• (stressed) IPA: /æm/
    • (GA) IPA: [ẽə̃ːm], [ɛ̃ə̃ːm]
    • (RP) IPA: [am], [æm]
    • (New Zealand) IPA: [æ̝m], [ɛm], [e̞m]
  • (unstressed) IPA: /əm/
  1. first-person singular present indicative of be#English|be
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, John 1:23 ↗:
      He ſaid, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderneſſe: Make ſtraight the way of the Loꝛd, as ſaid the Pꝛophet Eſaias.
    • 2016, [ VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      Marsha, I am in the kitchen!

am (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of a.m.

Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Amazonas#English|Amazonas state of Brazil
  2. (music) Initialism of Arctic Monkeys

am (not comparable)

  1. (timekeeping) Initialism of Anno Mundi Latin for in the year of the world

am (not comparable)

  1. (sometimes, lower case, often, punctuated) Initialism of ante meridiem (borrowed from Latin); before noon.
Translations Noun


  1. (education) Initialism of Artium Magister
  2. (education) Initialism of Master of Arts
  3. (politics, UK) Initialism of Assembly Member A title similar to MP, placed after the name of a Member of the Welsh National Assembly.
  4. (property law) Initialism of automated mapping Used in conjunction with Facilities Managements abbreviations (AM/FM).
  5. Member of the Order of Australia.
  6. (communication, broadcasting) Initialism of amplitude modulation; contrasted with FM
  7. (manufacturing) Initialism of additive manufacturing
    • 2015, Steven E. Kuehn, "I'm Printing Your Prescription Now, Ma'am", Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, September 2015, Putnam Media, page 7:
      The system, says Freeman is currently being used to assess exactly how AM powders pack and flow to ensure process efficiency and consistent product quality.

  1. Shortened form of America or American, particularly as used in commercial names.
  2. Shortened form of amateur, particularly as used in commercial names.

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