What does Hebrew mean?

Definitions for Hebrew
ˈhi bruHe·brew

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hebrew(noun)

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

  2. Jew, Hebrew, Israelite(adj)

    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, Hebrew(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews

    "the old Hebrew prophets"

  4. Hebraic, Hebraical, Hebrew(adj)

    of or relating to the language of the Hebrews

    "Hebrew vowels"

Wiktionary

  1. Hebrew(Noun)

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

  2. Hebrew(Noun)

    A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.

  3. Hebrew(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.

  4. Hebrew(ProperNoun)

    The Semitic language spoken by the Hebrew people.

  5. Hebrew(ProperNoun)

    The writing system used in Hebrew language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hebrew(noun)

    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. Hebrew(noun)

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

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

  3. Hebrew(adj)

    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  

How to pronounce Hebrew?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Hebrew in sign language?

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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. Peter Dawson:

    I thought 'What will this be like? Will I go walk into a meeting and half the people will be speaking Hebrew?'.

  2. Morris Pollard:

    I suddenly found myself confronting a community in which racism and bigotry were acceptable social practices, i was never able to establish friendships in my neighborhoods and was compelled to spend most of my time around the city's Hebrew Day School, where I felt at least physically safe and emotionally protected.

  3. Joshua Landis:

    Many of them are from rural Ethiopia, they speak Amharic and dialect, the vast majority were very slow to learn Hebrew because they were older. The younger generation does, but even 50 % of the younger generation don't graduate from high school.

  4. Greg Kondrak:

    It turned out that over 80 per cent of the words were in a Hebrew dictionary, but we didn’t know if they made sense together.

  5. Jordan Silverman:

    Jordan Silverman categorically denies engaging in any inappropriate or illegal contact with children at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Images & Illustrations of Hebrew

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  • 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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