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Sam

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/ sæm /
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noun

a male given name, form of Samuel.
a female given name, form of Samantha.

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Definition for Sam (2 of 5)

SAM1
[ sam ]
/ sæm /

noun

surface-to-air missile.
Space Available Mail: a special air service for sending parcels weighing up to 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) to overseas members of the armed forces: only the regular parcel post rate to the U.S. port of shipment is charged.
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Definition for Sam (4 of 5)

Sam.

abbreviation Bible.

Samuel.

Definition for Sam (5 of 5)

S. Am.

abbreviation

South America.
South American.
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British Dictionary definitions for Sam (1 of 4)

sam
/ (sæm) /

verb sams, samming or sammed (tr)

sam hold of Northern English dialect to collect; gather up

British Dictionary definitions for Sam (2 of 4)

SAM
/ (sæm) /

n acronym for

surface-to-air missile

British Dictionary definitions for Sam (3 of 4)

Sam.
/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Samuel

British Dictionary definitions for Sam (4 of 4)

S.Am.

abbreviation for

South America(n)
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