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 for Ham
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ham \Ham\ (h[aum]m), n.
     Home. [North of Eng.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ham \Ham\ (h[a^]m), n. [AS. ham; akin to D. ham, dial. G. hamme,
     OHG. hamma. Perh. named from the bend at the ham, and akin to
     E. chamber. Cf. Gammon ham.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Anat.) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal
        space; the hock.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog
        cured by salting and smoking.
        [1913 Webster]
              A plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak
              hams.                                 --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ham \Ham\ (h[a^]m), n.
     1. [Short for hamfatter.] a person who performs in a showy
        or exaggerated style; -- used especially of actors. Also
        used attributively, as, a ham actor.
     2. The licensed operator of an amateur radio station.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ham \Ham\ (h[a^]m), v. i. (Theater)
     To act with exaggerated voice and gestures; to overact.
     ham it up to act in a showy fashion or to act so as to
        attract attention; to ham. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked) [syn:
           ham, jambon, gammon]
      2: (Old Testament) son of Noah
      3: a licensed amateur radio operator
      4: an unskilled actor who overacts [syn: ham, ham actor]
      v 1: exaggerate one's acting [syn: overact, ham it up,
           ham, overplay] [ant: underact, underplay]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "ham":
     ARRL, acting, actor-proof, all-star, amateur radio operator, ankle,
     bacon, ballet, balletic, bayonet legs, be theatrical, bowlegs,
     buffoonery, business, butt, calf, characterization, chitterlings,
     cinematic, cinematographic, cnemis, cochon de lait,
     control engineer, country town, cracklings, crossroads, declaim,
     dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, drumstick, emote, emotionalize,
     fat back, film, filmic, flitch, foreleg, gag, gamb, gambrel,
     gammon, gigot, grimace, grimacer, gush, ham actor, ham it up,
     ham steak, hamlet, hammy, hammy acting, haslet, headcheese,
     hind leg, histrionic, hock, hoke, hokum, impersonation, jamb,
     jambon, jambonneau, knee, lard, leg, legitimate, limb,
     make a scene, melodramatic, milked, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry,
     miming, mixer, monitor, monodramatic, movie, mug, mummery,
     operatic, out-herod Herod, overact, overacted, overacting,
     overdramatize, overplayed, pantomiming, patter, performance,
     performing, personation, picnic ham, pieds de cochon, pig,
     playacting, playing, podite, popliteal space, pork, porkpie,
     portrayal, projection, radio electrician, radio engineer,
     radio operator, radio technician, radioman, radiotelegrapher,
     radiotrician, rant, representation, roar, salt pork, scenic,
     scissor-legs, sentimentalize, shank, shin, side of bacon,
     slapstick, slobber over, slop over, small ham, sowbelly,
     spectacular, spout, stage business, stage directions,
     stage presence, stagelike, stageworthy, stagy, starstruck, stellar,
     stems, stumps, stunt, suckling pig, taking a role, tarsus,
     theaterlike, theatrical, theatricalize, thespian, thorp,
     throw away, thrown away, trotters, underact, underacted,
     underplayed, vaudevillian, village, wick

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      The opposite of spam, sense 3; that is, incoming mail that the user
      actually wants to see.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     warm, hot, and hence the south; also an Egyptian word meaning
     "black", the youngest son of Noah (Gen. 5:32; comp. 9:22,24).
     The curse pronounced by Noah against Ham, properly against
     Canaan his fourth son, was accomplished when the Jews
     subsequently exterminated the Canaanites.
       One of the most important facts recorded in Gen. 10 is the
     foundation of the earliest monarchy in Babylonia by Nimrod the
     grandson of Ham (6, 8, 10). The primitive Babylonian empire was
     thus Hamitic, and of a cognate race with the primitive
     inhabitants of Arabia and of Ethiopia. (See ACCAD.)
       The race of Ham were the most energetic of all the descendants
     of Noah in the early times of the post-diluvian world.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Ham, hot; heat; brown

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