- Ralph Adams,1863–1942, U.S. architect and writer.
- (tr) to force (people, material, etc) into (a room, container, etc) with more than it can hold; stuff
- to eat or cause to eat more than necessary
- informal to study or cause to study (facts, etc), esp for an examination, by hastily memorizing
- the act or condition of cramming
- a crush
Word Origin for cram
- Steve. born 1960, English middle-distance runner: European 1500 m champion (1981, 1986); world 1500 m champion (1983)
Old English crammian "press something into something else," from Proto-Germanic *kram-/*krem- (cf. Old High German krimman "to press, pinch," Old Norse kremja "to squeeze, pinch"), from PIE root *ger- "to gather" (cf. Sanskrit gramah "heap, troop," Old Church Slavonic gramota "heap," Latin gremium "bosom, lap"). Meaning "study intensely for an exam" originally was British student slang first recorded 1803. Related: Crammed; cramming.