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Cram

Cram appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
  • How much caramel can a canny canonball cram in a camel if a canny canonball can cram caramel in a camel?

Cram appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Smart nomarchs’ arty trash cram on trams.
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Definition of the noun cram

What does cram mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: crams

  1. The act of cramming.
  2. Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination.
  3. A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed.

Definition of the verb cram

What does cram mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: crammed, cramming

  1. crowd or pack to capacity
    • example: They cram the books into the box
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Destination]Crowds packed the stands
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): crowd, jam, pack, pile.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of cram: chock up / jam / jampack / ram / wad
    • more generic word: stuff = cram into a cavity
  2. put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
    • examples: cram books into the suitcase | They cram the books into the box
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studiedLearn Verbs: learn, read, study
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the storeVerbs of Putting: crowd, jam, pack, pile
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Destination]Crowds packed the stands
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
    • more specific word: stuff = cram into a cavity
  3. study intensively, as before an exam
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studied
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book

      Learn Verbs (with the same syntax): learn, read, study.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of cram: bone / bone up / drum / get up / grind away / mug up / swot / swot up
    • more generic terms: hit the books / study = learn by reading books
  4. prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: fix / gear up / prepare / ready / set / set up = make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Alternative definition of the verb cram

verb

  1. To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people.
  2. To fill with food to satiety; to stuff.
  3. To put hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination; as, a pupil is crammed by his tutor.
  4. Study hard, swot.
  5. To eat greedily, and to satiety; to stuff.
  6. To make crude preparation for a special occasion, as an examination, by a hasty and extensive course of memorizing or study.

Game

Cram is a mathematical game played on a sheet of graph paper. It is the impartial version of Domineering and the only difference in the rules is that each player may place their dominoes in either orientation, but it results in a very different game. It has been called by many names, including "plugg" by Geoffrey Mott-Smith, and "dots-and-pairs." Cram was popularized by Martin Gardner in Scientific American.

  • also known as 塞磚棋

Character

Cram is a fictional character from the 1963 film Amanita Pestilens.

Person

Who is Cram?

Cram is a musician, musical artist, lyricist.

  • also known as Marek Piliste
  • born on (44 years ago)
  • member of musical group No-Big-Silence since

Group

Cram is a musical group.

  • albums: "En brut", "Nous recursos, vells idiotes"
  • official website: www.cramweb.net

Miscellanea

  1. Cram is a game show that aired as an original series for GSN in 2003. The show featured two teams, each composed of two contestants. For 24 hours before taping, the contestants were sequestered in a warehouse, with the intent of staying awake and "cramming" various material such as trivia questions and jokes, which they would then answer on the show while attempting physical stunts in an attempt to stay awake. Graham Elwood was the host and Berglind Icey was the co-host.
  2. Cram is an application for Apple's OS X and iOS developed by Patrick Chukwura and Ashli Norton of SimpleLeap Software.
  3. Cram is a website.
  4. Cram is a family name.
  5. Cram a.k.a. dihydropyrimidinase-like 5 is a gene.
    • also known as CRMP3-associated molecule, collapsin response mediator protein-5

Phrases with Cram

  1. cram full
  2. Cram school
  3. Cram Session
  4. to cram

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cram

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Google previewComputational Complexity Theory (1989)

by Juris Hartmanis

A CRAM is a synchronous parallel machine such that any number of processors may read or write into any word of global memory at any step. If several processors try to write into the same word at the same time, then the lowest numbered ...

Google previewA Guide for Using The Hobbit in the Classroom (1992)

by John Carratello, Patty Carratello

Cram is a bisquit-ish food, able to be kept indefinitely, sustaining, and unappealing to eat. 7. Thorin gives Bilbo a small coat of mail made out of a special silver steel which the elves call mithril. 8. Accept appropriate answers. 9. The black arrow ...

Google previewComputer Science Logic (1992)

5th Workshop, CSL '91, Berne, Switzerland, October 7-11, 1991. Proceedings by Egon Börger

The CRAM is an extension of the concurrent read concurrent write parallel random access machine (CRCW-PRAM) with the shift of a binary number as an additional in constant time operation. The degree of the polynomial assigning the ...

Google previewAmerican Legal News (1915)

Cram is the Portland representative of the leading bonded law lists, and an active member of the Commercial Law League, having been chairman...

Cram is a member of numerous secret societies, being a past officer in several, and is ...

Google previewRisks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival (2000)

by Maria Green Cowles, Michael Smith

Cram suggests that the Commission often has enlarged the scope of its activities even where the legal basis for doing so is fragile. By 'purposeful opportunist,' Cram refers to an organization with well-defined, autonomous preferences that is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today (2010)

by Edith Wen-Chu Chen

Eunai Shrake With the increase in Asian immigrant populations during the last several decades, cram schools have sprung up...

A cram school is a privately owned, for-profit, supplementary educational institute that provides highly organized ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Crack — Cram. Cram — Craze. Crazy — Cribcracker. 278 The crib's barred up at ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Cram, crammer (common), a lie.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

CRAM—CRAMBE. marked with dark-brown in streaks along the middle of the feathers, lighter below; it has rather long legs and long toes; the tail is very short and pointed. It runs very swiftly, so as to be able sometimes to escape from a dog; ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1967)

by Ernest Weekley

cram. AS. crammian, from crimman (cram, crummen), to insert, orig. to squeexe, press; ...

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Usage statistics about cram

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cram:

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Quotes about Cram

What's a man's age He must hurry more, that's all Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold. (Robert Browning)
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Scrabble value of C3R1A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CRAM

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