[ hahy-ruhm ]

  1. a king of Tyre in the 10th century b.c. 1 Kings 5.

  2. a male given name.

Origin of Hiram

Of uncertain meaning; perhaps from Hebrew Ḥīrām “high-born, exalted,” or from Phoenician Ḥīrām “benevolent brother,” or a shortening of Hebrew Aḥīrām “The brother (God) is exalted”

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How to use Hiram in a sentence

  • He settled himself more deeply in Hiram Otis's old chair and looked up at Isabel.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • In the days of Solomon and Hiram of Tyre these mountains were probably covered with cedar forests.

    Silver Chimes in Syria | W. S. Nelson
  • If Hiram's anythin' like him I don't blame Lucy for battin' him about as she does.

British Dictionary definitions for Hiram


/ (ˈhaɪərəm) /

  1. 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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