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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.

Jam Quotations

I'm an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite.
Maria Sharapova

I remember, when I was a kid, watching my mother jam herself into her girdle - a piece of equipment so rigid it could stand up on its own - and I remember her coming home from fancy parties and racing upstairs to extricate herself from its cruel iron grip.
Susan Orlean

If I complain about a traffic jam, I have no one to blame but myself.
Steve Wynn

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
Lewis Carroll

I'd heard a lot of Motown and Stax when I was a kid, but the more well-known end of it. On Jam tours, we had a DJ called Ady Croasdell who ran a '60s club. He turned me on to underground stuff and what people call northern soul. It just blew my mind.
Paul Weller
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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

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