from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A town in the West Bank south of Jerusalem. It is the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Population: 29,000.
- A city of eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River north-northwest of Philadelphia. It is an important steel-producing center. Population: 72,700.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A city in Palestine, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into bedlam.
- n. In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bedlam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small town near Jerusalem on the West Bank of the Jordan River; early home of David and regarded as the place where Jesus was born
- n. a town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River to the northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production
From the Ancient Greek Βηθλεέμ (Bēthleem) from the Hebrew בית לחם (bet léchem). (Wiktionary)