from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman prostitute.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a female prostitute
- v. To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wanton; lewd; low; base.
- n. A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth.
- n. A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.
- n. A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.
- intransitive v. To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fellow; a varlet; a male servant: often used opprobriously. Compare varlet.
- n. A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman.
- Pertaining to or like a harlot; wanton; lewd; low; base.
- To practise lewdness with harlots or as a harlot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
But as the harlot is mystical (the whole faithless Church), the burning may be mainly mystical, symbolizing utter destruction and removal.
As iniquity in the harlot is a leaven working in "mystery," and therefore called
The term harlot was applied indiscriminately to both sexes.] [Footnote 115: Names of spirits, like Robin Goodfellow in England, and
Enkidu is civilized by a harlot from the temple of the goddess Inanna.
You will be tempted to think of books as objects, not to be read, but to be possessed for show, and when that happens, you are easy prey to those booksellers who deal in harlot volumes, tricked out in pretty skins (which will not last becasue the leather is not well prepared) and bedizened with gold paint that used to be daubed on steam-heating coils.
"If it [calling a woman a harlot] is directed to a specific person and especially in the presence of children or somebody's new husband, anybody could expect that that would elicit a violent response and that very likely would be considered fighting words under established constitutional doctrine," said Anderson, a former civil-rights attorney ...
“Are you referring to the word harlot?” muttered the shopkeeper, flushing crimson and blinking.
ARBITER: ... particularly in one that, I never record Prince Philip ever using the word harlot or trollop in any of the correspondence.
This Prince was the son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, by one of his mistresses called Harlotte, from whom some think the word harlot is derived; however, as this amour seems odd, we shall entertain the reader with an account of it.
In this verse the harlot is presented before us ripe for judgment.