Definitions for judithˈdʒu dɪθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a Jewish woman who saved her town from the besieging Assyrian army by cutting off the head of its commander, Holofernes, while he slept.
a book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name.
Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
Judith, Book of Judith(noun)
an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
A book of the Old Testament of some Christian Bibles; a book of the Vulgate Apocrypha.
The protagonist of the book of Judith.
A wife of Esau.
Origin: From "woman from Judea, Jewess"
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.