harem: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hâr'um, har'-), [key]
- the part of a Muslim palace or house reserved for the residence of women.
- the women in a Muslim household, including the mother, sisters, wives, concubines, daughters, entertainers, and servants.
- a social group of females, as elephant seals, accompanied or followed by one fertile male who denies other males access to the group.
- a group of women associated in any way with one man or household: Father joked that he had a harem of five daughters.
- harem (Thesaurus)