Definition of Clam

1. Noun. Burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness.




2. Verb. Gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean. "In the summer they like to go out and clam"
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together

3. Noun. A piece of paper money worth one dollar.

4. Noun. Flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams.

Definition of Clam

1. n. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.

2. v. t. To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.

3. v. i. To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.

4. n. Claminess; moisture.

5. n. A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.

6. v. t. & i. To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.

Definition of Clam

1. Noun. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (''Mya arenaria''), the quahog or round clam (''Venus mercenaria''), the sea clam or hen clam (''Spisula solidissima''), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the ''Tridacna gigas'', a huge East Indian bivalve. ¹

2. Noun. Strong pincers or forceps. ¹

3. Noun. A kind of vise, usually of wood. ¹

4. Noun. (US slang) A dollar (usually used in the plural). Possibly originating from the term wampum. ¹

5. Noun. (slang derogatory) A Scientologist. ¹

6. Verb. To dig for clams. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clam

1. to dig for clams (bivalve mollusks) [v CLAMMED, CLAMMING, CLAMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clam

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clairaudiently
claircognizance
clairgustance
clairin
clairite
clairon
clairsentience
clairsentient
clairty
clairvoyance
clairvoyances
clairvoyant
clairvoyantly
clairvoyants
clam (current term)
clam bake
clam chowder
clam chowders
clam dip
clam shack
clam shacks
clam shrimp
clam shrimps
clam up
clam worm
clam worms
clamancy
clamant
clamantly

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