What does Hebrew mean?

Definitions for Hebrew
ˈhi bruHe·brew

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hebrewnoun

    the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel

  2. Jew, Hebrew, Israeliteadjective

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

  3. Hebraic, Hebraical, Hebrewadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews

    "the old Hebrew prophets"

  4. Hebraic, Hebraical, Hebrewadjective

    of or relating to the language of the Hebrews

    "Hebrew vowels"

Wiktionary

  1. Hebrewnoun

    A member or descendant of a Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

  2. Hebrewnoun

    A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.

  3. Hebrewadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.

  4. Hebrewnoun

    The Semitic language spoken by the Hebrew people.

  5. Hebrewnoun

    The writing system used in Hebrew language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hebrewnoun

    an appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew

    Etymology: [F. Hbreu, L. Hebraeus, Gr. , fr. Heb. 'ibhr.]

  2. Hebrewnoun

    the language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages

    Etymology: [F. Hbreu, L. Hebraeus, Gr. , fr. Heb. 'ibhr.]

  3. Hebrewadjective

    of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites

    Etymology: [F. Hbreu, L. Hebraeus, Gr. , fr. Heb. 'ibhr.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hebrew

    hē′brōō, n. one of the descendants of Abraham, who emigrated from beyond the Euphrates into Palestine: an Israelite, a Jew: the language of the Hebrews (fem. Hē′brewess, B.): (coll.) unintelligible speech.—adj. relating to the Hebrews.—adjs. Hebrā′ic, -al, relating to the Hebrews or to their language.—adv. Hebrā′ically, after the manner of the Hebrew language: from right to left.—n. Hebrā′icism.—v.t. Hē′braise, to express as in Hebrew: to conform or incline to Hebrew ideals.—ns. Hē′braiser; Hē′braism, a Hebrew idiom; Hē′braist, one skilled in Hebrew.—adjs. Hebraist′ic, -al, of or like Hebrew.—adv. Hebraist′ically.—n. Hē′brewism. [O. Fr. Ebreu—L. Hebræus—Gr. Hebraios—Heb. ‛ibrî, lit. 'one from the other side (of the river).']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hebrew

    a Semitic language, the ancient language of the Jews, and that in which the Old Testament is written, the words of which, as indeed of others of the same stock, are derived from triliteral roots, and the verb in which has no present tense, only a past and a future, convertible, moreover, into one another.

Editors Contribution

  1. Hebrew

    Language. Hebrew is derived from Heber, a man in the line of Shem. It was not until Abraham that the first Hebrew (and thus the Hebraic language entered the land of Canaanitic.

    Submitted by rinat on June 17, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hebrew in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hebrew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hebrew in a Sentence

  1. Ianir Milevski:

    We have no writing during that period so we know little about them, we do not know what language they spoke but we assume it was an early Semitic language, from which Babylonian and Akkadian evolved and later also Hebrew and Arabic.

  2. Larry Sanders:

    He could read a prayer in Hebrew, but not with a great deal of understanding.

  3. Princess Leia Lucas:

    My (Hebrew) name and history are As Real As The Royalty I Come From. I'm full of it, and a true Hamburger as well. My Mixed Mutt DNA includes the names: Stewart, Romanov, Grimaldi, Hassan, Kahn, Khan, Borjigin, Chakri, Nassau... and a few surprises, such as Lucas, Disney, Hyde, Hoover, Turner, Brennan, Colby, Hayden, Schlesinger, Gates, Helms,...Fisher, Ford... LOVE YOU GUYS! - From your very own: Princess, Countess...

  4. Greg Kondrak:

    That was surprising, and just saying ‘this is Hebrew’ is the first step. The next step is how do we decipher it.

  5. Heinrich Heine:

    Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.

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  • Scotty Sharon
    These definitions are completely incorrect. Jewish means people of the Tribe of Judah. Hebrew writing system has been around for a lot longer than people think. June of 1860 an armature archaeologist by the name of David Wyrick found a wedge shaped stone buried in twelve to fourteen inches of dirt in a pit adjacent to some Hopewell earthworks in what is now known as Newark Ohio. The most fascinating thing about this stone wedge is the fact that it had Hebrew inscriptions on each of its four sides. Do the research before posting lies and calling it a Word Definition. 
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