Jorum
Jorum Jo"rum, n. [Perh. corrupted fr. jorden an earthen pot.] A large drinking vessel; also, its contents. [Colloq. Eng.] --Forby. [1913 Webster]

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  • jorum — [jō′rəm, jôr′əm] n. [prob. after Joram (2 Sam. 8:10), bringer of silver vessels < Heb Yōrām] 1. a large drinking bowl 2. the amount of liquor that it holds …   English World dictionary

  • jorum — /jawr euhm, johr /, n. 1. a large bowl or container for holding drink. 2. the contents of such a container: a jorum of punch. 3. a great quantity. [1720 30; said to be named after Joram, who brought silver, gold, and brass bowls to David (2… …   Universalium

  • jorum — /ˈdʒɔrəm/ (say jawruhm) noun a large bowl or vessel for holding drink, or its contents: a jorum of punch. {said to be named after Joram, who, in the Bible, brought to David vessels of silver, gold, and brass. See II Samuel 8:10} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jorum — noun Etymology: perhaps from Joram in the Bible who “brought with him vessels of silver” (2 Samuel 8:10 Authorized Version) Date: 1730 a large drinking vessel or its contents …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jorum — noun a) a large vessel for drinking b) the contents or quantity of the contents of such a vessel …   Wiktionary

  • jorum — n. large drinking bowl; container for holding drink; contents of such bowl or container (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jorum — [ dʒɔ:rəm] noun historical a large bowl or jug for serving drinks. Origin C18: perh. from Joram (2 Sam. 8:10), who ‘brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold’ to King David …   English new terms dictionary

  • jorum — jo·rum …   English syllables

  • jorum — jo•rum [[t]ˈdʒɔr əm, ˈdʒoʊr [/t]] n. 1) a large bowl or container for drink 2) the contents of such a container • Etymology: 1720–30; said to be after Joram, who brought silver, gold, and brass bowls to David (2 Samuel 8:10) …   From formal English to slang

  • jorum —   n. large bowl containing drink; its contents …   Dictionary of difficult words

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