What does Moses mean?

Definitions for Mosesˈmoʊ zɪz, -zɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Moses(noun)

    (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai

  2. Moses, Grandma Moses, Anna Mary Robertson Moses(noun)

    United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)


  1. Moses(ProperNoun)

    The patriarch who led the slaved Jews out of Egypt, brother of Aaron and Miriam in the Book of Exodus.

    Moses supposes his toeses are roses,But Moses supposes erroneously,Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses,As Moses supposes his toeses to be! (Singin' in the Rain)

  2. Moses(ProperNoun)


  3. Origin: From the Μωϋσῆς from the משה

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moses(noun)

    a large flatboat, used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship


  1. Moses

    Moses was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, and Baha'i scripture, a religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is the most important prophet in Judaism; he is also an important prophet in Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other faiths. The existence of Moses as well as the veracity of the Exodus story are disputed amongst archaeologists and Egyptologists, with experts in the field of biblical criticism citing logical inconsistencies, new archaeological evidence, historical evidence, and related origin myths in Canaanite culture. Other historians maintain that the biographical details and Egyptian background attributed to Moses imply the existence of an historical political and religious leader who was involved in the consolidation of the Hebrew tribes in Canaan towards the end of the Bronze Age. According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Children of Israel, were increasing in numbers and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they might help Egypt's enemies. Moses' Hebrew mother, Jochebed, hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed, and the child was adopted as a foundling by the Egyptian royal family. After killing an Egyptian slavemaster, Moses fled across the Red Sea to Midian, where he encountered the God of Israel in the form of a "burning bush". God sent Moses back to Egypt to request the release of the Israelites. After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Moses

    the great Hebrew law-giver, under whose leadership the Jews achieved their emancipation from the bondage of Egypt, and began to assert themselves as an independent people among the nations of the earth; in requiring of the people the fear of God and the observance of His commandments, he laid the national life on a sure basis, and he was succeeded by a race of prophets who from age to age reminded the people that in regard or disregard for what he required of them depended their prosperity or their ruin as a nation, of which from their extreme obduracy they had again and again to be admonished.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moses in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harry S Truman:

    How far would have Moses gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt

  2. Harry S. Truman:

    How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    I believe Moses was 80 when God first commissioned him for public service.

  4. The NBA:

    We are stunned and deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer Moses Malone, an NBA legend gone far too soon.

  5. Golda Meir:

    Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil

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