What does slam mean?

Definitions for slamslæm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slam.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slam, sweep(noun)

    winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

  2. slam(noun)

    the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

  3. slam(noun)

    a forceful impact that makes a loud noise

  4. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe(verb)

    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

    "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

  5. slam, bang(verb)

    close violently

    "He slammed the door shut"

  6. slam, bang(verb)

    strike violently

    "slam the ball"

  7. slam dance, slam, mosh, thrash(verb)

    dance the slam dance

  8. slam, flap down(verb)

    throw violently

    "He slammed the book on the table"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slam(verb)

    to shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door

  2. Slam(verb)

    to put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement

  3. Slam(verb)

    to strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff

  4. Slam(verb)

    to strike down; to slaughter

  5. Slam(verb)

    to defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand

  6. Slam(verb)

    to come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams

  7. Slam(noun)

    the act of one who, or that which, slams

  8. Slam(noun)

    the shock and noise produced in slamming

  9. Slam(noun)

    winning all the tricks of a deal

  10. Slam(noun)

    the refuse of alum works

  11. Origin: [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. slamra, slambra, slma, Norw. slemba, slemma, dial. Sw. slmma.]


  1. Slam

    Slam is a producer/DJ duo from Glasgow, consisting of Stuart MacMillan and Orde Meikle. They are co-founders of Soma Quality Recordings. Their music style consists of house and techno.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slam

    slam, v.t. or v.i. to shut with violence and noise: to throw down with violence: to win all the tricks in a card-game:—pr.p. slam′ming; pa.t. and pa.p. slammed.—n. the act of slamming: the sound so made: the winning of all the tricks at whist, &c. [Scand., Norw. slemma, Ice. slamra.]

  2. Slam

    slam, n. an old card-game.

  3. Slam

    slam, n. a shambling fellow. [Cf. Dut. slomp, Ger. schlampe.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slam' in Verbs Frequency: #908


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slam in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Don Herold:

    Don't ever slam a door, you might want to go back.

  2. Josh Douglas:

    It's not a slam dunk either way. I think the constitutional arguments are very difficult for him.

  3. Chrissy Abbott:

    Every time he broke or hit on the brakes, I would slam forward and then he'd start driving again, slam back the other way, i felt less than human, the way they treated you.

  4. Roger Federer:

    Now I've got the confidence, I've got the matches and I'm actually still feeling really fresh even after this week, everybody knows it's Roger Federer last chance to do well at a slam or win a slam.

  5. Mark Sommer:

    A guy can invest in the Alberta oil sands or a Bakken shale-type company and they are going to make a little bit of money, but they are not going to hit that grand-slam home run we are looking for in elephant country.

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Translations for slam

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Arabic
  • esmaixar, esmaixadaCatalan, Valencian
  • zuschlagen, ausschimpfen, zuknallenGerman
  • golpeSpanish
  • läimäys, läimäyttää, kulauttaa, paiskata, loukkaus, haukkua pataluhaksi, haukkua, pamahdus, puhdistaa pöytä, mojauttaa, donkata, donkkaus, panetella, iskeä, läjähdys, slammata, kuonaFinnish
  • claquerFrench
  • ばたんと閉めるJapanese
  • toeslagenDutch
  • хлопание, разносить, хлопать, хлопнутьRussian
  • hız ve gürültü ile yere çalma, yere çalmak, veryansın etmek, içiden çarpılma, bağırıp çağırmak, sövmek, güm, ağzına çalmak, yere çarpmak, çarpma, batırmak, çarpmakTurkish

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