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ˈaɪ zəkisaac

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Isaacnoun

    (Old Testament) the second patriarch; son of Abraham and Sarah who was offered by Abraham as a sacrifice to God; father of Jacob and Esau


  1. Isaacnoun

    The son of Abraham and Sarah, father of Esau and Jacob, from whom the Hebrew people trace their descent.

  2. Etymology: From יִצְחָק (Yitzchak or Yitzhak), meaning "laughed; laughter" (since his mother Sarah laughed when told she was pregnant at her old age).


  1. isaac

    Isaac was one of the patriarchs of the Abrahamic faiths.


  1. isaac

    Isaac is a male given name derived from the Hebrew "Yitzhaq" which means "he will laugh or he will rejoice". This name is most known from the biblical character, Isaac, who was the son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob and Esau in the Old Testament. It's a popular name in many Western countries. Isaac can also refer to individuals with that name, particularly in a historical or well-known context, such as Sir Isaac Newton, the renowned physicist and mathematician.


  1. Isaac

    Isaac as described in the Hebrew Bible and the Qur'an, was the only son Abraham had with his wife Sarah, and was the father of Jacob and Esau. Isaac was one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born, and Sarah was beyond childbearing years. Isaac was the only biblical patriarch whose name was not changed, and the only one who did not leave Canaan. Compared to those of Abraham and Jacob, Isaac's story relates fewer incidents of his life. He died when he was 180 years old, making him the longest-lived patriarch.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Isaac

    a Hebrew patriarch, son of Abraham, born to him when he was old; a mild man with no great force of character, and a contrast to Ishmael, his half-brother; lived to a great age.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ISAAC

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Isaac is ranked #1898 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Isaac surname appeared 18,903 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Isaac.

    40.4% or 7,648 total occurrences were White.
    40% or 7,578 total occurrences were Black.
    9.5% or 1,801 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.4% or 834 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.8% or 546 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.6% or 493 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Isaac in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Isaac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Isaac in a Sentence

  1. Renata Espinoza:

    I felt like she had just taken something from us, she had just taken justice from us. From Isaac Espinoza.Renata. Isaac Espinoza.Renata was only thinking of Isaac Espinoza.Renata. I couldn't understand why. I was in disbelief that Isaac Espinoza.Renata had gone on and already made Isaac Espinoza.Renata decision to not seek the death penalty for my husband.

  2. Robel Tekleab:

    It was as if he was a member of our family. Isaac really admired the President, and we talked about how dear he was to him, he talked about Isaac's kids and he gave them encouragement. It was very close, very intimate.

  3. DKD_Werbung:

    Edmund McMillen, you little fucker. you made a shit of piece with your trash Isaac. I will become back my money. I hope you will in your next time a cow, on a trash farm you sucker.

  4. George III:

    They read the Bible. They read Isaac Watts hymns. They read the Catechism. They were instilling in them, you actually had to be able to read to be able to understand some of these documents along the way. This is a very, very literate society.

  5. Steve Alm:

    The allegations in this case are heinous beyond description, and we will hold Lehua Kalua and Isaac Kalua accountable for their alleged crimes against this defenseless child.

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