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Ham

 (hăm)
In the Bible, a son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.

ham

 (hăm)
n.
1. The thigh of the hind leg of certain animals, especially a hog.
2. A cut of meat from the thigh of a hog, often cured by salting or smoking.
3. The back of the knee.
4. The back of the thigh.
5. hams The buttocks.
6. A performer who overacts or exaggerates.
7. A licensed amateur radio operator.
v. hammed, ham·ming, hams
v.intr.
To exaggerate or overdo a dramatic role; overact.
v.tr.
To exaggerate or overdo (a dramatic role, for example).
Idiom:
ham it up
To act or perform in an exaggerated, often intentionally broadly humorous or ridiculous style.

[Middle English hamme, from Old English hamm. Noun, sense 6, from obsolete slang hamfatter, a poor or amateurish actor, from the song "The Ham-Fat Man" (1863), considered typical of minstrel shows and their low standards of performance and depicting a stereotyped vision of slave life in the American South (including a slave who likes gravy made from ham fat). Noun, sense 7, short for ham operator, originally applied in the 1800s to telegraphers with poor skills, from ham-fisted and ham-handed.]

ham

(hæm)
n
1. (Zoology) the part of the hindquarters of a pig or similar animal between the hock and the hip
2. (Cookery) the meat of this part, esp when salted or smoked
3. (Anatomy) informal
a. the back of the leg above the knee
b. the space or area behind the knee
4. (Crafts) needlework a cushion used for moulding curves
[Old English hamm; related to Old High German hamma haunch, Old Irish cnāim bone, camm bent, Latin camur bent]

ham

(hæm)
n
1. (Theatre) theatre informal
a. an actor who overacts or relies on stock gestures or mannerisms
b. overacting or clumsy acting
c. (as modifier): a ham actor.
2. (Telecommunications) informal
a. a licensed amateur radio operator
b. (as modifier): a ham licence.
vb, hams, hamming or hammed
informal to overact
[C19: special use of ham1; in some senses probably influenced by amateur]

ham1

(hæm)

n.
1. a cut of meat from a hog's hind quarter, between hip and hock; thigh.
2. that part of a hog's hind leg.
3. the part of the human leg behind the knee.
4. Often, hams. the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock together.
[before 1000; Middle English hamme, Old English hamm bend of the knee, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German hamme, Old High German hamma]

ham2

(hæm)

n., v. hammed, ham•ming. n.
1. an actor or performer who overacts.
2. an operator of an amateur radio station.
v.i., v.t.
3. to act with exaggerated expression of emotion; overact.
Idioms:
ham it up, to overact; ham.
[1880–85]

Ham

(hæm)

n.
the second son of Noah, Gen. 10:1.

ham

, hamstring - Originally, the part of the leg behind the knee was called the ham, and then the tendon near the ham was the hamstring; by extension, the ham became the thigh and buttock together.
See also related terms for thigh.

ham


Past participle: hammed
Gerund: hamming

Imperative
ham
ham
Present
I ham
you ham
he/she/it hams
we ham
you ham
they ham
Preterite
I hammed
you hammed
he/she/it hammed
we hammed
you hammed
they hammed
Present Continuous
I am hamming
you are hamming
he/she/it is hamming
we are hamming
you are hamming
they are hamming
Present Perfect
I have hammed
you have hammed
he/she/it has hammed
we have hammed
you have hammed
they have hammed
Past Continuous
I was hamming
you were hamming
he/she/it was hamming
we were hamming
you were hamming
they were hamming
Past Perfect
I had hammed
you had hammed
he/she/it had hammed
we had hammed
you had hammed
they had hammed
Future
I will ham
you will ham
he/she/it will ham
we will ham
you will ham
they will ham
Future Perfect
I will have hammed
you will have hammed
he/she/it will have hammed
we will have hammed
you will have hammed
they will have hammed
Future Continuous
I will be hamming
you will be hamming
he/she/it will be hamming
we will be hamming
you will be hamming
they will be hamming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hamming
you have been hamming
he/she/it has been hamming
we have been hamming
you have been hamming
they have been hamming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hamming
you will have been hamming
he/she/it will have been hamming
we will have been hamming
you will have been hamming
they will have been hamming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hamming
you had been hamming
he/she/it had been hamming
we had been hamming
you had been hamming
they had been hamming
Conditional
I would ham
you would ham
he/she/it would ham
we would ham
you would ham
they would ham
Past Conditional
I would have hammed
you would have hammed
he/she/it would have hammed
we would have hammed
you would have hammed
they would have hammed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ham - meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)ham - meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
cut of pork - cut of meat from a hog or pig
Virginia ham - a lean hickory-smoked ham; has dark red meat
prosciutto - Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin
2.Ham - (Old Testament) son of Noah
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
3.ham - a licensed amateur radio operator
radio operator - someone who operates a radio transmitter
4.ham - an unskilled actor who overacts
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
Verb1.ham - exaggerate one's acting
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
Translations
šunka
skinke
kinkkupaistipolvitaiveradioamatööri
šunka
sonka
skinka
ハム
šķiņķis
hamhespknieboog
şuncă
šunka
skinka
ต้นขาหลังของหมู
thịt giăm-bông

ham

[hæm]
A. N
1. (Culin) → jamón m
2. hams (Anat) → nalgas fpl
3. (Theat) (also ham actor) → comicastro m, actor m histriónico (also ham actress) → actriz f histriónica
4. (= radio ham) → radioaficionado/a m/f
B. VI (Theat) → actuar de una manera exagerada or melodramática
ham up VT + ADV to ham it upactuar de manera exagerada or melodramática

ham

[ˈhæm]
n
(= food) → jambon m Parma ham
(also radio ham) → radioamateur m
(also ham actor) → cabotin(e) m/f
modif
[salad, pizza] → au jambon
ham sandwich → sandwich m au jambon
(RADIO) (= amateur) [radio] → amateur ham radio operator
ham up
vt [+ part, speech] → exagérer
to ham it up (gen)en rajouter; [actor] → surjouerham acting ncabotinage m

ham

n
(Cook) → Schinken m; ham sandwichSchinkenbrot nt
(Anat) hams(hintere) Oberschenkel pl; (of animal)(Hinter)keulen pl; to squat on one’s hamshocken, in der Hocke sitzen
(Theat) → Schmierenkomödiant(in) m(f)
(Rad inf) → Funkamateur(in) m(f)
adj attr actingübertrieben, zu dick aufgetragen; ham actorSchmierenkomödiant(in) m(f)

ham

[hæm] n
a. (Culin) → prosciutto
ham and eggs → uova fpl al prosciutto
b. (fam) (radio ham) → radioamatore/trice; (ham actor) → gigione/a
ham up vt + adv to ham it up (fam) → fare l'esagerato/a

ham

(hӕm) noun
the top of the back leg of a pig, salted and dried.
ˌham-ˈfisted adjective
clumsy. He can't tie a knot in that rope – he's too ham-fisted.

ham

لـَحْم فَخِذ الـخَنْزير šunka skinke Schinken ζαμπόν jamón kinkku jambon šunka prosciutto ハム ham skinke szynka presunto ветчина skinka ต้นขาหลังของหมู jambon thịt giăm-bông 火腿

ham

1. n. corva de la pierna, región poplítea detrás de la rodilla;
2. jamón.

ham

n jamón m
References in classic literature ?
A little way off we discovered him also, hammed in a forked root.