from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a group of peoples of northern and northeast Africa, including the Berbers, Tuaregs, and the ancient Egyptians and their descendants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A descendant of Ham, son of Noah, a member of the nations or peoples supposedly descended from Ham, i.e. the North African peoples
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fossil cephalopod of the genus Hamites, related to the ammonites, but having the last whorl bent into a hooklike form.
- n. A descendant of Ham, Noah's second son. See Gen. x. 6-20.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A descendant of Ham, one of the sons of Noah according to the account in Genesis; a member of one of the races supposed to have been derived from the four sons of Ham (Gen. x.); specifically, one of a race speaking a so-called Hamitic language. See Hamitic.
- n. Popularly, an African; a negro.
- n. A fossil cephalopod of the genus Hamites.
After Ham.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ham + -ite. Coined in the first half of the 19th century along with Semite and Japhetite and the adjectives Hamitic, Semitic, Japhetitic. (Wiktionary)