What does Luther mean?

Definitions for Luther
ˈlu θərluther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Luther, Martin Luthernoun

    German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546)


  1. Luthernoun

    from Middle English luthier "lute player".

  2. Luthernoun

    Martin Luther, German monk and theologian whose teaching inspired the Reformation

  3. Luthernoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, originally in honor of Martin Luther.

  4. Luthernoun

    A surname of English speakers who descend from German immigrants.

  5. Luthernoun

    A city and town in Iowa.

  6. Luthernoun

    A village in Michigan.

  7. Luthernoun

    An unincorporated community in Montana.

  8. Luthernoun

    A town in Oklahoma.


  1. luther

    Luther can refer to several things, including: 1. Martin Luther: A German theologian in the 16th century who played a crucial role in the Protestant Reformation. He is known for his 95 Theses, which criticized the Catholic Church's indulgences and sparked a religious revolution. 2. Lutheranism: The branch of Protestant Christianity that follows the teachings of Martin Luther. 3. Luther (TV series): A British crime drama television series starring Idris Elba as the titular character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. 4. Luther (name): A given name or surname deriving from Germanic name Leuthar, composed of the elements "liut" meaning people and "heri" meaning army. Note that context would determine which 'Luther' is being referred to.


  1. Luther

    Luther is a 1961 play by John Osborne depicting the life of Martin Luther, one of the instigators of the Protestant Reformation. Albert Finney created the role of Luther, which he performed at with the English Stage Company at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris, the Holland Festival, the Royal Court Theatre, London, the Phoenix Theatre, London, and the St. James Theatre, New York. The original West End run at the Phoenix ended in March 1962, after 239 performances there, when Finney had to leave the cast to fulfill a contractual obligation with a film company.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Luther is ranked #2589 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Luther surname appeared 13,906 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Luther.

    88.1% or 12,255 total occurrences were White.
    3.7% or 515 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 334 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 289 total occurrences were Asian.
    2% or 278 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.7% or 236 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. ruleth

  2. hurtle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Luther in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Luther in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Luther in a Sentence

  1. CJ Pearson:

    We live in a world that has popularized Black people showing the same hate towards white people that people like Martin Luther King Jr. died fighting to overcome. It’s sad. Sad as hell.

  2. Alexander MacLaren:

    The grace of God, says Luther, is like a flying summer shower. It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It's an honor in terms of Martin Luther King, we're dedicating the record to the late, great Martin Luther King.

  4. Martin Luther King:

    Diversity is so much more than race, sophomore Mia Ashley toldl the school paper. Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of things like that. the context is the spirit of Martin Luther King message, Martin Luther King said. Martin Luther King was very inclusive because he loved the human family. It was based on a timeless foundation, so I am glad that they have decided to have the quote displayed.

  5. Jim Clyburn:

    So today I denounce the words of Rep. Iowa Rep. Steve King and I do so invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who if would have been allowed to live, would be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr 90th birthday tomorrow, dr. King counseled that we are going to be made to repent, not just with the hateful words and deeds of bad people but for the appalling silence of good people.'.

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    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    • A. inspire
    • B. depend
    • C. attend
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