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English Dictionary: jam by the DICT Development Group
8 results for jam
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. preserve of crushed fruit
  2. informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
    Synonym(s): fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
  3. a dense crowd of people
    Synonym(s): crush, jam, press
  4. deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
    Synonym(s): jamming, electronic jamming, jam
  1. press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
    Synonym(s): throng, mob, pack, pile, jam
  2. push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"
  3. crush or bruise; "jam a toe"
    Synonym(s): jam, crush
  4. interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
    Synonym(s): jam, block
  5. get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"
  6. crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
    Synonym(s): jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad
  7. block passage through; "obstruct the path"
    Synonym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Antonym(s): disengage, free
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jam \Jam\, n. [Per. or Hind. j[be]mah garment, robe.]
      A kind of frock for children.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jam \Jam\, n. (Mining)
      See {Jamb}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jam \Jam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jammed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Jamming}.] [Either fr. jamb, as if squeezed between jambs,
      or more likely from the same source as champ See {Champ}.]
      1. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to
            squeeze; to wedge in.
                     The . . . jammed in between two rocks. --De Foe.
      2. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a
            door. [Colloq.]
      3. (Naut.) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half
            her upper sails are laid aback. --W. C. Russell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jam \Jam\, n.
      1. A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the
            pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a
            jam of logs in a river.
      2. An injury caused by jamming. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jam \Jam\, n. [Prob. fr. jam, v.; but cf. also Ar. jamad ice,
      jelly, j[be]mid congealed, jamd congelation, ice.]
      A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as,
      raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
      {Jam nut}. See {Check nut}, under {Check}.
      {Jam weld} (Forging), a butt weld. See under {Butt}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      John and Martin.   An interpreted {FORTH}-like graphics
      language by John Warnock and Martin Newell, {Xerox PARC},
      1978.   JaM was the forerunner of both {Interpress} and
      {PostScript}.   It is mentioned in PostScript Language
      reference Manual, Adobe Systems, A-W 1985.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      A condition on a network where two nodes transmitting
      simultaneously detect the collision and continue to transmit
      for a certain time (4 to 6 bytes on Ethernet) to ensure that
      the collision has been detected by all nodes involved.
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