Jam vs Puree - What's the difference?
As a symbol jam
is the iso 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for jamaica.
As a noun puree is
, a type of jam, spread on a piece of bread
A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
(countable) A difficult situation.
* 1975 , (Bob Dylan), (Tangled Up in Blue)
- I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
- She was married when we first met
- Soon to be divorced
- I helped her out of a jam , I guess
(countable) Blockage, congestion.
- But I used a little too much force.
- A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
(countable, baseball) A difficult situation for a pitcher or defending team.
- a jam of logs in a river
(countable, basketball) A forceful dunk.
(countable, roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.
- He's in a jam now, having walked the bases loaded with the cleanup hitter coming to bat.
(climbing, countable) Any of several maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
- Toughie scored four points in that jam .
- I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.
- He's got more jam than Waitrose.
* (sweet mixture of fruit) conserve, (US) jelly, preserve
* See also
* jam band
* jam roly poly
* jam sandwich
* jam session
* jam tart
* jam tomorrow
* log jam
* Murrumbidgee jam
* pearl jam
* power jam
* toe jam
* traffic jam
* want jam on it
** hand jam
** finger jam
** fist jam
** foot jam
** pinkie jam
** ring jam
** thumb-down jam
To get something stuck in a confined space.
- My foot got jammed in a gap between the rocks.
- Her poor little baby toe got jammed in the door.
To brusquely force something into a space; cram, squeeze.
- I jammed the top knuckle of my ring finger.
- They temporarily stopped the gas tank leak by jamming a piece of taffy into the hole.
To cause congestion or blockage. Often used with "up"
- The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
To block or confuse a broadcast signal.
(baseball) To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
- A single accident can jam the roads for hours.
(music) To play music (especially improvisation as a group, or an informal unrehearsed session).
To injure a finger or toe by sudden compression of the digit's tip.
- Jones was jammed by the pitch.
(roller derby) To attempt to score points.
- When he tripped on the step he jammed his toe.
(nautical) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
- Toughie jammed four times in the second period.
* (to squeeze into a small space) jam-pack
(etyl) or (etyl), meaning "garment, robe"; related to pajamas.
A food that has been ground or crushed into a thick liquid (e.g. tomato sauce is generally a puree).
(cooking) To crush or grind food into a purée.