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ham Explained

ham at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ham at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Sense: 1; Origin: Old English hamm]// [Sense: 2; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Perhaps from amateur]// [Sense: 3; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: ham-fatter 'bad actor' (19-20 centuries), from the song 'The Ham-fat Man'.]//
1 [U and C] the upper part of a pig's leg, or the meat from this that has been preserved with salt or smoke: gammon// --a ham sandwich// --a seven-pound ham//
2 [C] someone who receives and sends radio messages for fun rather than as their job:
3 [C] informal an actor who performs with too much false emotion:
ham 2 v past tense and past participle hammed present participle hamming // ham it up// informal to perform with too much false emotion when acting//

HAM at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

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ham at Danish => English Of Explained:

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ham at Danish => English Of Explained:


ham at Dutch => English Of Explained:


ham at German => English Of Explained:


hám at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

halter, harness, sling, trace

ham at Norwegian => English Of Explained:


ham at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Cut of meat consisting of the thigh of a hog, usually preserved through a curing process that involves salting, smoking, or drying. In addition to preserving the meat, curing gives it additional flavor. Sugar or honey is sometimes added to further enhance flavor. Produced throughout the Old World except where forbidden by religious edict (principally by observant Muslims and Jews), ham became a favored food on the farms of N. America. The distinctive qualities of hams of various regions of the world result from unique combinations of hog-raising and meat-processing technologies. Virginia hams, for example, are cut from razorback hogs fed on peanuts and peaches, and smoked over apple- and hickory-wood fires. Ham is a compact source of high-grade animal protein, thiamine, and iron.

Ham at English => English (hitchcock) Of Explained:

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ham at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

156 Moby Thesaurus words for "ham":
ARRL, acting, actor-proof, all-star, amateur radio operator, ankle,
bacon, ballet, balletic, bayonet legs, be theatrical, bowlegs,
buffoonery, business, butt, calf, characterization, chitterlings,
cinematic, cinematographic, cnemis, cochon de lait,
control engineer, country town, cracklings, crossroads, declaim,
dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, drumstick, emote, emotionalize,
fat back, film, filmic, flitch, foreleg, gag, gamb, gambrel,
gammon, gigot, grimace, grimacer, gush, ham actor, ham it up,
ham steak, hamlet, hammy, hammy acting, haslet, headcheese,
hind leg, histrionic, hock, hoke, hokum, impersonation, jamb,
jambon, jambonneau, knee, lard, leg, legitimate, limb,
make a scene, melodramatic, milked, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry,
miming, mixer, monitor, monodramatic, movie, mug, mummery,
operatic, out-herod Herod, overact, overacted, overacting,
overdramatize, overplayed, pantomiming, patter, performance,
performing, personation, picnic ham, pieds de cochon, pig,
playacting, playing, podite, popliteal space, pork, porkpie,
portrayal, projection, radio electrician, radio engineer,
radio operator, radio technician, radioman, radiotelegrapher,
radiotrician, rant, representation, roar, salt pork, scenic,
scissor-legs, sentimentalize, shank, shin, side of bacon,
slapstick, slobber over, slop over, small ham, sowbelly,
spectacular, spout, stage business, stage directions,
stage presence, stagelike, stageworthy, stagy, starstruck, stellar,
stems, stumps, stunt, suckling pig, taking a role, tarsus,
theaterlike, theatrical, theatricalize, thespian, thorp,
throw away, thrown away, trotters, underact, underacted,
underplayed, vaudevillian, village, wick

ham at Danish => English Of Explained:


ham at Dutch => English Of Explained:

ham [hɑm]

Ham at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

time): future, imminent, coming, impending, next, near, close at hand, eventual, ulterior.

[ADJ] (Destiny): future, impending, imminent, destined, about to be, coming, in store, to come, at hand, near, close at hand, brewing, preparing, forthcoming.

[ADJ] (Proximity): near, nigh, close at hand, near at hand, close, neighboring, bordering upon, contiguous, adjacent, adjoining, proximate, proximal, at hand, handy.[N] (Escape): escape, elopement, flight, evasion, avoidance, retreat, close call, impunity, loophole, opening, reprieve, deliverance, liberation.[V] (Approach): approach, approximate, near, get near, go near, draw near, move towards, accost, pursue, tread on the heels of, close in on.[N] (Evening): evening, eve, d

ham at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb

1 [C, U] the top part of a pig's leg that has been CURED (= preserved using salt or smoke) and is eaten as food; the meat from this:
The hams were cooked whole. * a slice of ham * a ham sandwich

2 [C] a person who sends and receives radio messages as a hobby rather than as a job:
a radio ham

3 [C] (informal) (often used as an adjective) an actor who performs badly, especially by exaggerating emotions:
a ham actor / performance
4 [C, usually pl.] (informal) the back part of a person's leg above the knee
see also HAMSTRING
verb (-mm-)
ham it up (informal) (especially of actors) when people ham it up, they deliberately exaggerate their emotions or movements

Ham at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ham \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.

Ham \Ham\, n.
Home. [North of Eng.] --Chaucer.

ham at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : exaggerate one's acting [syn: {overact}, {ham it up}, {overplay}]
[ant: {underact}]
[also: {hamming}, {hammed}]

n 1: meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked) [syn: {jambon},
2: (Old Testament) son of Noah
3: a licensed amateur radio operator
4: an unskilled actor who overacts [syn: {ham actor}]
[also: {hamming}, {hammed}]

ham at Sanskrit => English (Monier-Williams) Of Explained:


1[ ham ] ind. an exclamation expressive of anger or courtesy or
respect ( also [ ham bho ] , or [ ham bhoH ]

---> cf. [ haMho ] ) cf. Divyâv. cf. Jātakam


ham at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Ham|HAM|hám|häm


Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology 1

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » hamme|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » hamm||inner or hind part of the knee, ham|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » hamō|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » hammō|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » hanmō|lang=gem-pro , from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » kanam-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » knāmā||thigh, shin|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Dutch Inter: term » ham||ham|lang=nl, dialectal German Inter: term » Hamme||hind part of the knee, ham|lang=de, dialectal Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » ham||the hind part of the knee|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » höm||the ham or haunch of a horse|lang=is, Inter: etyl » mga|- Inter: term » cnáim||bone|lang=mga, Inter: etyl » grc|- Inter: term » ||tr=knḗmé|shinbone|lang=grc. Compare Inter: term » gammon|lang=en.


* Inter: audio » en-us-ham.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-ham.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: enPR » hăm, Inter: IPA » /hæm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /h{m/
  • Inter: rhymes » æm


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: anatom » y The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
    1. (countable) The thigh and buttock of any animal slaughtered for meat.
    2. Inter: uncountabl » e The thigh of a hog cured for food.
    3. The back of the thigh.
    4. Inter: internet » informal Electronic mail that is wanted; mail that is not spam, or junk mail
      Derived terms
      * ham-fisted

  • hambone
  • hammy, hamstring
    Inter: trans-top » region back of the knee joint
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|knieboog|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|polvitaive
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бедро|n|tr=bedró, Inter: t+ » ru|ляжка|f|tr=ljážka

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sliasaid|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|corva|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » thigh and buttock of any animal slaughtered for meat
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kýta|f
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|sink
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paisti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sliasaid|f
  • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|puwit

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » thigh of a hog cured for food
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|xamón|m
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|вяндліна|f|tr=vjandlína|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » be|шынка|f|tr=šýnka|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|pernil|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|火腿|tr=huǒtuǐ|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|šunka|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|skinke
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ham|m, Inter: t+ » nl|hesp|f Inter: qualifier » Belgium
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|sink
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kinkku
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|jambon|m
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|xamón|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schinken|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χοιρομέρι|n|tr=choiroméri|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|sonka
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|prosciutto|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ハム|tr=hamu|sc=Jpan
    • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|жамбас|tr=jambas|sc=Cyrl
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|햄|tr=haem|sc=Hang
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|perżuta|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|bisóodi bijáád
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|ژامبون|tr=žâmbon|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szynka|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|presunto|m Inter: qualifier » Brazil, Inter: t+ » pt|pernil|m Inter: qualifier » Portugal
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|șuncă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|окорок|m|tr=ókorok, Inter: t+ » ru|ветчина|f|tr=vetčiná
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sliasaid|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|шунка|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|šunka|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|šunka|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|šunka|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|jamón|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|hemu
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skinka|c
  • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|hamon
  • Taos: Inter: tø » twf|xomúnenemą
  • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|skin
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|окорок|m|tr=ókorok|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » uk|шинка|f|tr=šýnka|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » back of the thigh
    • Greek: Inter: qualifier » of an animal Inter: t+ » el|ιγνύς|f|tr=ignýs
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ветчина|f|tr=v'etčiná

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sliasaid|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » actor with an exaggerating style
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|άσχετος|c|tr=áschetos|sc=Grek
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|大根|tr=だいこん, daikon|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|大根役者|tr=だいこんやくしゃ, daikon yakusha|sc=Jpan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kabotyn|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » ham radio operator
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|radioamatér|m, Inter: t- » cs|radioamatérka|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|radioamatööri
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|ραδιοερασιτέχνης|m|f|tr=radioerasitéchnis|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|radioamatore|m
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|radioamator|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|радиолюбитель|m|tr=radioljubítelʹ|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 火腿 (huǒ tuǐ)
    • Inter: ttbc » io: shinko

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ia: gambon (2)
  • Inter: ttbc » th: Inter: t+ » th|หมู|tr=muu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » ham|hām|lang=ang.


    Inter: en-noun » -
  • Inter: obsolet » e Inter: archaic spelling of » home

    Usage notes

    * Persists in many old place names, such as Inter: term » Buckingham.


    * Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y

    Etymology 3

    Shortened from Inter: term » hamfatter||inferior actor|lang=en, said to derive from the 1863 minstrel show song The Ham-fat Man.hamref>"ham", Online Etymology Dictionary


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An overacting or amateurish performer; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style.
    1. An amateur radio operator.
      Related terms
      * ham radio


      Inter: en-verb » hams|hamming|hammed

  • To overact; to act with exaggerated emotions.
    Related terms
    * ham it up


    * HMA, mah, MHA


  • Category: Category:English terms with multiple etymologies -
    Category: Category:en:Anatomy -
    Category: Category:en:Meats -
    Category: Category:en:Pigs -



    Of Inter: etyl » gem|xno origin, probably Inter: etyl » frk|xno


    Inter: xno-noun » m
  • village

    Derived terms

    * hamelet

  • Catalan

    Inter: wikipedia » Ham (eina)|Ham|lang=ca


    Inter: etyl » la|ca Inter: term » hamus|lang=la.


    Inter: ca-noun » m
  • fishhook

  • Danish

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » non|da Inter: term » hamr|lang=non.


    * Inter: IPA » /ham/|hɑmˀ|lang=da


    Inter: da-noun » stem=hamm|en|e
  • slough, skin
    Derived terms
    * fjederham {{c}}
    • hamskifte {{n}}
    • snogeham {{c}}
    • svaneham {{c}}
      Inter: da-noun-infl » stem=hamm|en|e

      Etymology 2

      See Inter: l » da|han.


      * Inter: IPA » /ham/|hɑm|lang=da


      Inter: head » da|pronoun

  • Inter: persona » l objective case of Inter: l » da|han
    See also
    Inter: Danish personal pronoun » s

  • Dutch


    * Inter: audio » Nl-ham.ogg|audio


    Inter: nl-noun » f|hammen|hammetje
  • ham

  • Irish


    * Inter: IPA » haːmˠ|hamˠ|lang=ga


    Inter: head » ga|mutated noun|g=m
  • Inter: mutation of » am|lang=ga

  • Middle English


    Inter: head » enm|pronoun
  • them

  • Middle French


    Inter: frm-noun » m
  • village

  • Norwegian


    Inter: head » no|pronoun
  • him

  • Old English


    * Inter: IPA » /hɑm/|lang=ang

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » gem-pro|ang Inter: recons » hamō-|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Middle Dutch Inter: term » hamme|lang=dum (Dutch Inter: term » ham|lang=nl), Old High German Inter: term » hamma|lang=goh (dialectal German Inter: term » Hamm|lang=de), Old Norse Inter: term » hǫm|lang=non.


    Inter: ang-noun » g=f
  • Inter: anatomy » lang=ang ham, inner knee
    1. : Monegum men gescrincaþ his fet to his homme: with many men the feet shrink up to the knee. (Leechbook)
      * English ham

      Etymology 2

      From Inter: etyl » gem-pro|ang Inter: recons » hammaz|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Old Frisian Inter: term » ham|lang=ofs, Middle Low German Inter: term » hamme|lang=gml (Low German Inter: term » Hamm|lang=nds).


      Inter: ang-noun » g=m

  • enclosure, especially an enclosed pasture or dwelling


    * Inter: IPA » /hɑːm/|lang=ang

    Etymology 3

    From Inter: etyl » gem-pro|ang Inter: recons » haimaz|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|ang Inter: recons » kōim-||village|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Old Frisian Inter: term » ham|hām|lang=ofs, Old Saxon Inter: term » hem|hēm|lang=osx (Dutch Inter: term » heem|lang=nl), Old High German Inter: term » heim|lang=goh (German Inter: term » Heim|lang=de), Old Norse Inter: term » heimr|lang=non (Swedish Inter: term » hem|lang=sv), Gothic {{term|sc=Goth|
  • häm at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: vo-nou » n
  • smoked meat from the leg of a pig; ham


    Inter: vo-decl-nou » n

  • Translation: es » häm
    Translation: eo » häm
    Translation: mg » häm
    Translation: tr » häm
    Translation: vo » häm

    Ham at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ham|нам


    Inter: wikipedia » Ham, son of Noah

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: biblica » l A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.
    1. 1611 — Category: w - :King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, Category: s - :Bible (King James)/Genesis|Genesis 9:18
    2. : And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.


      Inter: trans-top » a son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|حام|tr=ḥām|sc=Arab
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Chám|m
  • Finnish: Haam

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Cham|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Cam, Inter: t- » es|Châm

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * HMA, mah, MHA
    Category: Category:en:Biblical characters -
    Translation: et » Ham
    Translation: fr » Ham
    Translation: id » Ham
    Translation: hu » Ham
    Translation: pl » Ham
    Translation: ru » Ham
    Translation: sr » Ham

    hám at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈhaːm/|lang=hu
  • Inter: audio » Hu-hám.ogg|Audio

    Etymology 1

    From a Inter: etyl » gem|hu language.


    Inter: hu-noun » ok

  • harness
    Inter: hu-decl-ok » há|m|otInter: hu-pos-otok » hám|j|jai

    See also

    * kirúg a hámból

    Etymology 2

    Inter: back-form » hámoz|nodot=y|lang=hu or Inter: term » hámlik.


    Inter: hu-noun » ok

  • Inter: sense » anatomy epithelium
    * Same as above.
    Derived terms
    * hámréteg
    • hámsejt

    Category: Category:Hungarian three-letter words -
    Category: Category:hu:Anatomy -
    Translation: fr » hám
    Translation: hu » hám
    Translation: vi » hám
    Translation: zh » hám

  • hầm at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • stew, braise, simmer

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese verbs -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » hầm
    Translation: hu » hầm
    Translation: vi » hầm
    Translation: zh » hầm

    hạm at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ham|Ham|hám



    Inter: head » vi|noun
  • battleship

  • Category: Category:vi:Military -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: ko » hạm
    Translation: vi » hạm
    Translation: zh » hạm

    HAM at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Ham|ham


    Inter: wikipedia » Apostolic Majesty

    Inter: initialis » m

  • His Apostolic Majesty, the title given to a number of historical kings of Hungary.

    See also

    * go HAM
    • HRAM

    Translation: de » HAM