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Meaning of CLAM

Pronunciation:  klam

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud
  2. [n]  flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
  3. [n]  (United States) a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  4. [v]  gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

CLAM is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: buck, dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill
 See Also: bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, bivalve, clam, clam, collect, Federal Reserve note, garner, gather, geoduck, giant clam, government note, greenback, hard-shell clam, hard-shell clam, jackknife clam, knife-handle, lamellibranch, long-neck clam, long-neck clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, Mya arenaria, note, pelecypod, pull together, quahaug, quahaug, quahog, quahog, razor clam, round clam, round clam, shellfish, shipworm, soft-shell clam, soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer, steamer clam, steamer clam, teredinid, Tridacna gigas, Venus mercenaria



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clam\, n. [Cf. {Clamp}, {Clam}, v. t., {Clammy}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially
       those that are edible; as, the long clam ({Mya arenaria}),
       the quahog or round clam ({Venus mercenaria}), the sea
       clam or hen clam ({Spisula solidissima}), and other
       species of the United States. The name is said to have
       been given originally to the {Tridacna gigas}, a huge East
       Indian bivalve.
             You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or
             cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes,
             or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure. --Capt. John
                                                   Smith (1616).
             Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a
             coclke; it lieth under the sand.      --Wood (1634).
    2. (Ship Carp.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
    3. pl. (Mech.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
    {Blood clam}. See under {Blood}.
  2. \Clam\ (cl[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clammed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Clamming}.] [Cf. AS. cl[ae]man to clam, smear; akin
    to Icel. kleima to smear, OHG. kleimjan, chleimen, to defile,
    or E. clammy.]
    To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
          A swarm of wasps got into a honey pot, and there they
          cloyed and clammed Themselves till there was no getting
          out again.                               --L'Estrange.
  3. \Clam\, v. i.
    To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere. [R.] --Dryden
  4. \Clam\, n.
    Claminess; moisture. [R.] ``The clam of death.'' --Carlyle.
  5. \Clam\, n. [Abbrev. fr. clamor.]
    A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime
    at once. --Nares.
  6. \Clam\, v. t. & i.
    To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to
    clang. --Nares.
Computing Dictionary

A system for symbolic mathematics, especially General Relativity. It was first implemented in atlas assembly language and later lisp.

See also alam.

["CLAM Programmer's Manual", Ray d'Inverno & Russell-Clark, King's College London, 1971].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a closed clam in your dream, suggests that you are emotionally cold. You may be shutting others out and not letting them in on your problems and what you are feeling.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: angle, bait the hook, blue point, bob, Chilopoda, Chordata, coquillage, crab, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, dap, dib, dibble, drive, Dungeness crab, Echiuroidea, Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, fish, fly-fish, gig, go fishing, grig, guddle, jack, jacklight, Japanese crab, jig, Laconian, laconic, langouste, limpet, littleneck clam, lobster, Monoplacophora, mussel, Nemertinea, net, oyster, periwinkle, Phoronidea, prawn, quahog, scallop, seine, shellfish, shrimp, snail, soft-shell crab, Spartan, spin, steamer, still-fish, torch, trawl, troll, whale, whelk