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Meaning of HAM

Pronunciation:  ham, ham

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
  2. [n]  an unskilled actor who overacts
  3. [n]  a licensed amateur radio operator
  4. [n]  (Old Testament) son of Noah
  5. [v]  exaggerate one's acting
 

HAM is a 3 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: gammon, ham actor, jambon, overact, overplay
 
 Antonyms: underact, underplay
 
 See Also: act, actor, adult male, cut of pork, histrion, man, play, playact, player, prosciuto, radio operator, role player, roleplay, thespian, Virginia ham

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ham\, n.
    Home. [North of Eng.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Ham\, n. [AS. ham; akin to D. ham, dial. G. hamme, OHG.
    hamma. Perh. named from the bend at the ham, and akin to E.
    chamber. Cf. {Gammon} ham.]
    1. (Anat.) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal
       space; the hock.
    
    2. The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog
       cured by salting and smoking.
    
             A plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak
             ham.                                  --Shak.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating ham means festivities and togetherness. Seeing hams in your dream indicates that you are experiencing some emotional difficulties. The symbol may also be metaphor to suggest your desire for attention.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

warm, hot, and hence the south; also an Egyptian word meaning "black", the youngest son of Noah (Gen. 5:32; comp. 9:22,24). The curse pronounced by Noah against Ham, properly against Canaan his fourth son, was accomplished when the Jews subsequently exterminated the Canaanites.

One of the most important facts recorded in Gen. 10 is the foundation of the earliest monarchy in Babylonia by Nimrod the grandson of Ham (6, 8, 10). The primitive Babylonian empire was thus Hamitic, and of a cognate race with the primitive inhabitants of Arabia and of Ethiopia. (See ACCAD.)

The race of Ham were the most energetic of all the descendants of Noah in the early times of the post-diluvian world.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition:  hot; heat; brown
 
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