(noun, verb)


1. preserve of crushed fruit

Definition categories: food, conserve, conserves, preserve, preserves

2. informal terms for a difficult situation

Similar word(s): fix, hole, mess, muddle, pickle

Definition categories: state, difficulty

3. a dense crowd of people

Similar word(s): crush, press

Definition categories: group, crowd

4. deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems

Similar word(s): jamming

Definition categories: act

Sentences with jam as a noun:

- I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?

- A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.

- a jam of logs in a river

- He's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.

- Toughie scored four points in that jam.

- I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.

- He's got more jam than Waitrose.


1. press tightly together or cram

Similar word(s): mob, pack, pile, throng

Definition categories: motion, crowd

2. push down forcibly

- The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor

Definition categories: motion, force, push

3. crush or bruise

- jam a toe

Similar word(s): crush

Definition categories: contact, bruise, contuse

4. interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

- Jam the Voice of America

Similar word(s): block

Definition categories: communication, disrupt, interrupt

5. get stuck and immobilized

- the mechanism jammed

Definition categories: contact, malfunction, misfunction

6. crowd or pack to capacity

- the theater was jampacked

Similar word(s): cram, jampack, ram, wad

Definition categories: contact, stuff

7. block passage through

Similar word(s): block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition categories: contact, hinder, impede

Sentences with jam as a verb:

- My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.

- Her poor little baby toe got jammed in the door.

- I jammed the top knuckle of my ring finger.

- They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.

- The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.

- A single accident can jam the roads for hours.

- Jones was jammed by the pitch.

- When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.

- Toughie jammed four times in the second period.