HyperDic: ham

English > 5 senses of the word ham / Ham:
NOUNfoodham, jambon, gammonmeat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
person Ham(Old Testament) son of Noah
person hama licensed amateur radio operator
person ham, ham actoran unskilled actor who overacts
VERBcreationham, overact, ham it up, overplayexaggerate one's acting
ham / Ham > pronunciation
Soundshhae'm
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > ham: 5 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningmeat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
Synonymsjambon, gammon
NarrowerVirginia hamA lean hickory-smoked ham
prosciuttoItalian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin
Broadercut of porkcut of meat from a hog or pig
Spanishcorva, jambon, jamón, pernil
Catalancuixot, jambon, pernil
English > Ham: 5 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(Old Testament) son of Noah.
CategoryOld TestamentThe collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
Instance ofman, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
SpanishCam, Châm, Ham
English > ham: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA licensed amateur radio operator.
Broaderradio operatorsomeone who operates a radio transmitter
Spanishradioaficionado
English > ham: 5 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningAn unskilled actor who overacts.
Synonymham actor
Broaderactor, histrion, player, thespian, role playerA theatrical performer
Spanishactor aficionado, aficionado
Adjectiveshammyaffectedly dramatic
Verbshamexaggerate one's acting
English > ham: 5 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningexaggerate one's acting.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsoveract, ham it up, overplay
Categorydramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatreThe art of writing and producing plays
Broaderact, play, roleplay, playactPerform on a stage or theater
Oppositeunderact, underplayAct (a role) with great restraint
Spanishsobreactuar
Nounshaman unskilled actor who overacts
hammingpoor acting by a ham actor

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