Definition of Salem in English:


proper noun

  • 1The state capital of Oregon, situated on the Willamette River south-west of Portland; population 153,435 (est. 2008).

  • 2A city and port in NE Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast north of Boston; population 41,256 (est. 2008). First settled in 1626, it was the scene in 1692 of a notorious series of witchcraft trials.

  • 3An industrial city in Tamil Nadu in southern India; population 872,400 (est. 2009).