Associations to the word «Salem»

Wiktionary

SALEM, proper noun. The place of which Melchizedek  was king, mostly identified with Jerusalem.
SALEM, proper noun. Cities and other locations named for the Biblical place.
SALEM, proper noun. The capital city of the U.S. state of Oregon.
SALEM, proper noun. A port city in northeast Massachusetts; site of infamous witch-hunts, trials and executions in 1692.

Dictionary definition

SALEM, noun. Capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River.
SALEM, noun. A city in northeastern Massachusetts; site of the witchcraft trials in 1692.
SALEM, noun. A city in southern India.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats