[hair-uh m, har-] /ˈhɛər əm, ˈhær-/
the part of a Muslim palace or house reserved for the residence of women.
the women in a Muslim household, including the mother, sisters, wives, concubines, daughters, entertainers, and servants.
Animal Behavior. a social group of females, as elephant seals, accompanied or followed by one fertile male who denies other males access to the group.
Facetious: Sometimes Offensive. a group of women associated in any way with one man or household:
I really resent it when our boss refers to us as his harem, though he’s trying to be funny.
the part of an Oriental house reserved strictly for wives, concubines, etc
a Muslim’s wives and concubines collectively
a group of female animals of the same species that are the mates of a single male
1630s, from Turkish harem, from Arabic haram “wives and concubines,” originally “women’s quarters,” literally “something forbidden or kept safe,” from root of harama “he guarded, forbade.”
plural noun 1. women’s pants usually made of soft fabric and having full legs gathered at the ankle.
/ˈhɛəsˌteɪl/ noun 1. a species of cotton grass, Eriophorum vaginatum, more tussocky than common cotton grass and having only a single flower head
thicket, a wood in the mountains of Judah where David hid when pursued by Saul (1 Sam. 22:5). It was possibly while he was here that the memorable incident narrated in 2 Sam. 23:14-17, 1 Chr. 11:16-19 occurred. This place has not been identified, but perhaps it may be the modern Kharas, on the borders […]
[hair-woo d] /ˈhɛərˌwʊd/ noun 1. the greenish-gray wood of the sycamore maple, used for making furniture.