/ ædəm /
1. (Old Testament) In Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and progenitor of the human race.
2. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.
(Biblical) In the Old Testament, the first human. Formed by God from dust and given the breath of life, Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden, where Eve was created from his rib and given to him as a companion. Because she tempted him, he tasted the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, for which trespass they were expelled from the Garden.