ham, jambon, gammon(noun)
meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
(Old Testament) son of Noah
a licensed amateur radio operator
ham, ham actor(verb)
an unskilled actor who overacts
overact, ham it up, ham, overplay(verb)
exaggerate one's acting
The licensed operator of an amateur radio station.
To act with exaggerated voice and gestures; to overact.
A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.
the region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock
the thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking
Origin: [Short for hamfatter.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ham, n. the back of the thigh: the thigh of an animal, esp. of a hog salted and dried. [A.S. hamm; cf. dial. Ger. hamme.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a son of Noah, and the Biblical ancestor of the southern dark races of the world as known to the ancients.
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
The opposite of spam, sense 3; that is, incoming mail that the user actually wants to see.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ham' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4637
HMA, mah, MHA
The numerical value of ham in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Well, this may have once been a ham, but now it is nothing but an ex-ham.
The Pig, if I am not mistaken,
Supplies us sausage, ham, and Bacon.
Let others say his heart is big,
I think it stupid of the Pig.
It's a bread roll, you cut it in half and you can put whatever you want in it, beans, pork, beef, ham, white cheese, the stew from the night before.
Inside the home, police found two legs of ham, along with the stolen cash and TV. The delectable meats were taken to the local police station as investigators tried to find the other missing legs, which are believed to be in the possession of the suspect's accomplices. Each leg is worth around $ 132. I’ve never imagined my wife and mother-in-law would turn out to be the detectives who solved this.
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Translations for ham
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- шынка, вяндлінаBelarusian
- pernilCatalan, Valencian
- kýta, radioamatér, šunka, radioamatérkaCzech
- άσχετος, ιγνύς, χοιρομέρι, ραδιοερασιτέχνηςGreek
- jamón, corvaSpanish
- paisti, kinkku, polvitaive, radioamatööriFinnish
- sliasaidScottish Gaelic
- prosciutto, radioamatoreItalian
- 大根役者, 大根, ハムJapanese
- HamLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- šķiņķis, gurnsLatvian
- skinke, hombot, knesbot, knehaseNorwegian
- hesp, ham, knieboogDutch
- hombot, knesbot, knehase, skinkeNorwegian Nynorsk
- bisóodi bijáádNavajo, Navaho
- kabotyn, szynka, radioamatorPolish
- presunto, pernilPortuguese
- хамо́н, бедро, радиолюбитель, ветчина, окорок, ляжкаRussian
- šunka, шункаSerbo-Croatian
- hamon, puwitTagalog
- шинка, окорокUkrainian
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