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Spam

 (spăm)
A trademark for a canned meat product consisting primarily of chopped pork pressed into a loaf.

spam

 (spăm)
n.
1. Unsolicited email, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk email.
2. A single piece of such email: "receiving dozens of spams a day" (George Johnson).
tr.v. spammed, spam·ming, spams
1. To send unsolicited email to.
2. To send (a message) indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups.

[From Spam (probably inspired by a comedy routine on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which the word is repeated incessantly).]

spam·mer n.

spam

(spæm) computing
vb, spams, spamming or spammed
(Computer Science) to send unsolicited electronic mail or text messages simultaneously to a number of e-mail addresses or mobile phones
n
1. (Computer Science) unsolicited electronic mail or text messages sent in this way
2. (Telecommunications) unsolicited electronic mail or text messages sent in this way
[C20: from the repeated use of the word Spam in a popular sketch from the British television show Monty Python's Flying Circus, first broadcast in 1969]
ˈspammer n

Spam

(spæm)
n
(Cookery) trademark a kind of tinned luncheon meat, made largely from pork

Spam

(spæm)
n., v. spammed, spam•ming.
1. Trademark. a canned food product consisting esp. of pork formed into a solid block.
n.
2. (l.c.) a disruptive, esp. commercial message posted on a computer network or sent as e-mail.
v.t.
3. (l.c.) to send spam to.
v.i.
4. (l.c.) to send spam.
[(definition 1) < sp (iced) + (h) am; (other definitions) 1990–95; ref. to a comedy routine on Monty Python's Flying Circus, British TV series]
spam′mer, n.

spam

- As in e-mail, it gets its name from the Monty Python sketch in which the word is repeated many times.
See also related terms for repeat.

spam


Past participle: spammed
Gerund: spamming

Imperative
spam
spam
Present
I spam
you spam
he/she/it spams
we spam
you spam
they spam
Preterite
I spammed
you spammed
he/she/it spammed
we spammed
you spammed
they spammed
Present Continuous
I am spamming
you are spamming
he/she/it is spamming
we are spamming
you are spamming
they are spamming
Present Perfect
I have spammed
you have spammed
he/she/it has spammed
we have spammed
you have spammed
they have spammed
Past Continuous
I was spamming
you were spamming
he/she/it was spamming
we were spamming
you were spamming
they were spamming
Past Perfect
I had spammed
you had spammed
he/she/it had spammed
we had spammed
you had spammed
they had spammed
Future
I will spam
you will spam
he/she/it will spam
we will spam
you will spam
they will spam
Future Perfect
I will have spammed
you will have spammed
he/she/it will have spammed
we will have spammed
you will have spammed
they will have spammed
Future Continuous
I will be spamming
you will be spamming
he/she/it will be spamming
we will be spamming
you will be spamming
they will be spamming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spamming
you have been spamming
he/she/it has been spamming
we have been spamming
you have been spamming
they have been spamming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spamming
you will have been spamming
he/she/it will have been spamming
we will have been spamming
you will have been spamming
they will have been spamming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spamming
you had been spamming
he/she/it had been spamming
we had been spamming
you had been spamming
they had been spamming
Conditional
I would spam
you would spam
he/she/it would spam
we would spam
you would spam
they would spam
Past Conditional
I would have spammed
you would have spammed
he/she/it would have spammed
we would have spammed
you would have spammed
they would have spammed

spam

1. Unwanted messages, such as advertising material, received via e-mail.
2. Any email message sent to a large number of people without their consent. Also known as unsolicited commercial email (UCE) or junk email.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spam - a canned meat made largely from porkSpam - a canned meat made largely from pork
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
canned meat, tinned meat - meat preserved in a can or tin
2.spam - unwanted e-mail (usually of a commercial nature sent out in bulk)spam - unwanted e-mail (usually of a commercial nature sent out in bulk)
electronic mail, email, e-mail - (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in; "you cannot send packages by electronic mail"
Verb1.spam - send unwanted or junk e-mailspam - send unwanted or junk e-mail  
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
email, e-mail, netmail - communicate electronically on the computer; "she e-mailed me the good news"
Translations
رَسَائِلٌ غَيْرُ مَرْغُوبَةيُرسِل عِدَّة رَسائِل في الإنترنِت
спам
nevyžádaný e-mailposlat nevyžádané e-maily
spamspammet
Spamspammenunerwünschte elektronische Postunerwünschte Werbe-E-Mails
roskapostispämmi
neželjena pošta
reklámpostával eláraszt
spam
ruslpóstur
スパムメール
스팸 메일
išsiuntinėti informaciją
izsutit nevertigas zinas
spamspamboodschapongewenste elektronische postongewenste mail
posielať rozmnožené oznamy Internetom
skräppostspamspamma
ขยะไปรษณีย์อิเล็กทรอนิกส์
boş konulu e-posta göndermekistenmeyen e-mail
thư rác

Spam

® [spæm] Ncarne f de cerdo en conserva

spam

[spæm] (Internet)
A. Ncorreo m basura (en Internet), spam m
B. VTenviar spam or correo basura por Internet a

spam

[ˈspæm] (COMPUTING)
nspam m, pollupostage m
modif [filter, laws] → antispam inv, antipollupostage inv
vtenvoyer des spams à, polluposter

Spam®


spam

(Internet)
n(E-Mail-)Spam m; (= single e-mail)Spam-Mail f
vt(zu)spammen (sl), → mit Werbung bombardieren (inf)or zumüllen (sl)

spam

(Internet):
spam filter
nSpam-Filter m
spam mail
nSpam-(E-)Mail f

spam

(spam) past tense, past participle spammed verb
to send many copies of a message (= ``junk'') on the Internet. I've been spammed.

spam

رَسَائِلٌ غَيْرُ مَرْغُوبَة nevyžádaný e-mail spam unerwünschte Werbe-E-Mails ανεπιθύμητη αλληλογραφία correo basura roskaposti courrier indésirable neželjena pošta spam スパムメール 스팸 메일 spam spam spam spam спам skräppost ขยะไปรษณีย์อิเล็กทรอนิกส์ istenmeyen e-mail thư rác 垃圾邮件
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