Definition of jam :
1. A kind of frock for children.
2. A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.
3. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
4. A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
5. An injury caused by jamming.
6. See Jamb.
7. To bring ( a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
8. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.
9. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.
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hinder (part of speech: verb)
cripple, block, thwart, burden, counter, congest, delay, oppose, baffle, impede, curb, snarl, obstruct, frustrate, crimp, entrap, dam, fetter, constipate, mire, hamper, constrain, complicate, deter, entangle, tangle, clog, snag, paralyze, stop, brake, hamstring, detain, resist, restrain, handicap, stay, bung, foul, bar, impair, bottleneck, choke, interrupt, plug, drag, check, hinder, cramp, restrict, encumber, catch, inhibit
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
disadvantage, blockade, blockage, bafflement, complication, entrapment, damper, impediment, constraint, deterrent, impedance, encumbrance, hurdle, frustration, inhibition, congestion, restriction, impasse, restraint, interruption, entanglement, resistance, hindrance, opposition, constipation, obstruction, drawback, barrier, stoppage, obstacle
close (part of speech: verb)
perform music (part of speech: verb)
preserves (part of speech: verb)
predicament (part of speech: noun)
- I have got to figure out the likely ones, to see what I can do to jam them. - "Blue-grass and Broadway", Maria Thompson Daviess.
- I'm standing here judging you by the way you break this jam of the jillpokes. - "Joan of Arc of the North Woods", Holman Day.
- You know my thoughts were running on jam; jam is our salvation; of that I have long been convinced. - "Will Warburton", George Gissing.