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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ad·am /ˈædəm/
 亞當

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Adam
      n 1: (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man
           and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human
           race
      2: Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in
         England and Scotland (1728-1792) [syn: Robert Adam]
      3: street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: ecstasy,
          XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Adam
    red, a Babylonian word, the generic name for man, having the
    same meaning in the Hebrew and the Assyrian languages. It was
    the name given to the first man, whose creation, fall, and
    subsequent history and that of his descendants are detailed in
    the first book of Moses (Gen. 1:27-ch. 5). "God created man
    [Heb., Adam] in his own image, in the image of God created he
    him; male and female created he them."
      Adam was absolutely the first man whom God created. He was
    formed out of the dust of the earth (and hence his name), and
    God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and gave him
    dominion over all the lower creatures (Gen. 1:26; 2:7). He was
    placed after his creation in the Garden of Eden, to cultivate
    it, and to enjoy its fruits under this one prohibition: "Of the
    tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it;
    for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
      The first recorded act of Adam was his giving names to the
    beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, which God brought
    to him for this end. Thereafter the Lord caused a deep sleep to
    fall upon him, and while in an unconscious state took one of his
    ribs, and closed up his flesh again; and of this rib he made a
    woman, whom he presented to him when he awoke. Adam received her
    as his wife, and said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh
    of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken
    out of Man." He called her Eve, because she was the mother of
    all living.
      Being induced by the tempter in the form of a serpent to eat
    the forbidden fruit, Eve persuaded Adam, and he also did eat.
    Thus man fell, and brought upon himself and his posterity all
    the sad consequences of his transgression. The narrative of the
    Fall comprehends in it the great promise of a Deliverer (Gen.
    3:15), the "first gospel" message to man. They were expelled
    from Eden, and at the east of the garden God placed a flame,
    which turned every way, to prevent access to the tree of life
    (Gen. 3). How long they were in Paradise is matter of mere
    conjecture.
      Shortly after their expulsion Eve brought forth her
    first-born, and called him Cain. Although we have the names of
    only three of Adam's sons, viz., Cain, Abel, and Seth, yet it is
    obvious that he had several sons and daughters (Gen. 5:4). He
    died aged 930 years.
      Adam and Eve were the progenitors of the whole human race.
    Evidences of varied kinds are abundant in proving the unity of
    the human race. The investigations of science, altogether
    independent of historical evidence, lead to the conclusion that
    God "hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on
    all the face of the earth" (Acts 17:26. Comp. Rom. 5:12-12; 1
    Cor. 15:22-49).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Adam, earthy; red