from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In Jewish folklore, an artificially created human supernaturally endowed with life.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Creature made of mud and clay. Brought to life from a magical spell on a piece of paper shoved in its mouth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish use, a shapeless mass; an unfinished vessel or a lifeless bulk; in modern Jewish parlance, a blockhead; a stupid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mechanism that can move automatically
- n. (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
Hebrew gōlem, lump, clod, fool, from gālam, to wrap up; see glm in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew גולם \ גֹּלֶם (gólem). (Wiktionary)