What does Hebrew mean?

Definitions for Hebrew
ˈhi bruHe·brew

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Hebrew.

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

  2. Hebrew(noun)

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

  3. Hebrew(adj)

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

  4. Origin: [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?

  1. Alex
    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. Heinrich Heine:

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

  2. Larry Sanders:

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

  3. Peter Dawson:

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

  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. 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.

Images & Illustrations of Hebrew

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