What is jam?

  • (verb): Push down forcibly.
    Example: "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on jam, jams:

Live At La Paloma - Track Listing
... "La Paloma Jam-Electro Jam" California, Cassidy, Monahan 408 13 ... "Jamaica Jam" 216 15 ... "Super La Paloma Jam" California, Cassidy, Monahan 1132 16 ...
Fruit Preserves - Regional Terminology
... The term 'preserves' is usually interchangeable with 'jam' ... The terms 'jam' and 'jelly' are used in different parts of the English-speaking world in different ways ... In the United States, both jam and jelly are often referred to as 'jelly' ...
Fruit Preserves - Production
... In general, jam is produced by taking mashed or chopped fruit or vegetable pulp and boiling it with sugar and water ... acid and the pectin in the fruit react with the sugar, and the jam will set on cooling ... Commercially produced jams are usually produced using one of two methods ...
Jam Tomorrow
... Jam tomorrow or (older spelling) jam to-morrow is an expression for a never-fulfilled promise ... In the book The White Queen offers Alice "jam every other day" as an inducement to work for her "I'm sure I'll take you with pleasure!" the Queen said ... Two pence a week, and jam every other day." Alice couldn't help laughing, as she said, "I don't want you to hire ME – and I don't care for jam." "It's very good jam," said ...
Fruit Preserves - Legal Definitions - European Union Directives On Jam
... In the European Union, the jam directive (Council Directive 79/693/EEC, 24 July 1979) set minimum standards for the amount of "fruit" in jam, but the ... cucumbers, and pumpkins fruits that are not normally made into jams and vegetables that are sometimes made into jams, such as rhubarb (the edible part of the stalks), carrots ... Council Directive 2001/113/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut purée intended for human consumption ...

More definitions of "jam":

  • (noun): Deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems.
    Synonyms: jamming, electronic jamming
  • (noun): Preserve of crushed fruit.
  • (verb): Get stuck and immobilized.
    Example: "The mechanism jammed"
  • (noun): A dense crowd of people.
    Synonyms: crush, press
  • (verb): Crush or bruise.
    Example: "Jam a toe"
    Synonyms: crush
  • (verb): Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals.
    Example: "Jam the Voice of America"
    Synonyms: block

Famous quotes containing the word jam:

    The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    If you hadn’t been in such a hurry to cremate me, I wouldn’t be in the jam I’m in now.
    Seton I. Miller (1902–1974)

    We fight our way through the massed and leveled collective safe taste of the Top 40, just looking for a little something we can call our own. But when we find it and jam the radio to hear it again it isn’t just ours—it is a link to thousands of others who are sharing it with us. As a matter of a single song this might mean very little; as culture, as a way of life, you can’t beat it.
    Greil Marcus (b. 1945)