jam vs jamb : Common Errors in English

About jam vs jamb

The only common use for the word “jamb” is to label the vertical part of the frame of a door or window. It comes from the French word for “leg”; think of the two side pieces of the frame as legs on either side of the opening.For all other uses, it’s “jam”: stuck in a jam, traffic jam, logjam, jam session, etc.

jam Meaning(s)

  • (n) preserve of crushed fruit
  • (n) informal terms for a difficult situation
  • (n) a dense crowd of people
  • (n) deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
  • (v) press tightly together or cram
  • (v) push down forcibly
  • (v) crush or bruise
  • (v) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
  • (v) get stuck and immobilized
  • (v) crowd or pack to capacity
  • (v) block passage through

jamb Meaning(s)

  • (n) upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

jam in News

  1. Yachtstock River Jam returns to Essington this month

    Yachtstock River Jam will return to Tinicum Township this year, from 12-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at West End Boat Club, 500 W. 2nd St. The Irish Rock Band Blackthorn will headline the event which will feature two stages and 16 bands jamming on the banks of the Delaware River.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Ridley Town Talk

  2. 'Slow Jam the News' with Chris Christie on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

    "Slow Jam the News" welcomed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Zap2It

  3. Lehigh River jam to give MS a shot of the blues

    The eighth annual Lehigh River Blues Jam at Catasauqua Municipal Park features 10 performances over three nights, including Billy Hector, a Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award winner.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Morning Call

jamb in News

  1. Multi-Grain French Toast with Mango Maple Syrup (07.17.13)

    by Jennifer Burns, Jamba Juice
    on July 17, 2013 Source: FOX 13 Utah

  2. Carpentry Skills Will Help You Out Of This Jamb

    Q: I recently had a break-in at my house. The intruder kicked in my front door, which split the jamb where the door latch locks. My friend and I want to replace the jamb ourselves, but fear we will get in over our heads. After all, this is a matter of
    on July 17, 2013 Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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