Definitions for jeremiahˌdʒɛr əˈmaɪ ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Jer•e•mi•ahˌdʒɛr əˈmaɪ ə(n.)
a Major Prophet of the 6th and 7th centuries b .c .
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Jer.
(Old Testament) an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC)
Jeremiah, Book of Jeremiah(noun)
a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.
An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
of biblical origin.
Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, etc.
Origin: From ירמיה.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Hebrew prophet, born at Anathoth, a priestly city 3 m. N. of Jerusalem, where, after his removal thither, he spent as a prophet the greater part of his life, viz., from 629 to 588 B.C.; his prophecy was a lifelong protest against the iniquity and folly of his countrymen, and was conceived in bitter foreboding of the hopeless ruin they were bringing down upon their heads; his faithfulness offended friend and foe alike, and more than one plot was laid against his life, which was one of ever-deepening sadness and one long wail over the ruin of the country he so loved; he lived to see the issue of his prediction in the captivity of the people, though he did not go into captivity with them, the conqueror having allowed him to remain as he wished; he appears to have died in Egypt; he was the author of "Lamentations," and it is thought of sundry of the Psalms. See Hebrew Prophecy.