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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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If enacted, the legislation could make cross-border cooperation in the fight against unsolicited commercial e-mail more feasible.
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They argue that the word has become a worldwide generic term to describe unsolicited commercial e-mail.
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revise her Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Act, HR 718.
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But the continuing deluge of unsolicited commercial e-mail offers fueled the public's demand for federal legislation to regulate spam (the name apparently derived from the old Monty Python comedy sketch in which the word spam is incessantly and nonsensically repeated for no explainable reason).