- a Brazilian dance of African origin, in duple time, with a syncopated rhythm
- music for this dance
Origin of sambaPortuguese probably of African origin, originally
- A Brazilian dance in duple meter of African origin, performed in groups, by couples, or as a solo.
- The music for this dance.
intransitive verbsam·baed, sam·ba·ing, sam·bas
Origin of sambaPortuguese, perhaps from Kongo semba, dance move in which partners thrust out their bellies and touch navels.
- A Brazilian ballroom dance.
(third-person singular simple present sambas, present participle sambaing, simple past and past participle sambaed)
- To dance the samba.
samba - Computer Definition
(SaMBa) Software that allows a Unix server to act as a file server to Windows clients. Samba is a free, open source implementation of the CIFS file sharing protocol, which evolved from SMB, hence the SMB in SaMBa. Samba runs under Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix variants. It can be used with any modern PC as well as other hardware, but due to its efficiency, it also lends itself to old 486s that are recycled to serve as inexpensive file, print and backup servers in a Windows environment. See SMB.