Definitions for ADAMˈæd əm

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Adam(noun)

    (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race

  2. Adam, Robert Adam(noun)

    Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)

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    street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Adam(ProperNoun)

    The first man in the Bible and the Qur'an, said to be the progenitor of the human race.

  2. Adam(ProperNoun)

    A male given name.

  3. Adam(ProperNoun)

    Original sin or human frailty.

  4. Adam(ProperNoun)

    (with second or last) Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.

  5. Origin: Adam, Adamus, from Ἀδάμ, Ἄδαμος, from אדם, from אדמה.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Adam(noun)

    the name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race

  2. Adam(noun)

    "Original sin;" human frailty

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Adam

    Adam is a figure in the Book of Genesis, the Quran and the Kitáb-i-Íqán. According to the creation myth of Abrahamic religions, he is the first human. In the Genesis creation narratives, he was created by Yahweh-Elohim, though the term "adam" can refer to both the first individual person, as well as to the general creation of humankind. Christian churches differ on how they view Adam's subsequent behavior, and to the consequences that those actions had on the rest of humanity. Christian and Jewish teachings sometimes hold Adam and Eve to a different level of responsibility for the Fall, though Islamic teaching holds both equally responsible. In addition, Islam holds that Adam was eventually forgiven, while Christianity holds that redemption occurred only later through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Bahá'í Faith, Islam and some Christian denominations consider Adam to be the first Prophet.

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Adam

    the first father, according to the Bible, of the human race.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ADAM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2868

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ADAM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3484


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