Definition of Concubine

1. Noun. A woman who cohabits with an important man.

Exact synonyms: Courtesan, Doxy, Paramour
Generic synonyms: Fancy Woman, Kept Woman, Mistress
Specialized synonyms: Odalisque

Definition of Concubine

1. n. A woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife; a paramour.

Definition of Concubine

1. Noun. A woman who lives with a man, but who is not a wife. ¹

2. Noun. A slave-girl for sexual service prominent in all ancient cultures. ¹

3. Noun. Signifies a relationship where the male is the dominant partner, socially and economically ¹

4. Noun. A woman attached to a man solely for reproduction, and who cares for the resulting children without any romantic relationship. ¹

5. Noun. (context: especially formerly in Arabic societies, as well as in ancient Eastern societies) a woman residing in a harem and kept, as by a sultan or emperor, for sexual purposes. ¹

6. Noun. A woman kept by a man who is high in hierarchial society in addition to his wives, e.g in the imperial harem or within a household. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Concubine

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Concubine

concretum
concreture
concrew
concrewed
concrews
concubinacies
concubinacy
concubinage
concubinages
concubinal
concubinarians
concubinary
concubinate
concubinates
concubines
concupies
concupiscences
concupiscential
concupiscentious
concupiscently
concupiscible
concupy
concur
concurral
concurred
concurrence

Literary usage of Concubine

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1. The Holy Bible: Translated Out of the Original Tongues and with the Former by Canadian Bible Society (1884)
"25 But the men would not hearken to him : so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them ; and they knew her, and abused her all the night ..."

2. The Complete Works: With a Life of the Author Written by Himself by Laurence Sterne, David Herbert (1882)
"THE LEVITE AND HIS concubine. 1 And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Lévite sojourning on the side ..."

3. The Sermons of Mr. Yorick by Laurence Sterne, Wilbur Lucius Cross (1904)
"SERMON XVIII THE LEVITE AND HIS concubine And it came to pasa in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Lévite sojourning on ..."

4. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"20: 4.1 and my concubine, to lodge. 5.my concubine have they forced, 6. And 1 took my concubine, Sa. 3: ".And Saul had a concubine, — gmie in unto my ..."

5. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"The doctrine that a concubine also could not I*1 dismissed without a formal ... Kroni this it seems to follow that a concubine could not become a wife to ..."

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