What does ADAM mean?

Definitions for ADAMˈæd əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Adam(noun)

    (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race

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    street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine


  1. Adam(ProperNoun)

    The first man in the Bible and the Qur'an, said to be the progenitor of the human race.

  2. Adam(ProperNoun)

    A male given name.

  3. Adam(ProperNoun)

    Original sin or human frailty.

  4. Adam(ProperNoun)

    (with second or last) Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.

  5. Origin: Adam, Adamus, from Ἀδάμ, Ἄδαμος, from אדם, from אדמה.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adam(noun)

    the name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race

  2. Adam(noun)

    "Original sin;" human frailty


  1. Adam

    Adam is a figure in the Book of Genesis, the Quran and the Kitáb-i-Íqán. According to the creation myth of Abrahamic religions, he is the first human. In the Genesis creation narratives, he was created by Yahweh-Elohim, though the term "adam" can refer to both the first individual person, as well as to the general creation of humankind. Christian churches differ on how they view Adam's subsequent behavior, and to the consequences that those actions had on the rest of humanity. Christian and Jewish teachings sometimes hold Adam and Eve to a different level of responsibility for the Fall, though Islamic teaching holds both equally responsible. In addition, Islam holds that Adam was eventually forgiven, while Christianity holds that redemption occurred only later through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Bahá'í Faith, Islam and some Christian denominations consider Adam to be the first Prophet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adam

    ad′am, n. the first man: unregenerate human nature: a gaoler.—n. Ad′amite, one descended from Adam: one of a 2d-century heretical sect in Northern Africa, and in the 15th in Germany, whose members, claiming the primitive innocence of Eden, went about naked.—adjs. Adamit′ic, -al.—n. Ad′amitism.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Adam

    the first father, according to the Bible, of the human race.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ADAM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2868

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ADAM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3484


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ADAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ADAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leonard Louis Levinson:

    History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.

  2. Nancy Astor:

    The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on woman.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principle one was that they escaped teething.

  4. Mark Twain:

    What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.

  5. Chris Myers:

    Adam Budge early on in the investigation was the common link [between] the two overdoses.

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