Definitions for Amæm; unstressed əm, m

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

amæm; unstressed əm, m(v.)

  1. Category: Function Word

    Ref: 1st pers. sing. pres. indic. of be. 1

Origin of am:

before 900; OE am, eam, eom


  1. Asian male.


  2. amplitude modulation: a method of impressing a signal on a radio carrier wave by varying its amplitude.

    Category: Electronics

  3. a system of broadcasting using this method.

    Category: Radio and Television

    Ref: Compare FM. 1

Origin of AM:



  1. americium.

    Category: Chemistry

* Chem. Symbol..


  1. America.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. American.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. Master of Arts.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Origin of A.M.:

< L Artium Magister


or A.M.

  1. before noon.

    Category: Horology

  2. the period from midnight to noon, esp. the period of daylight prior to noon.

    Category: Horology

    Ref: Compare p.m. 4

* Usage: The abbreviation a.m. refers to the period from midnight until noon. One minute before noon is 11:59 a.m. One minute after noon is 12:01 p.m. Many people distinguish between noon and midnight by saying 12 noon and 12 midnight. Expressions such as 6 a.m. in the morning and 9 p.m. at night are redundant.

Origin of a.m.:

1755–65; < L ante merīdiem

Princeton's WordNet

  1. americium, Am, atomic number 95(noun)

    a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms

  2. Master of Arts, MA, Artium Magister, AM(noun)

    a master's degree in arts and sciences

  3. amplitude modulation, AM(noun)

    modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave


  1. am(Verb)

    First-person singular simple present indicative form of be.

  2. Origin: From am, em, from eom, eam, from Proto-Germanic *immi ("I am") from h₁ésmi, a form of the verb wesanan. Cognate with em, emi, 0339033C, Ancient Greek , Albanian jam, Sanskrit .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Am

    the first person singular of the verb be, in the indicative mode, present tense. See Be


  1. AM

    AM, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship current-affairs radio program, is one of Australia's longest-running productions. Its tagline is Ensure you are informed.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Am' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #355

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Am' in Written Corpus Frequency: #354

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Am' in Adverbs Frequency: #420

Anagrams of Am

  1. M.A., MA, ma

Translations for Am

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


moderately, or comfortably, hot

Are you warm enough, or shall I close the window?; a warm summer's day.

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