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  1. Sa·lem
    IPA[ˈsāləm]
    • 1. an industrial city in Tamil Nadu in southern India; population 872,400 (est. 2009).

    • 2. the state capital of Oregon, on the Willamette River, southwest of Portland; population 153,435 (est. 2008).

    • 3. a city and port in northeastern Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast, north of Boston; population 41,256 (est. 2008). First settled in 1626, it was the scene in 1692 of a notorious series of witchcraft trials.

    • 4. a town in southeastern New Hampshire, southeast of Derry; population 29,414 (est. 2008).

    • an industrial city in eastern Massachusetts, on the Charles River, west of Boston; population 32,365 (est. 2008).

      an industrial and commercial city in north central New York, near Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands; population 27,310 (est. 2008).

    • a county in northern Virginia, forming a suburb of Washington. It is the site of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.

      an industrial city in northern Texas, between Dallas and Fort Worth; population 374,417 (est. 2008).

    • an industrial and commercial city in northeastern Massachusetts, just north of Boston; population 41,577 (est. 2008).

      a residential district of London, on the northern bank of the River Thames.

    • a city in central Kentucky; population (with Fayette) 282,114 (est. 2008). It is a noted horse-breeding center.

      a residential town in northeastern Massachusetts, northwest of Boston; population 30,272 (est. 2008). In 1775, it was the scene of the first battle in the American Revolution.

    • a city in northeastern Massachusetts, northwest of Boston; population 55,573 (est. 2008).

      a commercial city in southwestern Oregon, in an agricultural area near the California border; population 73,212 (est. 2008).

    • an industrial city in northeastern Massachusetts, just north of Boston; population 37,353 (est. 2008).

      an industrial port city in northwestern Washington, north of Seattle, noted for its huge Boeing aircraft-assembly plant; population 98,212 (est. 2008).

    • a city in eastern England; population 116,900 (est. 2009). Cambridge University is located here.

      a city in eastern Massachusetts, across the Charles River from Boston; population 105,596 (est. 2008). Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are located here.

    • a city in north central California, southeast of San Francisco; population 24,776 (est. 2008).

      a town in eastern Massachusetts, northwest of Boston; population 23,291 (est. 2008).

    • adjective

      relating to or characteristic of the city of Boston, the capital of the US state of Massachusetts, or its inhabitants:
    • noun

      a native or inhabitant of the city of Boston, capital of the US state of Massachusetts:
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