What does Lazarus mean?

Definitions for Lazarus
ˈlæz ər əslazarus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lazarusnoun

    the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death

  2. Lazarusnoun

    the diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar


  1. Lazarusverb

    To rescue a dying person.

  2. Lazarusverb

    To raise from the dead.

  3. Lazarusnoun

    A man, the brother of Mary and Martha, brought back to life by Jesus after being in the tomb for four days.

  4. Lazarusnoun

    A beggar in a parable told by Jesus Christ.

  5. Lazarusnoun

    A man, the brother of Mary and Martha, who according to the New Testament Gospel of John was brought back to life by Jesus after being entombed for four days.

  6. Lazarusnoun

    A beggar mentioned in a parable told by Jesus Christ as related in the New Testament Gospel of Luke.

  7. Lazarusnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

  8. Etymology: Via Lazarus, from Λάζαρος, the New Testament Greek form of Secunda אלעזר, literally “El has helped”; see.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lazarus

    The game at cards, called also blind-hookey and snogo.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lazarus

    A military order instituted at Jerusalem by the Christians of the West, when they were masters of the Holy Land. They received pilgrims under their care, and guarded them on the roads from the insults of the Mohammedans. This order was instituted in the year 1119, and was confirmed by a bull of Pope Alexander IV. in 1255, who gave it the rule of St. Augustine.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lazarus is ranked #7541 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lazarus surname appeared 4,410 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Lazarus.

    83.2% or 3,670 total occurrences were White.
    6.6% or 295 total occurrences were Black.
    3.9% or 173 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.5% or 158 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 104 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.2% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lazarus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lazarus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Lazarus in a Sentence

  1. Francis Rooney:

    We've been given this Lazarus moment to rise from the ashes and change the direction of the country, if we fail on the first one out, I think it really sets our conference back and the President back.

  2. Mo Brooks:

    Just call me a modern-day Lazarus.

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    • A. obligate
    • B. distinguish
    • C. attend
    • D. interrupt

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