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Meaning of "am" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AM

Old English eam; related to Old Norse em, Gothic im, Old High German bim, Latin sum, Greek eimi, Sanskrit asmi.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AM

am  [æm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Am is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb am in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AM

PRESENT

Present
I am
you are
he/she/it is
we are
you are
they are
Present continuous
I am being
you are being
he/she/it is being
we are being
you are being
they are being
Present perfect
I have been
you have been
he/she/it has been
we have been
you have been
they have been
Present perfect continuous
I have been being
you have been being
he/she/it has been being
we have been being
you have been being
they have been being
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I was
you were
he/she/it was
we were
you were
they were
Past continuous
I was being
you were being
he/she/it was being
we were being
you were being
they were being
Past perfect
I had been
you had been
he/she/it had been
we had been
you had been
they had been
Past perfect continuous
I had been being
you had been being
he/she/it had been being
we had been being
you had been being
they had been being
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will be
you will be
he/she/it will be
we will be
you will be
they will be
Future continuous
I will be being
you will be being
he/she/it will be being
we will be being
you will be being
they will be being
Future perfect
I will have been
you will have been
he/she/it will have been
we will have been
you will have been
they will have been
Future perfect continuous
I will have been being
you will have been being
he/she/it will have been being
we will have been being
you will have been being
they will have been being
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would am
you would am
he/she/it would am
we would am
you would am
they would am
Conditional continuous
I would be being
you would be being
he/she/it would be being
we would be being
you would be being
they would be being
Conditional perfect
I would have am
you would have am
he/she/it would have am
we would have am
you would have am
they would have am
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been being
you would have been being
he/she/it would have been being
we would have been being
you would have been being
they would have been being
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you be
we let´s be
you be
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to be
Past participle
been
Present Participle
being
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AM

am-dram
Am.
AMA
amabile
Amabokoboko
amadavat
amadoda
amadou
Amagasaki
amah
amain
Amakrokokroko
amakwerekwere
Amalekite
Amalfi
amalgam
amalgam filling
amalgamate
amalgamation

Synonyms and antonyms of am in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «am» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of am

Translation of «am» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AM

Find out the translation of am to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of am from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «am» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

调幅
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

A.M.
570 millions of speakers

English

am
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हूँ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَبَاحاً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до полудня
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

AM
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

am
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

AM
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Am
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

AM
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

AM
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에이엠
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Am
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sáng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ben
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

AM
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przed południem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до полудня
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a.m.
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

π.μ.
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

am
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

a.m.
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of am

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AM»

The term «am» is very widely used and occupies the 310 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «am» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «am» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about am

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10 QUOTES WITH «AM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word am.
1
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The type of leukemia that I am dealing with is treatable. So if I do what my doctors tell me to do - get my blood checked regularly, take my meds and consult with my doctor and follow any additional instructions he might make - I will be able to maintain my good health and live my life with a minimum of disruptions to my lifestyle.
2
Naima Adedapo
I wouldn't mind doing Broadway, but I am definitely trying to get a album out there first.
3
Lance Bass
I'm such a relationship guy. I really am.
4
Napoleon Bonaparte
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
5
Kenneth Branagh
I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be.
6
Adam Brody
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you're a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that's pretty cool.
7
Eric Cantor
I am hopeful for the American people that we can actually improve the outlook for bringing down costs in health care.
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Donald Cargill
Now I am near to the getting of my crown, which shall be sure; for I bless the Lord, and desire all of you to bless Him that He hath brought me here, and makes me triumph over devils, and men, and sin: they shall wound me no more.
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Tyson Chandler
Scouts have always been surprised by the way I'm able to move at my size. How fast and agile I am.
10
Benjamin Cohen
The added work load of a degree has made me focus a lot more when I am in work.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AM»

Discover the use of am in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to am and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
I Am: Why Two Little Words Mean So Much
I AM, the newest children's book by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, is taken from his latest book for adults, Wishes Fulfilled. I AM teaches kids a simple but profound message: God is not far off in the distance, or even merely beside us.
Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy, 2012
2
I Am Legend
A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day
Richard Matheson, 1995
3
I Am a Cat
A classic of Japanese literature, I Am a Cat is one of Soseki's best-known novels. Considered by many as the greatest writer in modern Japanese history, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a classic novel sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
Soseki Natsume, 2002
4
Who I Am: A Memoir
From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope ...
Pete Townshend, 2012
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3 AM Epiphany
You'll learn how to: Transform staid and stale writing patterns into exciting experiments in fiction Shed the anxieties that keep you from reaching your full potential as a writer Craft unique ideas by combining personal experience with ...
Brian Kiteley, 2005
6
Can-Am
This well-written, pictorial history recounts the series' story through the races, designs, engineering, personalities, and cars from 1966-74. "The definitive work on the best race series that ever was..." AutoWeek.
Pete Lyons, 2004
7
Why I Am Not a Christian: And Other Essays on Religion and ...
The celebrated philosopher systematically sets forth the reasons underlying his opposition to any system of religious dogma
Bertrand Russell, 1957
8
What Am I?: Descartes and the Mind-body Problem
Almog decodes Descartes' argument for distinguishing between the human mind and body while maintaining their essential integration in a human being.
Joseph Almog, 2005
9
What Am I Feeling?
Adapted from John Gottman's Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, this beautifully illustrated book introduces parents and caregivers to five important steps in "emotion coaching" children.
John Mordechai Gottman, 2004
10
I Am the Messenger
This book is a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Markus Zusak, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term am is used in the context of the following news items.
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More tickets to be released for Pan Am Games 'high-demand' events
TORONTO – Pan Am Games organizers say new tickets for some “high-demand” events – such as the opening ceremony – will go on sale on ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
2
Jamaal Magloire envisions robust Pan Am Games legacy
Once they came, now we get an influx of young talented athletes that will play at the Pan Am Games . . . that can happen (in other sports).”. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
3
'I Am Not a Thief,' Najib Says as Money Trail Probed
... he says is political sabotage. “I am not a thief,” Najib told reporters on Sunday. “I am not a traitor and will not betray Malaysians and Malaysia. «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Ticket snafu underscores chaos in Pan Am Games seating
I have made the necessary phone calls to the numbers provided on the Pan Am website. Unfortunately, I have been stuck in a loop, like the ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
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Top Asian News at 9:30 am GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Should I stay where I am or leave and take a master's?
I really enjoy my job, but I have the chance to do a master's abroad. Which way should I go? mortar board. Reader is undecided about taking ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Pan-Am torch carried to Variety Village
Aaron Sheng carried the Pan Am flame along the Danforth Sunday for his sister, Cassidy — a Parapan Am swimmer who died last winter. «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
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Lewis Hamilton: 'I am so elated you cannot imagine. It doesn't seem …
Lewis Hamilton shares a moment with the assembled masses at Silverstone after admitting he struggled to control his emotions in the British ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
Ashes 2015: 'I'm done then, am I?' Adam Voges thought his …
Ashes 2015: 'I'm done then, am I?' Adam Voges thought his Australian career was over. Date: July 6, 2015 - 6:00PM. 22 reading now; (29); Be the first to ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
10
Seeking out Pan Am art a let down
I spent four hours cycling downtown and back on the nearly $5-million Pan Am path on a beautiful Friday afternoon and found only three ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»

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