Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Hebrew

He′brew

,
Noun.
[F.
Hébreu
, L.
Hebraeus
, Gr. [GREEK], fr. Heb.
’ibhrī
.]
1.
An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.
There came one that had escaped and told Abram the
Hebrew
.
Gen. xiv. 13.
2.
The language of the Hebrews; – one of the Semitic family of languages.

He′brew

,
Adj.
Of or pertaining to the Hebrews;
as, the
Hebrew
language or rites
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hebrew

HE'BREW

,
Noun.
[Heb. Eber, either a proper name, or a name denoting passage, pilgrimage, or coming from beyond the Euphrates.]
One of the descendants of Eber, or Heber; but particularly, a descendant of Jacob, who was a descendant of Eber; an Israelite; a Jew.
1.
The Hebrew language.

HE'BREW

,
Adj.
Pertaining to the Hebrews; as the Hebrew language or rites.

Definition 2021


Hebrew

Hebrew

English

Alternative forms

  • Ebrew (obsolete)

Adjective

Hebrew (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.

Synonyms

See also

Translations

Noun

Hebrew (plural Hebrews)

  1. A member or descendant of a Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  2. A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.

Derived terms

Translations

Proper noun

Hebrew

  1. The Semitic language spoken by the Hebrew people.
  2. The writing system used in Hebrew language.

Derived terms

Translations

Hyponyms

See also

References

  • Hebrew” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • Hebrew” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "Hebrew" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.