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Sam

[sam] /sæm/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Samuel.
2.
a female given name, form of Samantha.

SAM

[sam] /sæm/
noun
1.
surface-to-air missile.
2.
Space Available Mail: a special air service for sending parcels weighing up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) to overseas members of the armed forces: only the regular parcel post rate to the U.S. port of shipment is charged.
Compare PAL.

Sam.

Bible.
1.

Ervin

[ur-vin] /ˈɜr vɪn/
noun
1.
Samuel James, Jr ("Sam") 1896–1985, U.S. jurist and politician: senator 1954–74.
2.
a male given name.

Peckinpah

[pek-uh n-paw] /ˈpɛk ənˌpɔ/
noun
1.
David Samuel ("Sam") 1925–84, U.S. film director and screenwriter.

Walton

[wawl-tn] /ˈwɔl tn/
noun
1.
Ernest Thomas Sinton
[sin-tn] /ˈsɪn tn/ (Show IPA),
1903–95, Irish physicist: Nobel prize 1951.
2.
Izaak
[ahy-zuh k] /ˈaɪ zək/ (Show IPA),
1593–1683, English writer.
3.
Samuel Moore ("Sam") 1918–92, U.S. business executive and founder of Wal-Mart Stores.
4.
Sir William (Turner) 1902–83, English composer.
Related forms
Waltonian
[wawl-toh-nee-uh n] /wɔlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for Sam
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  • Let us run in and tell Mrs. Sam Hurst, and ask her who she thinks he is.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Ash-Can Sam was wounded—not so much in body as in pugilistic pride.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • Sam Morrow found that he was no longer the pet of the "best set."

  • How stern a moral may be drawn from the story of poor Sam Patch!

    Sketches from Memory Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • As Sam had conjectured, the lumber schooner was bound to Boston.

    Now or Never Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for Sam

sam

/sæm/
verb (transitive) sams, samming, sammed
1.
(Northern English, dialect) sam hold of, to collect; gather up

SAM

/sæm/
noun acronym
1.
surface-to-air missile

Walton

/ˈwɔːltən/
noun
1.
Ernest Thomas Sinton. 1903–95, Irish physicist. He succeeded in producing the first artificial transmutation of an atomic nucleus (1932) with Sir John Cockcroft, with whom he shared the Nobel prize for physics 1951
2.
Izaak (ˈaɪzək). 1593–1683, English writer, best known for The Compleat Angler (1653; enlarged 1676)
3.
Sir William (Turner). 1902–83, English composer. His works include Façade (1923), a setting of satirical verses by Edith Sitwell, the Viola Concerto (1929), and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast (1931)

Peckinpah

/ˈpɛkɪnˌpɑː/
noun
1.
Sam(uel David). 1926–84, US film director, esp of Westerns, such as The Wild Bunch (1969). Among his other films are Straw Dogs (1971), Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), and Cross of Iron (1977)

Sam.

abbreviation
1.
Samuel
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Word Origin and History for Sam

SAM

1958, acronym for surface to air missile.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Sam in Science
Walton
  (wôl'tən)   
Irish physicist who, with John Cockcroft, was the first to successfully split an atom using a particle accelerator in 1932. For this work they shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics.
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Slang definitions & phrases for Sam

Sam

noun

A federal narcotics agent; narc

[1960s+ Narcotics; fr Uncle Sam]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Sam in Technology
tool
A multi-file screen editor with structural regular expressions. Sam runs under the X Window System.
(2000-07-16)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for Sam

SAM

1.
sequential access method
2.
single Asian male
3.
surface-to-air missile

Sam.

Samuel
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