Meaning of Salem

Sa•lem

Pronunciation: (sā'lum), [key]
— n.
  1. a seaport in NE Massachusetts: founded 1626; execution of persons accused of being witches 1692; home of Nathaniel Hawthorne. 38,220.
  2. a city in and the capital of Oregon, in the NW part, on the Willamette River. 89,233.
  3. a town in SE New Hampshire. 24,124.
  4. a town in SW Virginia, near Roanoke. 23,958.
  5. a city in E Ohio. 12,869.
  6. a city in central Tamil Nadu, in S India. 308,303.
  7. an ancient city of Canaan, later identified with Jerusalem. Gen. 14:18; Psalms 76:2.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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