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Ad·am 1

 (ăd′əm)
In the Bible, the first man and the husband of Eve.

[Late Latin Adam, Ādam, from Hebrew 'ādām, human being, Adam; see ʔdm in Semitic roots.]

Ad·am 2

 (ăd′əm)
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of the elegant neoclassic style of furniture and architecture originated by Robert and James Adam.

Adam

(ˈædəm)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament the first man, created by God: the progenitor of the human race (Genesis 2–3)
2. not know someone from Adam to have no knowledge of or acquaintance with someone
3. the old Adam the evil supposedly inherent in human nature

Adam

n
1. (Biography) Adolphe. 1803–56, French composer, best known for his romantic ballet Giselle (1841)
2. (Biography) Robert. 1728–92, Scottish architect and furniture designer. Assisted by his brother, James, 1730–94, he emulated the harmony of classical and Italian Renaissance architecture
adj
3. (Architecture) in the neoclassical style made popular by Robert Adam
4. (Furniture) in the neoclassical style made popular by Robert Adam

Ad•am

(ˈæd əm)

n.
1. the first man: husband of Eve and progenitor of the human race. Gen. 2:7; 5:1–5.
2. James, 1730–94, and his brother Robert, 1728–92, English architects and furniture designers.
adj.
3. of or designating the style of architecture, decoration, and furniture originated by Robert and James Adam, characterized by freely adapted ancient Roman motifs and delicate ornamentation.
Idioms:
1. not know someone from Adam, to be completely unacquainted or unfamiliar with someone.
2. the old Adam, the natural tendency toward sin.
A•dam•ic (əˈdæm ɪk) A•dam′i•cal, adj.

Adam

A delicate eighteenth-century English neoclassical style developed by Robert Adam.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Adam - (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythologyAdam - (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.Adam - Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)
3.Adam - street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamineAdam - street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine - a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States; "MDMA is often used at parties because it enables partygoers to remain active for long periods of time"
Translations
تُفَّاحَةآدَم
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Adam

[ˈædəm]
A. NAdán
I don't know him from Adamno lo conozco en absoluto
to be as old as Adamser de tiempos de Maricastaña, ser más viejo que el mundo
B. CPD Adam's ale Nagua f
Adam's apple Nnuez f (de la garganta)

Adam

nAdam m; Adam’s appleAdamsapfel m; I don’t know him from Adam (inf)ich habe keine Ahnung, wer er ist (inf)

Adam

[ˈædəm] nAdamo
I don't know him from Adam → non ho idea di chi sia

Adam

(ˈӕdəm) : Adam's ˈapple noun
the pointed part at the front of the neck that moves up and down when one talks or swallows.
not know someone from Adam
not to know someone at all.
References in classic literature ?
The early sunshine--as fresh as that which peeped into Eve's bower while she and Adam sat at breakfast there--came twinkling through the branches of the pear-tree, and fell quite across the table.
As a true patriot, I should be ashamed to think that Adam in paradise was more favorably situated on the whole than the backwoodsman in this country.
I finally did what all persons before me have done, clear back to Adam,--resolved to throw something.
A body would a thought he was Adam -- he was just all mud.
Why, if Adam was to show himself to every new comer that wants to call and gaze at him and strike him for his autograph, he would never have time to do anything else but just that.
One of them must have," said Miss Ellen Burnham, "for the girl that was selling soap at the Ladds' in North Riverboro was described by Adam Ladd as the most remarkable and winning child he ever saw.
Your will there is a body without a soul -- an Adam without an Eve -- until the letter is completed and laid by its side.
For a moment, he held the fair face from him to look at the well-remembered expression on the forehead, and then laid the bright golden hair against his little brown wig, with a genuine tenderness and delicacy which, if such things be old-fashioned, were as old as Adam.
So passd they naked on, nor shund the sight Of God or Angel, for they thought no ill: So hand in hand they passd, the lovliest pair That ever since in loves imbraces met, ADAM the goodliest man of men since borne His Sons, the fairest of her Daughters EVE.
Trust me each state must have its policies: Kingdoms have edicts, cities have their charters; Even the wild outlaw, in his forest-walk, Keeps yet some touch of civil discipline; For not since Adam wore his verdant apron, Hath man with man in social union dwelt, But laws were made to draw that union closer.
When she unveils her orbs, so to speak, she ketches me round the neck, not knowin' me from Adam the father of us all, and sez, 'Bring me some water, and don't let the girls see me.
The man, whose name was Adam Colburn, had a face sunburnt with labor in the fields, yet intelligent, thoughtful, and traced with cares enough for a whole lifetime, though he had barely reached middle age.