Definitions for jamdʒæm

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word jam

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jam(noun)

    preserve of crushed fruit

  2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

  3. crush, jam, press(noun)

    a dense crowd of people

  4. jamming, electronic jamming, jam(verb)

    deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems

  5. throng, mob, pack, pile, jam(verb)

    press tightly together or cram

    "The crowd packed the auditorium"

  6. jam(verb)

    push down forcibly

    "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"

  7. jam, crush(verb)

    crush or bruise

    "jam a toe"

  8. jam, block(verb)

    interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

    "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"

  9. jam(verb)

    get stuck and immobilized

    "the mechanism jammed"

  10. jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad(verb)

    crowd or pack to capacity

    "the theater was jampacked"

  11. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"


  1. jam(Noun)

    A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.

  2. jam(Noun)

    A difficult situation.

    Iu2019m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?

  3. jam(Noun)

    Blockage, congestion.

    A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.

  4. jam(Noun)

    An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.

  5. jam(Noun)

    A difficult situation for a pitcher or defending team.

    He's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.

  6. jam(Noun)

    A forceful dunk.

  7. jam(Noun)

    (roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.

    Toughie scored four points in that jam.

  8. jam(Noun)

    Any of several rock-climbing maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.

    I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.

  9. jam(Noun)


    He's got more jam than Waitrose.

  10. jam(Verb)

    To get something stuck in a confined space.

    My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.

  11. jam(Verb)

    To brusquely force something into a space; cram, squeeze.

  12. jam(Verb)

    To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"

    A single accident can jam the roads for hours.

  13. jam(Verb)

    To block or confuse a broadcast signal.

  14. jam(Verb)

    To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.

    Jones was jammed by the pitch.

  15. jam(Verb)

    To play music (especially improvisation as a group.)

  16. jam(Verb)

    To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.

    When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.

  17. jam(Verb)

    (roller derby) To attempt to score points.

    Toughie jammed four times in the second period.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jam(noun)

    a kind of frock for children

  2. Jam(noun)

    see Jamb

  3. Jam(verb)

    to press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in

  4. Jam(verb)

    to crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door

  5. Jam(verb)

    to bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback

  6. Jam(noun)

    a mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river

  7. Jam(noun)

    an injury caused by jamming

  8. Jam(noun)

    a preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JAM

    A pantry composition in A minor.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jam' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3632

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jam' in Nouns Frequency: #2978

Translations for jam

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for jam »


Find a translation for the jam definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these jam definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"jam." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for jam?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for jam: