• Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Adam street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    • n Adam (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
    • n Adam Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Terrestrial Globe of George Adams, 1782 Terrestrial Globe of George Adams, 1782
John Adams John Adams
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams
Adam and Eve in Paradise before the Fall Adam and Eve in Paradise before the Fall

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there
    • Adam The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.
    • Adam (As a symbol) “Original sin;” human frailty. "And whipped the offending Adam out of him."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1845, inventor Thomas Adams started the world's first chewing gum factory.
    • n Adam The name of the first man, the progenitor of the human race, according to the account of creation in Genesis.
    • n Adam The evil inherent in human nature, regarded as inherited from Adam in consequence of the fall.
    • n Adam A serjeant or bailiff. This sense rests chiefly on the following quotation, and is explained by the commentators as a reference to the fact that the buff worn by the bailiff resembled the native “buff” of our first parent.
    • n Adam A variety of the lime, Citrus medica, with a depression which is fancifully regarded in Italy as the mark of Adam's teeth. See Citrus. A name sometimes given to the plantain, the fruit of Musa paradisiaca.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first president to have a picture taken was John Quincy Adams
    • n Adam ad′am the first man: unregenerate human nature: a gaoler
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  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.”
  • John Milton
    “Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.”
  • Lady Nancy Astor
    Lady Nancy Astor
    “In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.”
  • Mark Twain
    “We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.”


Adam's ale - (dated, humorous) water
Adam's apple - The Adam's apple is a bulge in the throat, mostly seen in men.


In literature:

Adams has shown in the last Congress his scholarly, classical narrow-mindedness.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Clara Adams was in the centre and it was she to whom the others were all looking.
"A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy E. Blanchard
By what means did the Boston leaders, Samuel Adams chief among them, manage to control the Boston workmen?
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
Here, between Westfall's and Wilson's forts, they came upon John Bush and his wife, Jacob Stalnaker and his son Adam.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
ADAMS, HENRY, The Life of Albert Gallatin.
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
Jonathan tried to rise, and Adam motioned for Barnabas Tadd to come and assist in getting him on his feet.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
When Vose Adams made his quarterly visits to Sacramento, he was accompanied by two mules.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
It was at such vacant times that old Adam Vedder's visits were doubly welcome.
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Adams flushes up and starts away, but Eddie pulls him back.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
Mr. Adams begins to be gray, but Warren and Hancock are both young men.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Alva Adams of Colorado.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Adam's first exploit, after he had taken a good look round him, was very marvellous.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
Yes, sin came through Adam, for Adam is the name of the communal mortal mind.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
His knowledge, unlike that of the good Parson Adams, comes from life, not books.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Something in the demeanor of Franklin attracted the attention of a merchant in Boston by the name of Matthew Adams.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Thereupon Adam and Eve saw that the hope and solace centering in their first-born son, were a delusion.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Thus came Kenyon Adams, recorded in the family Bible as the third son of Mary and Amos Adams, into the wilderness of this world.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
The first of that name in Alexandria was James Adam (1755-1798).
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
This was Colonel Marshall Adams.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
In the first Adam we have lost all, but the second Adam has redeemed everything by His death.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody

In poetry:

I am as sad as Jacob,
As lonely as Jonah,
As patient as Job,
As unfortunate as Adam.
"Her Nails" by Edward Powys Mathers
I think not Eve's peacock
Splendid to see,
And I think not Adam's eagle;
But a dove may be.
"Bird Or Beast?" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
The Flesh.
Why this delay, O Adam?
Approach, approach, my heart!
Satiate thy thirst of love!
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 5." by William Cowper
Predestined thus they do retain
That image earliest given,
To Adam, yet unknowing pain,
From heaven.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
The garden of Gethsemane,
The second Adam saw,
Oppressed with woe, to set us free
From the avenging law.
"The Garden" by John Newton
"My busy thoughts at first
On their salvation ran,
Ere sin was born, or Adam's dust
Was fashioned to a man.
"Hymn 92" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Adam's Inn: more group house than B&B, but the rates are good.
Hot Men, Cats, and a Cause The brainchild of Found Animals Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at decreasing animal shelter euthanasia, the 6 Packs/9 Lives calendar was spearheaded by creator of the celebrity-driven No H8 campaign, Adam Bouska.
Courtesy 'Charred & Scruffed' / Grill Master Adam Perry Lang.
Unveiled a special glass today so customers can savor its Samuel Adams brand beer.
ADAM GOLDMAN ANNE FLAHERTY KIMBERLY DOZIER Associated Press Published: November 12, 2012 1:23PM.
The cotton compression undershirt "helps with the love handles and beer belly and man boobs -- or 'moobs,' as we call them," says Maggie Adams, public relations manager for Spanx.
Hosted by Travel Channel's Adam Richman, host of "Man vs Food Nation" and the upcoming weekly series "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America.
With the election of Tony Mellencamp to the Adams County Council, the South Adams School Board will be looking to fill his vacant school board position.
"Adam" (584 x 3'30, M6, shorts) Production/sales: CALT Logline: Cult teen comedy starring Kev Adams.
On the day of the first meeting, a few students wear T-shirts to school saying "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve".
"Adam," of course, would be Adam Lambert, 27, a flamboyant performer from San Diego with a musical theater background.
Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith and Mayor Sam Adams confer following the Adam's budget presentation at City Hall earlier this month.
Os-adams- franking -campaign:In the last two months, US Rep. Sandy Adams of Orlando has shipped voters a pair of sleek, campaign-like mailers that tout her record on gun rights and fiscal responsibility.
John Quincy Adams, IV – Direct grandson descendent of our nations 2nd President, John Adams, and of our 6th President John Quincy Adams.

In science:

In light of recent evidence suggesting a nonzero present-day cosmological constant , Adams, Mbonye, & Laughlin have considered the evolution of black holes in the presence of vacuum energy.
Black Holes Must Die
The conclusions of Adams et al. are based partially upon a calculation by Mallett , who left out the boundary term and therefore did not have Tµν ∝ gµν for Λ = 0.
Black Holes Must Die
Adams, Mbonye, & Laughlin discuss the Gibbons-Hawking correction to the Hawking radiation and state that it is orders of magnitude too small to affect normal black hole evolution, just as we concluded above.
Black Holes Must Die
The conjecture of Adams, Mbonye, and Laughlin is based upon a paper by Mallett which considered black hole evaporation during GUT scale inflation, and in particular his equation 4.8, (which is same as as equation with TVac replaced by TGU T ).
Black Holes Must Die
Since Adams et al. accept that their conjectured process would not occur for Λ = 0, and since shifting the zero point of the potential will shift Λ without changing the VEV, we see no reason that an “extra” accretion of particles should exist for nonzero Λ.
Black Holes Must Die
Adams et al. attribute the unexpected increase in black hole mass in their model to swallowing of virtual particles.
Black Holes Must Die
Adams et al. conjecture that a cosmological constant alters this process in such a way that a thermal bath of particles at temperature (viewed from infinity) of ∼ 30K can go down the hole.
Black Holes Must Die
Micrographs of the glass studied by Zwissler and Adams indicate a structure similar to that of the Voronoi tessellation shown in Fig. 2, indicating that the model is appropriate.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Adams, S. (1992) Følner independence and the amenable Ising model, Ergod.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
Let IP be the collection of all set A ⊂ R for which Adam has a winning strategy in the game G(A).
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
Suppose now that An , n ∈ ω are sets in IP and σn , n ∈ ω are the relevant Adam’s strategies. I must produce a winning strategy for Adam in the game G(Sn An ).
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
Thus for each n ∈ ω , ˙rgen/g = ˙rgen/gn /∈ An , so ˙rgen /∈ Sn An and Adam has won. (cid:3) It is not hard to see that the ideal IP is invariant under forcing isomorphism.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
Since N contains all the reals, the poset P is in N and if N |= σ is a winning strategy for Adam or Eve in a game G(Y ) then that strategy is winning even in V .
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
So if N |= Y ∈ IP then Y ∈ IP because Adam’s winning strategy in N is still winning in V .
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
Thus the proof will be complete if I derive a contradiction from the assumption that Adam has a winning strategy σy in every game G(By ), y ∈ A.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited