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 for Adam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adam \Ad"am\, n.
     1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the
        progenitor of the human race.
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     2. (As a symbol) "Original sin;" human frailty.
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              And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak.
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     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 flannel (Bot.), the mullein ({Verbascum thapsus).
        
  
     Adam's+needle+(Bot.),+the+popular+name+of+a+genus+({Yucca">Adam's needle (Bot.), the popular name of a genus ({Yucca)
        of liliaceous plants.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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: Adam, Robert Adam]
      3: street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: Adam,
         ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug
         drug]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  ADAM
  
     A Data Management system
  

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
  

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