samba

[sam-buh, sahm-]
noun, plural sambas.
1.
a rhythmic, Brazilian ballroom dance of African origin.
verb (used without object), sambaed, sambaing.
2.
to dance the samba.

Origin:
1880–85; < Portuguese samba, alleged to be of African orig.

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samba (ˈsæmbə)
 
n , pl -bas
1.  a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time
2.  a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
 
vb , -bas, -bas, -baing, -baed
3.  (intr) to perform such a dance
 
[Portuguese, of African origin]

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Word Origin & History

samba
Brazilian dance of African origin, 1885, Zemba, from Port. samba, shortened form of zambacueca, a type of dance, probably altered (by influence of zamacueco "stupid") from zambapalo, the name of a grotesque dance, itself an alteration of zampapalo "stupid man," from zamparse "to bump, crash."
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Samba definition

networking
A free suite of programs which implement the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
Originally developed for Unix by Andrew Tridgell at the Australian National University, the Samba server allows files and printers on the host operating system to be shared with clients such as Windows for Workgroups, DOS, OS/2, Windows NT and others.
For example, instead of using telnet to log in to a Unix machine to edit a file there, a Windows 95 user might connect a drive in the Windows Explorer to a Samba server on the Unix machine and edit the file in a Windows editor.
A Unix client called smbclient, built from the same source code, allows ftp-like access to SMB resources.
Samba is available for many Unix variants, OS/2, and VMS. Porting to Novell Netware is in progress (August 1996).
smblib is a portable generic library for making SMB calls for implementing client/server functions from within any program. Linux implements a complete file system (based on smbclient) so by default Linux users have full access to resources on LAN Server, Windows NT and LAN Manager networks.
(http://samba.org/samba/samba.html).
(1998-11-22)
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
SAMBA
Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia
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Example sentences
Ian watched stone-faced, and waited until the samba subsided.
He has been credited with creating a unique blend of traditional samba and
  hip-hop.
If you're there in the weeks leading up to the festivities, watch some samba
  rehearsals.
His interim successor is best remembered abroad, fairly or not, for groping a
  samba dancer.
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