harem harem  /ˈhɛ rəm/


  • (n) living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household



  1. Khedive Ismail kept a harem of 3,000 women.
  2. If a youngster is threatened, both the harem males and bachelor maleswhich usually fight with one anotherwill get together to try to rescue it.
  3. All this may be taken straight as simply a lurid, supersexy Sahara adventure story completely outfitted with camel trains, handsome Arabs, French officers and a harem.


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  1. "Jerusalem is Muslim. The blessed Al Aqsa mosque and Harem Al Sharif (Temple Mount) is 100 percent Muslim. The Israelis are playing with fire when they threaten Al Aqsa with digging that is taking place," said Abbas' chief of staff Rafiq Al...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Haj Amin al-Husseini Source: WorldNetDaily

  2. "When I was in the army, it was assumed that the office of every senior officer was essentially a harem for him," said Michael Oren, an historian and a senior fellow at the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem research institution, who served in the...
    on Oct 18, 2006 By: Michael Oren Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Baykal responding to the words of ErdoÄŸan saying: "some even interfered with our harem", said: "The thing which distresses us is not his wife's headscarf but his head's inside. It is not appropriate to divert the debates by hiding behind his...
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: Sabah

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