Definitions for JEWdʒu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jew, Hebrew, Israelite(noun)

    a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties


  1. Jew(n.)

    An adherent of Judaism.

  2. Origin: [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Yhdh Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic.]


  1. Jew(Noun)

    An adherent of Judaism.

  2. Jew(Noun)

    A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew).

  3. jew(Verb)

    To bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.

  4. Origin: From the stereotype of Jews as scheming merchants. Compare gyp, from gypsy, and welsh, from Welsh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jew(noun)

    originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite

  2. Origin: [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Yhdh Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jew

    jōō, n. an inhabitant of Judea: a Hebrew or Israelite: opprobriously used for a usurer, miser, &c.:—fem. Jew′ess.—v.t. and v.i. (coll.) to overreach: cheat.—n. Jew′-bait′ing, the persecuting of Jews.—adj. Jew′ish, belonging to the Jews.—adv. Jew′ishly.—ns. Jew′ishness; Jew's′-ear, a fungus that grows on the elder, and bears some resemblance to the human ear; Jew's' frank′incense, the balsam known as benzoin or gum storax, often used as an incense; Jew's′-harp, a small harp-shaped musical instrument played between the teeth by striking a spring with the finger; Jew's′-mall′ow, a plant much cultivated as a pot-herb by the Jews in Syria; Jew's′-myr′tle, the prickly-leaved plant Ruscus aculeatus; Jew's′-pitch, asphaltum; Jew's′-stone, the fossil spine of a large echinus or sea hedgehog.—Jew's eye, in proverb 'Worth a Jew's eye,' something of high value—from the custom of torturing Jews for money; Jews' houses, in Cornwall, the name given to prehistoric miners' dwellings.—Wandering Jew (see Wander). [O. Fr. Juis—L. Judæus—Gr. Ioudaios—Heb. Yehūdāh, Judah.]


  1. Jewish people

    The Jews, also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious and ethno-cultural group descended from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East and originating from the historical kingdoms of Israel and Judah. According to the Hebrew Bible narrative, Jewish ancestry is traced back to the Biblical patriarchs such as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the Biblical matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel, who lived in Canaan around the 18th century BCE. Jacob and his family migrated to Ancient Egypt after being invited to live with Joseph in the Land of Goshen region by Pharaoh himself. The patriarchs' descendants were later enslaved until the Exodus led by Moses, which is commonly dated to the 13th century BCE. Historically, Jews have descended mostly from the tribes of Judah and Simeon, and partially from the tribes of Benjamin and Levi, who had all together formed the ancient Kingdom of Judah.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JEW' in Nouns Frequency: #1701


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of JEW in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of JEW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Golda Meir:

    Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

  2. Ariel Sharon:

    By the end of 2005 there will not be a single Jew left in the Gaza Strip.

  3. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    Jesus was common Jew of his own age with human parents. He was his own male Christ.

  4. Claudia Christian:

    Apparently I’ve been typecast in science fiction: I’m a Russian bisexual telepathic Jew.

  5. Pamela Geller:

    Jew-haters have been running anti-Semitic and anti-Israel ads on buses for years. We are responding.

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