Definitions for HAMhæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a cut of meat from a hog's hind quarter, between hip and hock; thigh.

    Category: Cooking

  2. that part of a hog's hind leg.

    Category: Zoology

  3. the part of the human leg behind the knee.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. Often, hams. the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock together.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of ham:

bef. 1000; ME hamme, OE hamm bend of the knee, c. MD, MLG hamme, OHG hamma

hamhæm(n.; v.)hammed, ham•ming.

  1. (n.)an actor or performer who overacts.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. an operator of an amateur radio station.

  3. (v.t.)to act with exaggerated expression of emotion; overact.

    Category: Showbiz

Idioms for ham:

  1. ham it up,to overact; ham.

    Category: Showbiz, Idiom

Origin of ham:



  1. the second son of Noah, Gen. 10:1.

    Category: Bible

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ham, jambon, gammon(noun)

    meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)

  2. Ham(noun)

    (Old Testament) son of Noah

  3. ham(noun)

    a licensed amateur radio operator

  4. ham, ham actor(verb)

    an unskilled actor who overacts

  5. overact, ham it up, ham, overplay(verb)

    exaggerate one's acting

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ham(noun)æm

    the meat from a pig's leg, or the leg with the meat on it

    a ham sandwich; a smoked ham


  1. Ham(ProperNoun)

    A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ham(noun)


  2. Ham(noun)

    the region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock

  3. Ham(noun)

    the thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking


  1. Ham

    Ham is a cut of meat from the thigh of the hind leg of an animal, usually a pig. Nearly all hams sold today are either fully cooked or cured.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ham

    a son of Noah, and the Biblical ancestor of the southern dark races of the world as known to the ancients.

  2. Ham

    a town in the dep. of Somme, France, 70 m. NE. of Paris, with a fortress, used in recent times as a State prison, in which Louis Napoleon was confined from 1840 to 1846.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. ham

    The opposite of spam, sense 3; that is, incoming mail that the user actually wants to see.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HAM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4637

Anagrams of HAM

  1. HMA, mah, MHA

Translations for HAM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the top of the back leg of a pig, salted and dried.

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