- a seaport in NE Massachusetts: founded 1626; execution of persons accused of being witches 1692; home of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
- a city in and the capital of Oregon, in the NW part, on the Willamette River.
- a town in SE New Hampshire.
- a town in SW Virginia, near Roanoke.
- a city in E Ohio.
- a city in central Tamil Nadu, in S India.
- an ancient city of Canaan, later identified with Jerusalem. Gen. 14:18; Psalms 76:2.
- a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 96,981 sq. mi. (251,180 sq. km). Capital: Salem. Abbreviation: Oreg., Ore., OR (for use with zip code).
- a city in NW Ohio.
Origin of Oregon
Examples from the Web for salem
She faces a jury of famous villains and a judge from the Salem witch trials.Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween
P. J. O’Rourke
November 1, 2014
After missing that mark with the empty-calorie fluff of Salem, WGN is nailing it with Manhattan.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?
July 27, 2014
That, plus the Moravian fondness for documenting everything, gives Salem its claim to the first-ever Fourth of July celebration.
Salem was established as its center in 1766, with five outlying congregations.
Salem the prep school kid felt so slighted by a paltry $3 million bonus in 2011 that he left the firm.Too Big to Jail: Confessions of a Goldman Sachs Brat
June 26, 2014
Why, what would the people at home in Salem say if any one suggested such a thing?It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
They were found quite plentifully about Salem, Ohio, and also about Chillicothe.
This is a common species about Salem, Ohio, and is quite variable in size.
I found this plant occasionally in the woods about Salem, Ohio.
I first found this species in Whinnery's woods, Salem, Ohio.
- a city in S India, in Tamil Nadu: textile industries. Pop: 693 236 (2001)
- a city in NE Massachusetts, on the Atlantic: scene of the execution of 19 people after the witch hunts of 1692. Pop: 42 067 (2003 est)
- a city in the NW USA, the state capital of Oregon: food-processing. Pop: 142 914 (2003 est)
- an Old Testament name for Jerusalem (Genesis 14:18; Psalms 76:2)See Jerusalem
- a state of the northwestern US, on the Pacific: consists of the Coast and Cascade Ranges in the west and a plateau in the east; important timber production. Capital: Salem. Pop: 3 559 596 (2003 est). Area: 251 418 sq km (97 073 sq miles)Abbreviation: Oreg., (with zip code) OR
Word Origin and History for salem
place mentioned in Gen. xiv:18, from Hebrew Shalem, usually said to be another word for Jerusalem and to mean "peace" (cf. Hebrew shalom, Arabic salaam). Common as a Baptist and Methodist meetinghouse name, so much so that by mid-19c. it (along with Bethel and Ebenezer) had come to be used in Britain generically to mean "non-conformist chapel."
1765 as the name of a large river in the west of North America, probably the modern Columbia; of uncertain and disputed origin. It seems to be of Algonquian origin. From 1848 as the name of a U.S. territory (admitted as a state 1859).