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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
samba
noun
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▪ Blood and Uzis more than samba and sequins are their trademark today.
▪ Music welled in the bar, a samba with many guitars.
▪ Neguinho, the Beija-Flor samba school singer, had arrived to thank the Flamengo players for their support.
▪ They are grouped around radios, singing samba songs.
▪ This traditionally financed the samba schools, which spend six months preparing for carnival.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
samba

Brazilian dance of African origin, 1885, Zemba, from Portuguese samba, shortened form of zambacueca, a type of dance, probably altered (by influence of zamacueco "stupid") from zambapalo, the name of a grotesque dance, itself an alteration of zampapalo "stupid man," from zamparse "to bump, crash." As a verb from 1949.

Wiktionary
samba

n. A Brazilian ballroom dance. vb. To dance the samb

WordNet
samba
  1. n. large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood [syn: obeche, obechi, arere, Triplochiton scleroxcylon]

  2. music composed for dancing the samba

  3. a lively ballroom dance from Brazil

  4. a form of canasta using three decks and six jokers

samba

v. dance the samba

Wikipedia
Samba (software)

Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, and was originally developed by Andrew Tridgell. Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Microsoft Windows Server domain, either as a Domain Controller (DC) or as a domain member. As of version 4, it supports Active Directory and Microsoft Windows NT domains.

Samba runs on most Unix, OpenVMS and Unix-like systems, such as Linux, Solaris, AIX and the BSD variants, including Apple's OS X Server, and OS X client (version 10.2 and greater). Samba is standard on nearly all distributions of Linux and is commonly included as a basic system service on other Unix-based operating systems as well. Samba is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The name Samba comes from SMB ( Server Message Block), the name of the standard protocol used by the Microsoft Windows network file system.

Samba (disambiguation)

Samba is a genre of Afro-Brazilian music and dance.

Samba may also refer to:

Samba (Brazilian dance)

Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Afro Brazilian origin in 2/4 time danced to Samba music whose origins include the Maxixe.

Samba is a dance authentic to black/African people in Brazil who brought much of their music and dance culture into Latin America with, them upon arrival into many Latin American countries. Samba music is very similar to and has been influenced by many Angolan music genres. It has also been influenced by many other Latin American music genres and dances. The Samba music rhythm has been danced in Brazil since its inception in the late 16th century. There is actually a set of dances, rather than a single dance, that define the Samba dancing scene in Brazil; thus, no one dance can be claimed with certainty as the "original" Samba style.

Another major stream of the Samba dance besides the Brazilian Samba dancing styles is Ballroom Samba, which differs significantly.

Samba (Twins album)

Samba is an album by the popular Cantopop group, Twins, released in June, 2005.

Samba (2004 film)

Samba is a 2004 Telugu action masala film directed by V.V. Vinayak. The movie stars Jr. NTR, Bhoomika Chawla, Genelia D'Souza, and Prakash Raj. The movie deals with how important education is to kids. It was a hit at the box-office. The film was later remade into Kannada as Mandya, with Darshan in 2006. Later it was dubbed in Hindi with same title.

Samba (ballroom dance)

The international Ballroom version of samba is a lively, rhythmical dance with elements from Brazilian samba. It has recently been exposed to the American public in television programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. It differs considerably from the original samba styles of Brazil, in particular it differs from Ballroom Samba in Brazil itself. In many other ways it though been influenced by the Brazilian version of samba, in particular maxixe, and subsequently developed independently from samba in Brazil.

Samba (rice)

Samba is a variety of rice grown in Sri Lanka and some parts of India (mainly in Tamil Nadu), and has a small ovular grain, compared to the long grain of basmati rice.

Samba (timber)
Samba (song)

"Samba" is a song recorded by Ricky Martin for the Brazilian edition of his album, Música + Alma + Sexo (2011) and a new mix of the song was later included in the international re-release of the album entitled Más Música + Alma + Sexo. It features vocals by Brazilian singer, Claudia Leitte. "Samba" was released as a promotional single exclusively in Brazil. Ricky Martin sings in English-language and Claudia Leitte in Portuguese.

Samba (2014 film)

Samba is a 2014 French comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. It is the second collaboration between Sy and directors Nakache and Toledano after 2012's The Intouchables.

The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2014. It had a theatrical release on 15 October 2014 in France. The U.S. theatrical release is set for July 24, 2015.

Samba (Krishna's son)

Samba was a son of Krishna, the Hindu god, and Jambavati. His half-brother was Pradyumna. His actions, caused by anger, brought an end to the Yadu dynasty.

In the 1st century BC, there seems to be evidence for a worship of five Vrishni heroes (Balarama, Krishna, Pradyumna, Aniruddha and Samba), due to an inscription found at Mora near Mathura, which apparently mentions a son of the great satrap Rajuvula, probably the satrap Sodasa, and an image of Vrishni, "probably Vasudeva, and of the "Five Warriors". The Brahmi inscription can be seen on the Mora stone slab, now in the Mathura Museum.

Samba (1965 film)

Samba is a 1965 Brazilian-Spanish musical film directed by Rafael Gil and starring Sara Montiel, Marc Michel and Fosco Giachetti.

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Enrique Alarcón and Pierino Massenzi.

Usage examples of "samba".

If Samba was anything like Drina and every other FamCat, Samba would turn the tables on Drina, and Straif would leave with a Fam with wounded pride.

The samba dancer held a pair of brightly painted maracas in his slender hands.

But where the male samba dancer held maracas, she balanced a magnificently plumed parrot on her wrist.

Spellbinder, Soliloquy, Atlas, Logjam, Caribou, Ludwig, Samba, Mambo, Rhumba, Chatterley, Vladimir, Lava, Bliss, Torquemada, Flint, Devil-May-Care, Whitewater, Winter Morning, Vernal, Equinox, Mesa, Calliope, Grandstand, Olivia!

I waltz as well as I do the polka and the Schuhplattler and the samba and the rhumba.

In fact, he can see that she rumbas and sambas and congas much better than any married beautiful should, because between a rumba and a samba she informs him that her name is Mrs.

So they get out on the floor and rumba quite a while and after that they samba some and then they conga and Ambrose can see that the beautiful has a very liberal education, indeed, along these lines.

The streets were literally wall-to-wall with cariocas, dancing the samba, sweating, laughing, staggering in the heat, celebrating in the biggest spontaneous outpouring of joy that the city had ever seen.

And she liked the feel of Brazil, the pace of life, the way they moved, the football in the streets, the way they were never quite dressed, the music of the Portuguese language coming out of the neighborhood bars along with batuque and samba and laughter and the pungent smell of pinga.

The Jardins de Bagatelle, the Rio Samba, the Paul McCartney rose, the Auguste Renoir, the Barbara Bush, the Voodoo, and the Bride’.