Definitions

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  • proper n. A king of Tyre.
  • proper n. A male given name, taken into use by Puritans in the seventeenth century.

Etymologies

Biblical, possibly of Phoenician origin, or a shortened form of Hebrew Ahiram "brother of the exalted". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Therefore we must by no means think that HIram rejected the cities that were given him by Solomon, however they pleased him not; but kept them for his own, which Solomon also did with them which Hiram gave to him.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • She called Hiram, her oldest son, who used to chauffeur for Mrs. Freyl.

    Venom

  • During this period, which we may term Hiram's novitiate, he had been careful, without appearing to avoid her, not to come in contact with

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • The murder and exhumation, or "raising," of Hiram, accompanied by extraordinary lamentations, form the climax of Craft Masonry; and when it is remembered that in all probability no such, tragedy ever took place, that possibly no one known as Hiram Abiff ever existed, [283] the whole story can only be regarded as the survival of some ancient cult relating not to an actual event, but to an esoteric doctrine.

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • Grant found it so recorded when he reached the school, and as he had no special fondness for the name Hiram, which was bestowed to gratify an aged relative, he thought it not worth while to go through a long red-tape process to correct the error.

    Ulysses S. Grant

  • (He was, however, born HI-ram Ulysses Grant, but he wasn't called Hiram - if you were given the name Hiram, wouldn't you rather be called Ulysses?)

    Time to be the Exit Pol

  • "That feller from the city," the neighbors called Hiram behind his back, and that is an expression that completely condemns a man in the mind of the average countryman.

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • "Here! that's enough of that!" called Hiram, stepping quickly toward the two.

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • Dave recalled Hiram struggling to reach the pilot's seat.

    Dave Dashaway and His Hydroplane

  • Hiram, the widow's son, referred to as Hiram Abiff, and described as the master-builder, met with an untimely end.

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

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