2007