Adam may refer to:
* Adam (name), a common given name and surname (list of people in that article)

Adam, as a word or as an abbreviation, may also refer to:

* Adam (Bible), the first man according to the Abrahamic religious tradition
* Adam Kadmon, the primordial man of the kabbalah and related esoteric traditions
* Adam (Scottish family), a family of notable Scottish architects
* Adam, the name given to the victim in the Torso in the Thames murder case

In music:
* "Adam's Song", a song by Blink-182
* Adam (album), Adam II (album), Adam III, albums of the Malaysian singer Adam AF2

In places:
*Adam, a town in Oman
*Adam, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, also known as Geva Binyamin
*City of Adam, a city mentioned in the book of Joshua
*Adam's Peak, a sacred mountain in Sri Lanka
*Adam's Bridge, a chain of limestone shoals that once connected India to the island of Sri Lanka
*Adam Range, a mountain range in Nunavut, Canada

In science:
* ADAM (birth defect), amniotic deformity adhesions mutilations
* ADAM protein (A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase protein), a group of enzymes
* ADAM, an organic compound: 2-((2-((dimethylamino)methyl)phenyl)thio)-5-iodophenylamine used in SPECT and PET scanning
* Y-chromosomal Adam, patrilineal most recent common ancestor
* Audit data analysis and mining. See Intrusion detection systems.

In government programs:
* Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM), a United States drug-abuse-monitoring program
* Code Adam, used in the United States to alert the public of missing children

In companies and products:
* ADAM (company), a clothing line designed by Adam Lippes
* Adam Aircraft Industries, an aircraft manufacturer
* A.D.A.M., Inc., a health information company
* Adam Internet, South Australian ISP offering ADSL2+ services
* Adam Motor Company, a Pakistani automobile manufacturer
* Adam VIII, a record label
* Coleco Adam, an early home computer
* Active Directory Application Mode, a lightweight implementation of Active Directory, see Active Directory#ADAM/AD LDS
* ADAM Audio, a German loudspeaker manufacturer

In contemporary fiction:
* Adam (2008 novel), a novel by author Ted Dekker
* Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), a character in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
* Adam (comic), the title character in "Adam@home" by Brian Basset
* Adam, the first angel in "Neon Genesis Evangelion, see Angel (Neon Genesis Evangelion)#Adam
* Adam (Northern Exposure), a fictional character of the American television series
* Adam Park, a fictional character of the American television series Power Rangers
* Adam (Torchwood), an episode from Series 2 of the TV series Torchwood
* ADAM, a form of genetic modification central to the plot of the 2007 video game BioShock
*Adam, a character in the "Battle Arena Toshinden" video game series

In other uses:
* Adam style, a neoclassical style practiced by Scottish architect Robert Adam
* Adam, a weapon in the Mörser Karl series or mortars

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  • ADAM — (אָדָם), the first man and progenitor of the human race. The Documentary Hypothesis distinguishes two conflicting stories about the making of man in Scripture (for a contrary view, see U. Cassuto, From Adam to Noah, pp. 71 ff.). In the first… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ADAM — En hébreu, le nom commun adam , toujours employé au singulier, signifie «homme» en tant qu’espèce et non en tant qu’individu de sexe masculin. L’étymologie en est discutée. Le récit de la Genèse (II, 7) l’a rapproché du mot adamah , «terre», mais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Adam — bezeichnet: eine Person, die in der Bibel und dem Koran als erster Mensch benannt wird, siehe Adam und Eva den ursprünglichen Menschen in der kabbalistischen Lehre, siehe Adam Qadmon einen Familien sowie männlichen Vornamen, siehe Adam (Name)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Adam — • First man and father of the human race Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Adam     Adam     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Adam — 〈m. 6〉 1. 〈nach bibl. Überlieferung〉 der erste Mensch 2. 〈fig.〉 der Mensch schlechthin ● den alten Adam ausziehen ein neuer Mensch werden; in ihm regt sich der alte Adam der sündhafte Mensch in ihm, der Mensch, der Versuchungen zugänglich ist; im …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ADAM — (Heb. אָדָם), city on the eastern bank of the Jordan River mentioned in Joshua 3:16 as the place where the Jordan ceased flowing at the time of the Israelite crossing. It also appears in the inscriptions of Pharaoh Shishak (10th century B.C.E.).… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ADAM (R. et J.) — ADAM ROBERT (1728 1792) & JAMES (1730 1794) Les architectes et décorateurs Robert et James Adam sont les fils d’un architecte écossais, William Adam. Ce dernier, déjà mêlé au courant du retour à l’antique qui depuis Inigo Jones triomphait en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Adam — Adam, Édouard Jean * * * (as used in expressions) Adam, pico de Adam, Robert Elsheimer, Adam Mickiewicz, Adam (Bernard) Oehlenschläger, Adam Gottlob Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. Sedgwick, Adam Sienkiewicz …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Adam — Sm erw. grupp. (12. Jh., als Appellativ) Onomastische Bildung. In der Bibel Name des ersten Menschen, zugleich hebräisches Wort für Mensch, Mann (hebr. ʾāḏām). Seit dem 12. Jh. verschiedene Wortverwendungen, die meist unmittelbar von Bibelstellen …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Adam — Ad am, n. 1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race. [1913 Webster] 2. (As a symbol) Original sin; human frailty. [1913 Webster] And whipped the offending Adam out of him. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Adam s ale} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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