Sam

[ sam ]
/ sæm /

noun

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

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SAM

[ sam ]
/ sæm /

noun

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

Compare PAL.

Definition for sam (4 of 7)

Sam.

Bible.


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Peckinpah

[ pek-uh n-paw ]
/ ˈpɛk ənˌpɔ /

noun

David SamuelSam, 1925–84, U.S. film director and screenwriter.

Definition for sam (6 of 7)

Walton

[ wawl-tn ]
/ ˈwɔl tn /

noun

Ernest Thomas Sin·ton [sin-tn] /ˈsɪn tn/, 1903–95, Irish physicist: Nobel prize 1951.
I·zaak [ahy-zuh k] /ˈaɪ zək/, 1593–1683, English writer.
Samuel MooreSam, 1918–92, U.S. business executive and founder of Wal-Mart Stores.
Sir William (Turner),1902–83, English composer.

Related forms

Wal·to·ni·an [wawl-toh-nee-uh n] /wɔlˈtoʊ ni ən/, noun, adjective

Definition for sam (7 of 7)

Ervin

[ ur-vin ]
/ ˈɜr vɪn /

noun

Samuel James, Jr.Sam, 1896–1985, U.S. jurist and politician: senator 1954–74.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for sam (1 of 5)

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 5)

SAM

/ (sæm) /

n acronym for

surface-to-air missile

British Dictionary definitions for sam (3 of 5)

Peckinpah

/ (ˈpɛkɪnˌpɑː) /

noun

Sam (uel David). 1926–84, US film director, esp of Westerns, such as The Wild Bunch (1969). Among his other films are Straw Dogs (1971), Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), and Cross of Iron (1977)

British Dictionary definitions for sam (4 of 5)

Sam.

/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Samuel

British Dictionary definitions for sam (5 of 5)

Walton

/ (ˈwɔːltən) /

noun

Ernest Thomas Sinton. 1903–95, Irish physicist. He succeeded in producing the first artificial transmutation of an atomic nucleus (1932) with Sir John Cockcroft, with whom he shared the Nobel prize for physics 1951
Izaak (ˈaɪzək). 1593–1683, English writer, best known for The Compleat Angler (1653; enlarged 1676)
Sir William (Turner). 1902–83, English composer. His works include Façade (1923), a setting of satirical verses by Edith Sitwell, the Viola Concerto (1929), and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast (1931)

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Science definitions for sam

Walton

[ wôltən ]
Ernest Thomas Sinton 1903-1995

Irish physicist who, with John Cockcroft, was the first to successfully split an atom using a particle accelerator in 1932. For this work they shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics.

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