What does SAM mean?

Definitions for SAM

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word SAM.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. surface-to-air missile, SAMnoun

    a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target


  1. SAMnoun

    a Surface to Air Missile.


  1. Samnoun

    The awarded to the All-Ireland GAA football winning team.

  2. Etymology: Possibly from Uncle Sam

Webster Dictionary

  1. Samadjective


  2. Etymology: [AS. same. See Same, a.]


  1. Sam

    In the Book of Mormon, Sam was the third son of Lehi, and elder brother to the prophet Nephi. Early in the Book of Mormon narrative, Nephi confided in Sam. Lehi saw Sam in his vision of the tree of life, noting that he ate the precious fruit, symbolizing the righteousness of Sam, and that he would be saved. Upon the death of Lehi, Sam followed his brother Nephi in the establishment of the Nephites. Among LDS linguists, the leading theory of the origin of the name "Sam" is that it is most likely a Hebrew dialectal form of "Shem".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sam

    sam, adv. (Spens.) together.—v.t. to collect, to curdle milk. [A.S. samniansamen, together.]

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  2. SAM

    What does SAM stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SAM acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SAM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sam is ranked #2974 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sam surname appeared 12,053 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Sam.

    33.7% or 4,065 total occurrences were Asian.
    27.8% or 3,356 total occurrences were Black.
    17.9% or 2,161 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    12% or 1,454 total occurrences were White.
    5.3% or 647 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 370 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3247

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2692

Anagrams for SAM »

  1. AMS

  2. MAS

  3. MAs

  4. mas

  5. MSA

  6. sma

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of SAM in a Sentence

  1. Chris Rupkey:

    Builders build and make dreams a reality, but this plan looks like a stretch because the country cannot afford to undertake massive new projects when the national debt is over $31 trillion, there are some interesting ideas here, but this is not the right time for bold plans that dream big. There’s no money left in Uncle Sam’s till to pay for big dreams and daring projects.

  2. Jeanine Motsay:

    Parents tend to think, 'That's not my child. That's not my kid,' but Sam was anybody's kid.

  3. Miranda Cosgrove:

    We definitely talk about Sam on the show. We all really wanted Jennette McCurdy to be a part of the show, but Jennette McCurdy's doing different things right now.

  4. Joe Torre:

    The call was the fact that he interfered with Gurriel trying to catch the ball. If you notice, the glove came off his hand. That's when Sam Holbrook called him out for, basically, interference, they made the right call at first, and that it (could not be protested) because it's a judgment call. I understand the passion.

  5. Charlie Sheen:

    Sam’s amazing, i love her and all my children unconditionally. We’re having a ball. GED here we come !

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