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Sa·lem

 (sā′ləm)
1. A city of southern India southwest of Chennai. It is a trade center with an important textile industry.
2. A city of northeast Massachusetts northeast of Boston. Founded in 1626, it is noted as the site of witchcraft trials (1692) and of Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables.
3. The capital of Oregon, in the northwest part of the state on the Willamette River south-southwest of Portland. Founded c. 1840 by Methodist missionaries, it became territorial capital in 1851 and state capital in 1859.
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Salem

(ˈseɪləm)
n
1. (Placename) a city in S India, in Tamil Nadu: textile industries. Pop: 693 236 (2001)
2. (Placename) 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)
3. (Placename) a city in the NW USA, the state capital of Oregon: food-processing. Pop: 142 914 (2003 est)
4. (Bible) an Old Testament name for Jerusalem (Genesis 14:18; Psalms 76:2). See Jerusalem
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Sa•lem

(ˈseɪ ləm)

n.
1. a seaport in NE Massachusetts: founded 1626; execution of persons accused of witchcraft 1692. 38,220.
2. the capital of Oregon, in the NW part, on the Willamette River. 122,566.
3. a city in central Tamil Nadu, in S India. 515,000.
4. an ancient city of Canaan, later identified with Jerusalem. Gen. 14:18; Psalms 76:2.
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Noun1.Salem - capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette RiverSalem - capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
Beaver State, OR, Oregon - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
2.Salem - a city in northeastern Massachusetts; site of the witchcraft trials in 1692
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
3.Salem - a city in southern India
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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In the year 1628 they sent over a few people, with John Endicott at their bead, to commence a plantation at Salem. {Foot Note: The Puritans had a liking for Biblical names for their children, and they sometimes gave names out of the Bible to places, Salem means Peace.
And thus, with prayers, and pious conversation, and frequent singing of hymns, which the breezes caught from their lips and scattered far over the desolate waves, they prosecuted their voyage, and sailed into the harbor of Salem in the month of June.
The remainder may perhaps be applied to purposes equally valuable hereafter, or not impossibly may be worked up, so far as they go, into a regular history of Salem, should my veneration for the natal soil ever impel me to so pious a task.
Here, no doubt, statistics of the former commerce of Salem might be discovered, and memorials of her princely merchants -- old King Derby -- old Billy Gray -- old Simon Forrester -- and many another magnate in his day, whose powdered head, however, was scarcely in the tomb before his mountain pile of wealth began to dwindle.
Elsewhere match that bloom of theirs, ye cannot, save in Salem, where they tell me the young girls breathe such musk, their sailor sweethearts smell them miles off shore, as though they were drawing nigh the odorous Moluccas instead of the Puritanic sands.
I helped your grandfather, the constable, when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem; and it was I that brought your father a pitch-pine knot, kindled at my own hearth, to set fire to an Indian village, in King Philip's war.
But, were I to go on with thee, how should I meet the eye of that good old man, our minister, at Salem village?
Salem House was a square brick building with wings; of a bare and unfurnished appearance.
Yet if human testimony is good for anything (and certainly it once put an end to witchcraft in and about Salem) he came back.
Therefore, as those young prophets then with care Sought lost Eliah, so in each place these Nigh to Bethabara--in Jericho The city of palms, AEnon, and Salem old, Machaerus, and each town or city walled On this side the broad lake Genezaret, Or in Peraea--but returned in vain.
One of the wildest, and at the same time the best accredited, accounts, stated it to be an original and authentic portrait of the Evil One, taken at a witch meeting near Salem; and that its strong and terrible resemblance had been confirmed by several of the confessing wizards and witches, at their trial, in open court.
Bell had agreed to give him a series of private lessons for $350 a year; and as the child lived with his grandmother in the city of Salem, sixteen miles from Boston, it was agreed that Bell should make his home with the Sanders family.