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3 letters words from 'cam'

CAM 7MAC 7

2 letters words from 'cam'

AM 4MA 4

All 3 letters words made out of cam

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Definitions and meaning of cam

cam

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kæm]
  • Rhymes: -æm

Etymology 1

Recorded since the 16th century, from Dutch kam (cog of a wheel; originally, comb) (cognate with English comb, and preserved in modern Dutch compounds such as kamrad, kamwiel (cog wheel))

Noun

cam (plural cams)

  1. A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  2. A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
  3. (Britain, dialect) A ridge or mound of earth.
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  4. (rock climbing) A camming device, a spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
Derived terms
Translations

See also

  • cam on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading

  • climbing cam

Etymology 2

Clipping of camera, from the first part of Latin camera obscura (dark chamber), itself from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamára, vaulted chamber), from Proto-Indo-European *kam- (to arch)

Noun

cam (plural cams)

  1. (informal) Camera.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

cam (third-person singular simple present cams, present participle camming, simple past and past participle cammed)

  1. To go on webcam with someone.

Etymology 3

Adverb

cam (comparative more cam, superlative most cam)

  1. Alternative form of kam

Further reading

  • cam in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • ACM, AMC, C.M.A., CMA, MAC, MCA, Mac, Mac., mac

Acholi

Noun

cam

  1. food

Caló

Etymology

Inherited from Romani kham.

Noun

cam m

  1. (astronomy) sun
    Synonym: ocán

References

  • “cam” in J. Tineo Rebolledo, A Chipicalli (La Llengua Gitana), Granada: Gómez de la Cruz, 1900, →OCLC, page 26.
  • “cam” in Francisco Quindalé, Diccionario gitano, Madrid: Oficina Tipográfica del Hospicio.
  • “cam” in Vocabulario : Caló - Español, Portal del Flamenco y Universidad.

French

Etymology

From English cam, a shortening of camera.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kam/

Noun

cam f (plural cams)

  1. cam (device for filming)

Noun

cam m (uncountable)

  1. (military, nautical) contre-amiral (rear admiral (RAdm))

Alternative forms

  • (contre-amiral): CAm

Anagrams

  • AMC

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambos. The sense ‘bent, gay’ is a semantic loan from English bent.

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /kaumˠ/
  • (Galway) IPA(key): /kɑːmˠ/
  • (Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): /kamˠ/

Adjective

cam (genitive singular masculine caim, genitive singular feminine caime, plural cama, comparative caime)

  1. crooked
  2. (offensive) bent (homosexual)
    Synonym: lúbtha

Declension

Mutation


Kurdish

Etymology

Related to Persian جام(jâm).

Noun

cam f

  1. glass

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambos.

Adjective

cam (plural cammey)

  1. crooked
  2. deformed
  3. deceitful
  4. (of wood) knotty

Verb

cam (verbal noun cammey, past participle cammit)

  1. bow, distort, hook (as finger), crank (of object)

Mutation


Old Irish

Adjective

cam

  1. Alternative spelling of camm

Declension

Mutation


Romanian

Etymology

From Latin quam, or more likely from camai, from Latin quam magis.

Adverb

cam

  1. approximately, a little
  2. rather

Related terms

  • ca

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaːm/, /kʰaum/

Adjective

cam

  1. crooked, askew

Declension

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Comparative/superlative: caime

Mutation


Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from Persian جام(jâm).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒam/

Noun

cam (definite accusative camı, plural camlar)

  1. glass

Vietnamese

Etymology

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“orange”).

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [kaːm˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [kaːm˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [kaːm˧˧]

Noun

(classifier cây, trái, quả) cam

  1. orange
  2. Short for cam sành (Citrus reticulata × sinensis).

See also

Adjective

cam

  1. made of oranges
  2. (màu ~) of the colour orange

See also


Welsh

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *kanksman, *kanxsman, from *kengeti.

Noun

cam m (plural camau)

  1. step, pace, footstep
  2. footfall (sound made by a footstep)
  3. footprint
  4. step (of a process), stage, phase
Derived terms
  • cam a cham (step by step)
  • camu (to step)

Etymology 2

From Proto-Celtic *kambos, from Proto-Indo-European *kam- (to arch), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kambo- (crooked). Compare Old Irish camm.

Adjective

cam (feminine singular cam, plural ceimion, equative camed, comparative camach, superlative camaf)

  1. bent, crooked, distorted
  2. wrong, false, incorrect
  3. wrong, unjust
Derived terms
  • ar gam (unjustly, wrongly)
  • camu (to bend, to distort)
  • camgymeriad (mistake)

Noun

cam m (plural camau)

  1. wrong, misdeed

Etymology 3

Borrowed from English cam.

Noun

cam m (plural camau)

  1. cam

Mutation

References


Zhuang

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *c.raːmᴬ (to ask). Cognate with Thai ถาม (tǎam), Northern Thai ᨳᩣ᩠ᨾ, Lao ຖາມ (thām), ᦏᦱᧄ (ṫhaam), Shan ထၢမ် (thǎam), Ahom 𑜌𑜪 (tham), 𑜌𑜉𑜫 (tham) or 𑜌𑜢𑜤𑜉𑜫 (thuem), Saek ถ่าม.

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ɕaːm˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: cam1
  • Hyphenation: cam

Verb

cam (old orthography cam)

  1. to ask (to request an answer)
  2. to inquire; to ask
  3. to ask for instructions

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to whiten with camstone.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)