Definition of


  1. (noun, person) (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
  2. (noun, person) Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)
  3. (noun, artifact) street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

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Alternate forms of Adam

Hypernyms: mdma, methylenedioxymethamphetamine

Origin of the word Adam

  1. Biblical name of the first man, from Heb. adam "man," lit. "(the one formed from the) ground" (Heb. adamah "ground"); cf. L. homo "man," humanus "human," humus "earth, ground, soil." Adam's apple (1755) perhaps is an inexact translation of Heb. tappuah haadam, lit. "man's swelling," from ha-adam "the man" + tappuahmore

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