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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
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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 ?
In his tall stalwartness Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, prominent and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
The idle tramps always felt sure they could get a copper from Seth; they scarcely ever spoke to Adam.
The workmen all looked up; Jim Salt, a burly, red-haired man known as Sandy Jim, paused from his planing, and Adam said to Seth, with a sharp glance of surprise, "What
Adam did not join in the laughter, but there was a slight smile on his face as he said, in a gentler tone than before, "Why, thee'st forgot the panels.
Adam called out, laying down his tools, striding up to Ben, and seizing his right shoulder.
Salton had retired for the night, Adam and Sir Nathaniel returned to the study.
I hope, Adam, that you do not think me either slack or changeable of purpose.
Now, Adam, it strikes me that, as we have to protect ourselves and others against feminine nature, our strong game will be to play our masculine against her feminine.
And how would you suggest, Adam, that we could combine the momentous question with secrecy?
Adam, I hope you know that you can count on me to help in any way I can
As ADAM lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree, The Angel of the Earth came down, and offered Earth in fee.
As Adam was a-working outside of Eden-Wall, He used the Earth, he used the Seas, he used the Air and all; And out of black disaster He arose to be the master Of Earth and Water, Air and Fire, But never reached his heart's desire