Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Jam

Jam

  1. See Jamb.
  2. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.
  3. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.
  4. To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
  5. 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.
  6. An injury caused by jamming.
  7. A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
More "Jam" Quotations

Jam Translations

jam in Dutch is marmelade, moes, jam
jam in French is marmelade, coincer, confiture
jam in Italian is calca, marmellata
jam in Portuguese is compota, atolamento
jam in Spanish is apretura, mermelada