- Surface-to-air missile
(third-person singular simple present sams, present participle samming, simple past and past participle sammed)
- (obsolete) together
From Middle English sammen, samnen, from Old English samnian, Ä¡esamnian (â€œto collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, gleanâ€), from Proto-Germanic *samnÅnÄ… (â€œto gatherâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (â€œoneâ€). Cognate with Dutch zamelen (â€œto collectâ€), German sammeln (â€œto collect, gatherâ€), Swedish samla (â€œto gather, collectâ€), Icelandic samna (â€œto gather, collectâ€). More at same.
- (slang) Federal narcotics agent.
Possibly from Uncle Sam
sam - Computer Definition
(2) (Security Accounts Manager) The part of Windows that manages the database of usernames, passwords and permissions. A SAM resides in each server as well as in each domain controller. See PDC and trust relationship.
(3) (Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh) An earlier Macintosh antivirus program from Symantec Corporation, Cupertino, CA. It evolved into Norton AntiVirus for Mac.