- a king of Tyre in the 10th century b.c. I Kings 5.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “noble.”
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Examples from the Web for hiram
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It was hard to believe that she was the daughter of so crusty a man as Hiram Bartlett.
Hiram sat gazing silently at the road, as if all this was no affair of his.
Young Hiram had no patience with one's profession as a topic of conversation.
That's why old Hiram is ready to fight the first comer on the slightest provocation.
He was silent, and almost as gloomy as Hiram Bartlett himself.
- 10th century bc, king of Tyre, who supplied Solomon with materials and craftsmen for the building of the Temple (II Samuel 5:11; I Kings 5:1–18)
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Word Origin and History for hiram
masc. proper name, from Phoenician/Hebrew Hiram, perhaps short for Ahiram, literally "brother of the lofty."
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