Ham n. Home. [North of Eng.]
1. Anat. The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
2. The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking.
A plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams. --Shak.
n 1: meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked) [syn: jambon,
2: (Old Testament) son of Noah
3: a licensed amateur radio operator
4: an unskilled actor who overacts [syn: ham actor]
v : exaggerate one's acting [syn: overact, ham it up, overplay]
[also: hamming, hammed]
warm, hot, and hence the south; also an Egyptian word meaning
"black", the youngest son of Noah (Gen. 5:32; comp. 9:22,24).
The curse pronounced by Noah against Ham, properly against
Canaan his fourth son, was accomplished when the Jews
subsequently exterminated the Canaanites.
One of the most important facts recorded in Gen. 10 is the
foundation of the earliest monarchy in Babylonia by Nimrod the
grandson of Ham (6, 8, 10). The primitive Babylonian empire was
thus Hamitic, and of a cognate race with the primitive
inhabitants of Arabia and of Ethiopia. (See ACCAD.)
The race of Ham were the most energetic of all the descendants
of Noah in the early times of the post-diluvian world.
Ham, hot; heat; brown