Dictionary.com

Assam

[ as-sam ]
/ æsˈsæm /
Save This Word!

noun
a state in NE India. 30,285 sq. mi. (78,438 sq. km). Capital: Dispur.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use Assam in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Assam (1 of 2)

assam
/ (ˈæsæm, Malay ˈasam) /

noun
(in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind

Word Origin for assam

from Malay asam sour

British Dictionary definitions for Assam (2 of 2)

Assam
/ (æˈsæm) /

noun
a state of NE India, situated in the central Brahmaputra valley: tropical forest, with the heaviest rainfall in the world; produces large quantities of tea. Capital: Dispur. Pop: 26 638 407 (2001 est). Area: 78 438 sq km (30 673 sq miles)
a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK