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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adam  \Ad"am\,  n. 
  1.  The  name  given  in  the  Bible  to  the  first  man,  the 
  progenitor  of  the  human  race. 
 
  2.  (As  a  symbol)  ``Original  sin;''  human  frailty. 
 
  And  whipped  the  offending  Adam  out  of  him  --Shak. 
 
  {Adam's  ale},  water.  [Coll.] 
 
  {Adam's  apple}. 
 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  species  of  banana  ({Musa  paradisiaca}).  It  attains  a 
  height  of  twenty  feet  or  more  --Paxton. 
  b  A  species  of  lime  ({Citris  limetta}). 
 
  2.  The  projection  formed  by  the  thyroid  cartilage  in  the 
  neck.  It  is  particularly  prominent  in  males,  and  is  so 
  called  from  a  notion  that  it  was  caused  by  the  forbidden 
  fruit  (an  apple)  sticking  in  the  throat  of  our  first 
  parent. 
 
  {Adam's  flannel}  (Bot.),  the  mullein  ({Verbascum  thapsus}). 
 
 
  {Adam's  needle}  (Bot.),  the  popular  name  of  a  genus  ({Yucca}) 
  of  liliaceous  plants. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Adam 
  n  1:  (Old  Testament)  in  Judeo-Christian  mythology;  the  first  man 
  and  progenitor  of  the  human  race  [syn:  {Adam}] 
  2:  a  drug  designed  to  have  the  effects  of  amphetamines  but  to 
  avoid  the  drug  laws  [syn:  {methylenedioxymethamphetamine}, 
  {MDMA},  {Adam},  {ecstasy}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ADAM 
 
  {A  Data  Management  system} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Adam 
  red,  a  Babylonian  word  the  generic  name  for  man,  having  the 
  same  meaning  in  the  Hebrew  and  the  Assyrian  languages.  It  was 
  the  name  given  to  the  first  man,  whose  creation,  fall,  and 
  subsequent  history  and  that  of  his  descendants  are  detailed  in 
  the  first  book  of  Moses  (Gen.  1:27-ch.  5).  "God  created  man 
  [Heb.,  Adam]  in  his  own  image,  in  the  image  of  God  created  he 
  him  male  and  female  created  he  them." 
 
  Adam  was  absolutely  the  first  man  whom  God  created.  He  was 
  formed  out  of  the  dust  of  the  earth  (and  hence  his  name),  and 
  God  breathed  into  his  nostrils  the  breath  of  life,  and  gave  him 
  dominion  over  all  the  lower  creatures  (Gen.  1:26;  2:7).  He  was 
  placed  after  his  creation  in  the  Garden  of  Eden,  to  cultivate 
  it  and  to  enjoy  its  fruits  under  this  one  prohibition:  "Of  the 
  tree  of  the  knowledge  of  good  and  evil  thou  shalt  not  eat  of  it 
  for  in  the  day  that  thou  eatest  thereof  thou  shalt  surely  die." 
 
  The  first  recorded  act  of  Adam  was  his  giving  names  to  the 
  beasts  of  the  field  and  the  fowls  of  the  air,  which  God  brought 
  to  him  for  this  end  Thereafter  the  Lord  caused  a  deep  sleep  to 
  fall  upon  him  and  while  in  an  unconscious  state  took  one  of  his 
  ribs,  and  closed  up  his  flesh  again  and  of  this  rib  he  made  a 
  woman,  whom  he  presented  to  him  when  he  awoke.  Adam  received  her 
  as  his  wife,  and  said  "This  is  now  bone  of  my  bones,  and  flesh 
  of  my  flesh:  she  shall  be  called  Woman,  because  she  was  taken 
  out  of  Man."  He  called  her  Eve,  because  she  was  the  mother  of 
  all  living. 
 
  Being  induced  by  the  tempter  in  the  form  of  a  serpent  to  eat 
  the  forbidden  fruit,  Eve  persuaded  Adam,  and  he  also  did  eat. 
  Thus  man  fell,  and  brought  upon  himself  and  his  posterity  all 
  the  sad  consequences  of  his  transgression.  The  narrative  of  the 
  Fall  comprehends  in  it  the  great  promise  of  a  Deliverer  (Gen. 
  3:15),  the  "first  gospel"  message  to  man.  They  were  expelled 
  from  Eden,  and  at  the  east  of  the  garden  God  placed  a  flame, 
  which  turned  every  way  to  prevent  access  to  the  tree  of  life 
  (Gen.  3).  How  long  they  were  in  Paradise  is  matter  of  mere 
  conjecture. 
 
  Shortly  after  their  expulsion  Eve  brought  forth  her 
  first-born,  and  called  him  Cain.  Although  we  have  the  names  of 
  only  three  of  Adam's  sons,  viz.,  Cain,  Abel,  and  Seth,  yet  it  is 
  obvious  that  he  had  several  sons  and  daughters  (Gen.  5:4).  He 
  died  aged  930  years. 
 
  Adam  and  Eve  were  the  progenitors  of  the  whole  human  race. 
  Evidences  of  varied  kinds  are  abundant  in  proving  the  unity  of 
  the  human  race.  The  investigations  of  science,  altogether 
  independent  of  historical  evidence,  lead  to  the  conclusion  that 
  God  "hath  made  of  one  blood  all  nations  of  men  for  to  dwell  on 
  all  the  face  of  the  earth"  (Acts  17:26.  Comp.  Rom.  5:12-12;  1 
  Cor.  15:22-49). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Adam,  earthy;  red 
 




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