Definition of Hareem

1. Noun. Living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household.

Exact synonyms: Harem, Seraglio, Serail
Generic synonyms: Living Quarters, Quarters



Definition of Hareem

1. harem [n -S] - See also: harem

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hareem

hare's-ear
hare's-foot bristle fern
hare's-foot fern
hare's eye
hare-brained
hare-hearted
hare and hounds
hare lip
hare scramble
hare wallaby
harebell
harebells
harebrained
hared
hareem (current term)
hareems
harefoot
harehound
harehounds
hareld
harelds
harelike
harelipped
harelips
harem
haremlik
haremlike
harems

Literary usage of Hareem

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1. Hadji in Syria: Or, Three Years in Jerusalem by Sarah Barclay Johnson (1858)
"They had proved themselves true friends; but, apart from this, I had long been anxious to obtain an insight into hareem life. On entering the house I was ..."

2. The Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year by Ibrahim-Hilmy (1888)
"Letter 30 : Wives of Mohammad 'Alee —Visit to his hareem in thu citadel—Apartments and reception — Ceremony on quitting tliis ..."

3. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"What most strikes us in their manners is the high position occupied by women, and the entire absence of the hareem-system of seclusion. ..."

4. The Crescent and the Cross, Or, Romance and Realities of Eastern Travel by Eliot Warburton (1858)
"Thus in the ever-closed hareem, As in the open Western home, Sheda womanhood ... The seclusion of the hareem is preserved in the very streets by means of an ..."

5. Central Africa: Naked Truths of Naked People. An Account of Expeditions to by Charles Chaillé-Long (1876)
"... sacrifice of Thirty victims in honour of my visit—Unjust imputations of Livingstone on Speke—The interview finished, M'Tse shows me his hareem—I return ..."

6. Khartoum, and the Blue and White Niles by George Melly (1851)
"... box on the ear—Visit to the hareem of Ali Bey Hassib—Juvenile costume—Marabouts. MY mother and sister paid a visit to the hareem of Ali Bey Hassib, ..."

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