Definitions for "Haman"
Anti-Semitic figure in the story of Purim. When his name is mentioned during Purim festivities, children shake graggers (noise-makers) to drown out the sound of his name.
Villain of the Purim story, who plotted to kill Mordechai on a 50-cubit high gallows as well as bring about the destruction of the Jewish people as a whole.
The villain of the story of Purim.
In the Qur'an, Haman was a notable companion of Firaun the pharaoh in Moses' time, whom he asked to build him a tower so he could go up to the heavens and try to see the god of Moses, in whom he disbelieved. His efforts only led to ruin.