Definitions for jambdʒæm

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

Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. either of the vertical sides of a doorway, window, or other opening. either of two members forming the sidepieces for the frame of an opening.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

Origin of jamb:

1350–1400; ME jambe < MF: leg, jamb < LL gamba, var. of camba pastern, leg < Gk kampḗ bend of a limb

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jamb(noun)

    upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame


  1. jamb(Noun)

    The vertical components that form the sides of a door frame, window frame, or fireplace, or other opening in a wall.

  2. Origin: jambe, from jambe, from gamba

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jamb(noun)

    the vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face

  2. Jamb(noun)

    any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein

  3. Jamb(verb)

    see Jam, v. t


  1. Jamb

    Jamb is a town in Samudrapur tehsil in Hinganghat subdivision of Wardha districtin Nagpur revenue Division in the Berar region in the state of Maharashtra, India. Jamb town is located on National Highway 7. Two Maharashtra State Highway start from here one going towards Warora - Chandrapur and another towards Umred in Nagpur district.


Find a translation for the jamb definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these jamb definitions with the community:


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


"jamb." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for jamb?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for jamb: