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)



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