Definition of Ham

1. Noun. Meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked).

Exact synonyms: Gammon, Jambon
Generic synonyms: Cut Of Pork
Specialized synonyms: Virginia Ham, Prosciutto

2. Verb. Exaggerate one's acting.
Exact synonyms: Ham It Up, Overact, Overplay
Category relationships: Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Generic synonyms: Act, Play, Playact, Roleplay
Derivative terms: Hamming, Overacting
Antonyms: Underact

3. Noun. (Old Testament) son of Noah.
Category relationships: Old Testament
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man

4. Noun. A licensed amateur radio operator.
Generic synonyms: Radio Operator

5. Noun. An unskilled actor who overacts.
Exact synonyms: Ham Actor
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Derivative terms: Hammy

Definition of Ham

1. n. Home.

2. n. The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.

Definition of Ham

1. Initialism. His Apostolic Majesty, the title given to a number of historical kings of Hungary. ¹

2. Proper noun. (biblical) A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock. ¹

4. Noun. (countable) The thigh and buttock of any animal slaughtered for meat. ¹

5. Noun. The thigh of a hog cured for food. ¹

6. Noun. The back of the thigh. ¹

7. Noun. (internet informal) electronic mail that is wanted; mail that is not spam, or junk mail ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) (archaic spelling of home) ¹

9. Noun. An overacting or amateurish performer; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style. ¹

10. Noun. An amateur radio operator. ¹

11. Verb. To overact; to act with exaggerated emotions. ¹

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Definition of Ham

1. to overact [v HAMMED, HAMMING, HAMS] - See also: overact

Medical Definition of Ham

1. 1. 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 ham." (Shak) Origin: AS. Ham; akin to D. Ham, dial. G. Hamme, OHG. Hamma. Perh. Named from the bend at the ham, and akin to E. Chamber. Cf. Gammon ham. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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