Associations to the word «Jam»

Wiktionary

JAM, noun. A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
JAM, noun. (countable) A difficult situation.
JAM, noun. (countable) Blockage, congestion.
JAM, noun. (countable) (popular music) An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
JAM, noun. (countable) (baseball) A difficult situation for a pitcher or defending team.
JAM, noun. (countable) (basketball) A forceful dunk.
JAM, noun. (countable) (roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.
JAM, noun. (climbing) (countable) Any of several maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
JAM, noun. (UK) luck.
JAM, verb. To get something stuck in a confined space.
JAM, verb. To brusquely force something into a space; cram, squeeze.
JAM, verb. To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"
JAM, verb. To block or confuse a broadcast signal.
JAM, verb. (baseball) To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
JAM, verb. (music) To play music (especially improvisation as a group, or an informal unrehearsed session).
JAM, verb. To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
JAM, verb. (roller derby) To attempt to score points.
JAM, verb. (nautical) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
JAM, verb. (Canadian) (informal) To give up on a date or some joint endeavour; stand up, chicken out, jam out.
JAM, noun. (dated) A kind of frock for children.
JAM, noun. (mining) Alternative form of jamb
JAM, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Jamaica.
JAM BAND, noun. (music) A type of band that plays any of several styles of country-influenced folk-rock and is associated with a particular subculture known for following said bands to shows, trading recordings of them and keeping their fandom alive.
JAM BANDS, noun. Plural of jam band
JAM DROP, noun. (baking) A small shortbread biscuit with a small amount of red jam in the centre.
JAM JAR, noun. A glass container for jam.
JAM JAR, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) A car.
JAM JARS, noun. Plural of jam jar
JAM RAG, noun. (slang) (vulgar) A sanitary towel.
JAM RAGS, noun. Plural of jam rag
JAM RAMMED, adjective. Synonym of jam-packed.
JAM SANDWICH, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see jam,‎ sandwich.
JAM SANDWICH, noun. (British) (slang) (from the common UK colour scheme of white with a red reflective horizontal band) A police car.
JAM SANDWICHES, noun. Plural of jam sandwich
JAM SESSION, noun. (music) An informal gathering of musicians to play music, especially improvised jazz or a similar genre.
JAM SESSIONS, noun. Plural of jam session
JAM TART, noun. An open tartlet filled with jam
JAM TART, noun. (rare) (rhyming slang) Heart
JAM TARTS, noun. Plural of jam tart
JAM TOMORROW, noun. (idiomatic) Promised benefits that never arrive.

Dictionary definition

JAM, noun. Preserve of crushed fruit.
JAM, noun. Informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage".
JAM, noun. A dense crowd of people.
JAM, noun. Deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems.
JAM, verb. Press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium".
JAM, verb. Push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor".
JAM, verb. Crush or bruise; "jam a toe".
JAM, verb. Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station".
JAM, verb. Get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed".
JAM, verb. Crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked".
JAM, verb. Block passage through; "obstruct the path".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne