Definitions for jonahˈdʒoʊ nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jo•nahˈdʒoʊ nə(n.)

  1. a Minor Prophet who, for his impiety, was thrown overboard from his ship and swallowed by a large fish, remaining in its belly for three days before being cast up onto the shore unharmed.

    Category: Bible

  2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.

    Category: Bible

  3. a person or thing regarded as bringing bad luck.

Jo`nah•esque′(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jonah(noun)

    (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land

  2. jonah, jinx(noun)

    a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him

  3. Jonah, Book of Jonah(noun)

    a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale

Wiktionary

  1. Jonah(ProperNoun)

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  2. Jonah(ProperNoun)

    A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.

  3. Jonah(ProperNoun)

    A person who brings a ship bad luck.

  4. Jonah(ProperNoun)

    Any person or object which is deemed to cause bad luck; a jinx.

  5. Origin: From יונה ("dove").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jonah(noun)

    the Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious

Freebase

  1. Jonah

    Jonah is the name given in the Hebrew Bible to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BC, the eponymous central character in the Book of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a fish or a whale, depending on translation. The Biblical story of Jonah is also repeated, with a few notable differences, in the Qur'an.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jonah

    a Hebrew prophet, who, born in Gathhepher, belonged to the northern kingdom of Israel; prophesied in the reign of Jeroboam II., and whose special mission it was, at the bidding of the Lord, to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh; his book, which records his mission and the story of it, written apparently, as by God's dealings with the Ninevites he had himself been, to admonish the Jews that the heathen nations whom they regarded as God's enemies were as much the objects of His mercy as themselves.

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