Definitions for: Adam


[n] a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States
[n] (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
[n] Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: ecstasy, MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, Robert Adam, X

See Also: adult male, architect, designer, man, stimulant, stimulant drug

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