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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Matthew, Saint Matthew, St. Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, St. Matthew the Apostle, Levinoun

    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel

  2. Matthew, Gospel According to Matthewnoun

    one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount


  1. Matthewnoun

    of biblical origin.

  2. Matthewnoun

    Matthew the Evangelist, one of the twelve disciples. A publican or tax-collector at Capernaum and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Matthew.

  3. Matthewnoun

    The Gospel of St. Matthew, the first book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the first of the four gospels, a book attributed to Matthew the Evangelist.

  4. Etymology: From earlier Matheu, from Matthaeus, from Ματθαῖος, from מתתיהו, מתיתיהו, meaning "gift of the Lord; gift of Yahweh; gift of Jehovah".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Matthew

    a publican, by the Sea of Tiberias, who being called became a disciple and eventually an apostle of Christ; generally represented in Christian art as an old man with a large flowing beard, often occupied in writing his gospel, with an angel standing by.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Matthew' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3858

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Matthew' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2594

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Matthew in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Matthew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Matthew in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Long:

    Matthew Falder thought he wouldn’t be caught, he would stop at nothing to exploit (the victims), to make them feel sad, humiliated and unhappy. Ultimately that has devastated some people’s lives.

  2. Pat Toomey:

    With today's decision by Judge Matthew Brann, Matthew Brann, to dismiss the President Trump campaign's lawsuit, President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania.

  3. Alena Yarmosky:

    Matthew Rushin was sentenced for 50 years, despite sentencing guidelines that call for a sentence of 2 years 7 months up to 6 years 4 months, governor Northam conditional pardon aligns Mr. Rushin's sentence with these sentencing guidelines.

  4. Matthew Kennedy:

    It didn't really make sense, a better example of a user would be' Matthew Kennedy residents with internet access' or' one of the 89 million followers of Trump's former Twitter account.'.

  5. Matthew Haines:

    I'm thoroughly disgusted with it, it is an infringement on my rights as Matthew Haines.

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