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Adam US English

(In the biblical and Koranic traditions) the first man. According to the Book of Genesis, Adam was created by God as the progenitor of the human race and lived with Eve in the Garden of Eden

not know someone from Adam in Adam US English

Not know or be completely unable to recognize the person in question

not know someone from Adam US English

Not know or be completely unable to recognize the person in question

Adam, Robert US English

(1728–92), Scottish architect and furniture designer. With his brother James (1730–94), he was influential in the change from the prevailing Palladian fashion to a neoclassical style

second Adam US English

(In Christian thought) Jesus Christ

Smith, Adam US English

(1723–90), Scottish economist and philosopher. Often regarded as the founder of modern economics, he advocated minimal state interference in economic matters and discredited mercantilism. His works include Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)

Adam's ale US English

Water

Sedgwick, Adam US English

(1785–1873), English geologist. He specialized in the fossil record of rocks from North Wales, assigning the oldest of these to a period that he named the Cambrian

Adam's apple US English

The projection at the front of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, often prominent in men

Adam's Peak US English

A mountain in south central Sri Lanka, rising to 7,360 feet (2,243 m). It is regarded as sacred by Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims

Adam's Bridge US English

A line of shoals lying between northwestern Sri Lanka and the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu in India. It separates the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar

Adam's needle US English

A frost-hardy yucca native to the eastern US, with long leaves that are edged with white threads

Powell, Adam Clayton US English

Jr. (1908–72), US clergyman and politician. A Democrat, he was a member of the US House of Representatives from New York 1945–67, 1969–71 and wrote over 60 pieces of social legislation

Adam's needle-and-thread in Adam's needle US English

A frost-hardy yucca native to the eastern US, with long leaves that are edged with white threads

Adam English-Spanish

Adán

Adam's apple in Adam English-Spanish

nuez f (de Adán)