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Cam is sometimes a misspelling of came, come or cup.

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Definition of the noun cam

What does cam mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cams

  1. a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: rotating mechanism = a mechanism that rotates
    • more specific term: distributor cam = the cam inside the distributor that rotates to contact spark plug terminals in the correct order

Alternative definition of the noun cam


  1. A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  2. [context: rock climbing] A camming device, aspring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
  3. [informal] The shortened form of camera

Specialised definition of the noun cam

Glossary of sports / alpinism

mechanical device with protrusions which grip into a crack in the rock

Definition of the verb cam

What does cam mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cammed | camming | cams

  1. To go on webcam with someone

Other definitions of cam

What does cam also mean?


  1. Campeche, a state of Mexico.


  1. Cam a.k.a. Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometres, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.
  2. Cam is a large village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, situated in the Cotswolds. The Cotswold Way runs less than a mile from the village. It has a boundary with the town of Dursley.
  3. Cam a.k.a. Camiri Airport is a public use airport located near Camiri, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
  4. CAM a.k.a. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is a Building, Venue, Tourist attraction in Missouri, United States of America, St. Louis.

There are other places with in their name, like Cam Ly, Cam Ranh, Cam River, River Cam and Cam Lâm District.


  1. Cam a.k.a. Cam Newton: Cameron Jerrell "Cam" Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the Auburn Tigers in Alabama and was drafted as the first overall pick by the Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the only player in the modern era to be awarded the Heisman Trophy, win a national championship, and become the first overall pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span.
    • also known as Cameron Jerrell "Cam" Newton, Cameron Jerrell Newton, Cameron Newton
    • born on (26 years ago) in Atlanta, child of Cecil Newton, Sr. and Jackie Newton
    • nationality: United States of America
    • education:
    • profession: American football player, athlete
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • Heisman Trophy
        • nominated to Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award
        • nominated to Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award
        • nominated to Fantasy Player of the Year
        • nominated to Pepsi Next Rookie of the Year
        • NFL Honors - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
        • Pepsi Next Rookie of the Year
        • nominated to NFL Play of the Year Award
        • nominated to Kids’ Choice Award for Most Enthusiastic Athlete
  2. Cam a.k.a. DJ Cam is a French DJ. His tunes are almost entirely a hybrid of both hip-hop and jazz music, and are presented in an abstract manner. His first LP was Underground Vibes in 1994, and was revolutionary for its time, featuring familiar jazz samples and many vibe samples and heavy hip-hop influences. His second studio album was Substances, which carried on with the tradition of its predecessor. He released The Beat Assassinated in 1998, which contained cameos from underground rappers, and also released The Loa Project vol, 2 and various DJ Mixes during 98-02. In 2003, he departed his regular sound for the Soulshine LP, which featured an appearance by Gang Starr's Guru. He went back to his hip-hop roots in 2004 with Liquid Hip-Hop, in 2006, he released an iTunes exclusive Best Of compilation, featuring a new song at the end.
  3. Cam a.k.a. Cammile Adams: Natalie Cammile Adams is an American competition swimmer who specializes in butterfly events. She represented the United States in the 200-meter butterfly event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  4. Cam a.k.a. Cameran Eubanks is a real estate broker and tv personality.
  5. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Lindsay: Cameron Melrose Lindsay is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Auckland City FC in the ASB Premiership.
  6. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Watson is an American actor, screenwriter, and director, best known for playing Bart Fallmont in the TV miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion.
  7. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Ciraldo is an Italian Australian former professional rugby league footballer. He previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Newcastle Knights and Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League. His position of choice was in the second row but he can also play lock.
  8. Cam a.k.a. Cameron McCarthy: Cameron "Cam" McCarthy is an Australian rules footballer, who plays for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League. He was recruited from the South Fremantle Football Club with pick 14 in the 2013 AFL Draft.
  9. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Adams is an actress.
  10. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Oliver is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Cougars.
  11. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Quiseng: Cameron Michael Quiseng is the bass guitarist for the disney pop/rock boy band, Allstar Weekend.
  12. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Glendenning is a television producer and cinematographer.
  13. Cam a.k.a. Cameron M. Brown is an actor.
  14. Cam is the brother of American football player Jevius Terry.
  15. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Laing is a member of the musical group, Amy Meredith.
  16. Cam a.k.a. Richard Cameron White is a screenwriter, film director, film producer and film editor.
  17. Cam a.k.a. Cam España is a film score composer.
  18. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Hunter is a rapper.

There are other people with in their name, like Cam'ron, Năm Cam, Van Cam, Cam Deas, Cam Rast, Cam Ward, Bruce Cam, Cam Magee, Cam Adler, Cam Avery and many others.


CAM is a record label.


  1. Cam a.k.a. Camille Saroyan: Dr. Camille Saroyan, M.D. is a fictional character in the American television series, Bones. She is portrayed by Tamara Taylor. Camille was introduced as a forensic pathologist in Season 2, Episode 1, "The Titan on the Tracks", as the head of the Forensic Division, a new division formed during the summer of 2006.
  2. Cam is a fictional character from the 2014 film Tracers.
  3. Cam is a fictional character from the 2007 film Good Luck Chuck.
  4. Cam is a fictional character from 21.
  5. Cam is a fictional character from the 2010 film She's Out of My League.
  6. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Briel is a fictional character from the book Fallen.
  7. Cam a.k.a. Camryn Barnes: Camryn Elizabeth "Cam or Cami" Barnes is a fictional character and one of the two main characters from the popular book series by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld called T*Witches.
  8. Cam is a fictional character from the 2012 film Fags After Dark.
  9. Cam is a fictional character from Seeds.
  10. Cam is a fictional character from the 2007 film Yeah No Definitely.
  11. Cam is a fictional character from the 2005 movie The Big White.
  12. Cam is a fictional character from Taps.
  13. CAM is a fictional character from THX 1138.
  14. Cam is the fictional character from the 2010 film Long thanh cam gia ca.
  15. Cam is a fictional character in the computer animated action adventure TV series American Dad!.
  16. Cam is a fictional character from the 2011 film Forever and a Day.
  17. Cam is a fictional character from the 2009 film Adrift.
  18. Cam is a fictional character from the 2002 drama film Me thao - Thoi vang bong.
  19. Cam is a fictional character from Jumpy.
  20. Cam is a fictional character from the 2010 film SubHysteria.
  21. Cam is a fictional character played by Kisha Batista in 2007 film Blackout.
  22. Cam is a fictional character from the 2013 film A Hot Mess.
  23. Cam is a fictional character from the tv series Young & Hungry.
  24. Cam is a fictional character from the 1997 film Mean Guns.
  25. Cam is a fictional film character.
  26. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Caleigh is a fictional character from the book The Secret of Crickley Hall, appearing in the series of the same title.

There are other characters with in their name, like Cam'ron and Cam Avery.


  1. Cam: A cam is a rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice-versa. It is often a part of a rotating wheel or shaft that strikes a lever at one or more points on its circular path. The cam can be a simple tooth, as is used to deliver pulses of power to a steam hammer, for example, or an eccentric disc or other shape that produces a smooth reciprocating motion in the follower, which is a lever making contact with the cam.
    • also known as 凸轮
  2. Cam: A cam is a bootleg recording of a film. Unlike the more common DVD rip or screener recording methods which involve the duplication of officially distributed media, cam versions are original clandestine recordings made in movie theaters.
    • also known as 枪碟
  3. Cam a.k.a. Cemuhî Language: Cemuhî is an Oceanic language spoken on the island of New Caledonia, in the area of Poindimié and Touho.
    • also known as Camuki, Tyamuhi, Wagap, Camuhi, Cèmuhî language
  4. CAM is a website.
    • also known as Airport Code CAM, CAM Airport Code, Camiri Airport
  5. CaM a.k.a. Calmodulin I is a protein.
  6. Cam is a website.
  7. Cam is a file format.
  8. Cam a.k.a. Cameron Nimmo is an organization founder.
  9. Cam a.k.a. KRIT1, ankyrin repeat containing is a gene.
    • also known as ankyrin repeat-containing protein Krit1, krev interaction trapped 1, cerebral cavernous malformations 1

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Cam

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Google previewInitiation and Control of Gait from First Principles: A Mathematically Animated Model of the Foot (2010)

by Craig Nevin

METATARSAL CAM The cam is a 2D object, which has been visualized by projecting it from frames P and M onto...

The cam is an imaginary object that fits in the first metatarsal space and replaces the two bones and the intervening joint ...

Google previewProbing Photosynthesis (2000)

Mechanism, Regulation & Adaptation by Mohammad Yunus, Uday Pathre, Prasanna Mohanty

CAM is a phenomenon used ro describe a specific series of biochemical evenrs which occur in many succulenr planrs.

Google previewWomen's Mental Health, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics (2010)

by Susan G. Kornstein, Anita H. Clayton

DEFINITIONS, BELIEFS AND CHALLENGES CAM refers to treatments that are not considered standard or...

Google previewNetwork and Parallel Computing (2004)

IFIP International Conference, NPC 2004, Wuhan, China, October 18-20, 2004. Proceedings by Hai Jin, Guangrong Gao, Zhiwei Xu, Hao Chen

The CAM is an efficient content aggregation system designed to be a base for many WSS's. Using the CAM, a service...

First, the CAM is a source data caching system along with basic data processing capabilities. It caches data in the form of ...

Google previewFord Windsor Small-Block Performance (1999)

Parts and Modifications for High Performance Street and Racing by Isaac Martin

After the cam is the remainder of the valvetrain, which includes lifters, pushrods, rocker arms, retainers, valve locks, springs and valves. The forces these...

The terms are applicable whether the cam is a hydraulic, flat tappet or roller camshaft.

Google previewExploring Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (2003)

by Stephen F. Krar, Arthur Gill

CAM is a rapidly-spreading technology, linking the programming abilities of the modern computer to material processing CNC machines, lathes, mills, grinders, and punches. CAD/CAM is the entire process of the art to part concept. It covers ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

common,isfor CAM tobe provided inhospitals and community settings through dedicated service initiatives. Meanwhile, a numberof large companies selling herbal supplements,or with chainsof outlets, represent the involvement ofmuch bigger ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010)

by Abiola Irele

organization like CAM. CAM also failed to develop in Jamaica because its activities were already being provided by the University of the West Indies (UWI), especially on the Mona campus. The political climate in the island, coupled with ...

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Small photo of 360 IP cam Camera outdoor Closed-Circuit television or cctv.Small photo of Outdoor security camSmall photo of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Sept. 13, 1967: I photographed this young boy carrying his younger brother in the village of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Sept. 13, 1967.Small photo of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Oct. 14, 1967: A U. S. Marine exhausted from filling sandbags to build a bunker in Cam Hieu village, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on October 14, 1967.Small photo of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Aug. 10, 1967: A young Vietnamese girl I photographed in the village of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Aug. 10, 1967.Small photo of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Sept. 15, 1967: This Vietnamese girl had just been treated for cellulitis by a U.S. Navy corpsman in Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Sept. 15, 1967.Small photo of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Aug. 8, 1967: A pensive South Vietnamese Popular Force soldier taking a break while on patrol in Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Aug. 8, 1967. More...

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I really love playing the bad guys. They have so much more freedom than the hero, and it's more of a challenge to give them a heart. I have a movie coming out soon called The unborn in which I play a good guy, and I would love to do more. (Cam Gigandet)
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Scrabble value of C3A1M3

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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