Meaning of “Adam” in the English Dictionary

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"Adam" in British English

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Adamnoun

uk /ˈæd.əm/ us /ˈæd.əm/

Examples from literature

  • And perhaps this is that doom which Adam fell into of knowing good and evil, that is to say of knowing good by evil. 
  • Are our calamities lessened for not being ascribed to Adam? 
  • The roses your life-mate brings home to you, have the same fragrance as the roses Adam brought to Eve, if he thought of it. 
  • This sentence of death passed upon Adam had an indirect effect upon his offspring. 
  • We shall never get to the end if you go back to Adam and Eve. 

(Definition of “Adam” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)