What does the word jam mean?

Usage examples for jam

  1. Think you can keep us out of the jam?" – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  2. Look here, you've eaten all the hot cakes; never mind; bread and butter'll do, if you've got some jam- no, honey. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  3. I have ordered ham and eggs, and cream, and jam, and cake, said Kitty, as she rejoined them, and it will all be ready in an hour. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch