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HAM (hammed, hamming)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Ham mean? 

HAM (noun)
  The noun HAM has 4 senses:

1. meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
2. (Old Testament) son of Noah
3. a licensed amateur radio operator
4. an unskilled actor who overacts

  Familiarity information: HAM used as a noun is uncommon.


HAM (verb)
  The verb HAM has 1 sense:

1. exaggerate one's acting

  Familiarity information: HAM used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAM (noun)


Sense 1ham [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

gammon; ham; jambon

Hypernyms ("ham" is a kind of...):

cut of pork (piece of pork)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ham"):

Virginia ham (a lean hickory-smoked ham; has dark red meat)

prosciuto (Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin)


Sense 2Ham [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Old Testament) son of Noah

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

Domain category:

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)


Sense 3ham [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A licensed amateur radio operator

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("ham" is a kind of...):

radio operator (someone who operates a radio transmitter)


Sense 4ham [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unskilled actor who overacts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

ham actor; ham

Hypernyms ("ham" is a kind of...):

actor; histrion; player; role player; thespian (a theatrical performer)


HAM (verb)


Sense 1ham [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exaggerate one's acting

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

ham; ham it up; overact; overplay

Hypernyms (to "ham" is one way to...):

act; play; playact; roleplay (perform on a stage or theater)

Domain category:

dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater; theatre (the art of writing and producing plays)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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