Definitions for Judithˈdʒu dɪθ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Judith

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ju•dithˈdʒu dɪθ(n.)

  1. a Jewish woman who saved her town from the besieging Assyrian army by cutting off the head of its commander, Holofernes, while he slept.

    Category: Bible

  2. a book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name.

    Category: Bible

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Judith(noun)

    Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes

  2. Judith, Book of Judith(noun)

    an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people

Wiktionary

  1. Judith(ProperNoun)

    A book of the Old Testament of some Christian Bibles; a book of the Vulgate Apocrypha.

  2. Judith(ProperNoun)

    The protagonist of the book of Judith.

  3. Judith(ProperNoun)

    A wife of Esau.

  4. Origin: From "woman from Judea, Jewess"

Freebase

  1. Judith

    Judith was Judy Collins' best-selling album from 1975. It peaked at No 17 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. It includes Collins' hit recording of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns", as well as material by Steve Goodman, Jimmy Webb, the Rolling Stones, and the standard "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" Allmusic stated in their review: "Judith's high points are sublime, but the low points are just sorry enough to mark this as a turning point toward one of the less-distinguished periods of Collins' career."

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Judith

    a wealthy, beautiful, and pious Jewish widow who, as recorded in one of the books of the Apocrypha called after her, entered, with only a single maid as attendant, the camp of the Assyrian army under Holofernes, that lay investing Bethulia, her native place; won the confidence of the chief, persuaded him to drink while alone with him in his tent till he was brutally intoxicated, cut off his head, and making good her escape, suspended it from the walls of the place, with the issue of the utter rout of his army by a sally of the townsfolk.

Translation

Find a translation for the Judith definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Judith definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Judith." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 1 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Judith>.

Are we missing a good definition for Judith?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Judith: