I UK [səˈlɑːm] / US [səˈlɑm] noun [countable]
Word forms "salaam":
singular salaam plural salaams
a greeting used by Muslim people for showing respect

II UK [səˈlɑːm] / US [səˈlɑm] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "salaam":
present tense I/you/we/they salaam he/she/it salaams present participle salaaming past tense salaamed past participle salaamed
to show respect for someone by greeting them with the Muslim custom of bending forward at the waist and putting your hand on your forehead

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  • salaam — [sə läm′] n. [Ar salām, health, peace; akin to Heb shalom, peace] 1. a greeting (lit., “peace”) used among Muslims: in full salaam aleikum [ä lī′koom΄], “peace (be) to you” (Ar salām ʿ alaykum) 2. in the Near East, India, etc., a greeting or… …   English World dictionary

  • Salaam — Sa*laam (s[.a]*l[aum]m ), n. Same as {Salam}. [1913 Webster] Finally, Josiah might have made his salaam to the exciseman just as he was folding up that letter. Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salaam — ► NOUN ▪ a gesture of greeting or respect in Arabic speaking and Muslim countries, consisting of a low bow of the head and body with the hand or fingers touching the forehead. ► VERB ▪ make a salaam. ORIGIN from an Arabic phrase meaning «peace be …   English terms dictionary

  • Salaam — Sa*laam , v. i. To make or perform a salam. [1913 Webster] I have salaamed and kowtowed to him. H. James. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salaam — Muslim greeting, 1610s, from Arabic salam (also in Urdu, Persian), lit. peace (Cf. Heb. shalom); in full, (as)salam alaikum peace be upon you, from base of salima he was safe (Cf. ISLAM (Cf. Islam), MUSLIM (Cf. Muslim)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Salaam — Salām (Salam, Salaam) may refer to: *the Arabic for peace , see S L M ** As Salam is one of the 99 names of God in the Qur an *As Salamu Alaykum a standard Islamic greetingAs a given name*Saeb Salam *Mohammed Ahmed Salam *Mullah Salam *Salaam bin …   Wikipedia

  • salaam — /səˈlam / (say suh lahm) noun 1. (a greeting exchanged between Muslims.) 2. (chiefly among Muslims) a very low bow or obeisance, especially with the palm of the right hand placed on the forehead. –verb (i) 3. to salute someone with a salaam. 4.… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • salaam — I. noun Etymology: Arabic salām, literally, peace Date: 1611 1. an obeisance performed by bowing very low and placing the right palm on the forehead 2. a salutation or ceremonial greeting in the East II. verb Date: 1693 transitive verb to greet… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Salaam — (en vert) et Shalom (en bleu) signifient paix en arabe et en hébreu. Salam est un mot …   Wikipédia en Français

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