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ˈreɪ tʃəlRachel

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  1. Rachelnoun

    (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin


  1. Rachelnoun

    Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.

  2. Rachelnoun

    A female given name from Hebrew.

    Rachel is another modest, nun-like name, of the same order as Judith, and has the appropriate signification of a lamb.

  3. Rachelnoun

    A census-designated place in Nevada, United States; named for the first baby born in the town.

  4. Rachelnoun

    A census-designated place in West Virginia, United States; named for the daughter of a local mine owner.

  5. Etymology: From Late Latin Rachel, from Ancient Greek Ῥαχήλ (Rhakhḗl), from Biblical Hebrew רָחֵל (rakhél, " ewe").


  1. Rachel

    Rachel (Hebrew: רָחֵל‎, romanized: Rāḥêl, lit. 'ewe') was a Biblical figure, the favorite of Jacob's two wives, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, two of the twelve progenitors of the tribes of Israel. Rachel's father was Laban. Her older sister was Leah, Jacob's first wife; their mother was Adinah. Her aunt Rebecca was Jacob's mother.


  1. Rachel

    Rachel as described in the Bible, is the favorite wife of Jacob, one of the three Biblical Patriarchs, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Leah, Jacob's first wife. Jacob was her first cousin, and she was the youngest niece of Rebekah.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Rachel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4115

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rachel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rachel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. The CDC and the FDA:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Chris Cuomo after the meeting.The virtual meeting Monday evening lasted for an hour as Pfizer presented data. Top health officials were present, including Anthony Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Chief Science Officer of the Biden administration's Covid-19 response team Dr. David Kessler.Read More.

  2. David Frankel:

    We started negotiating with Annie to make a deal, and that didn't go well with the studio.... We offered it to Rachel McAdams three times. The studio was determined to have her, and she was determined not to do it.

  3. Michael Kelly:

    [In season 4] I try to put in this layer of [Doug] being somewhat vulnerable from what happened with Rachel, i think that's something he's always going to carry with him.

  4. Chris Harrison:

    What I now realize I have done is cause harm by wrongly speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism, and for that I am so deeply sorry. I also apologize to my friend Rachel Lindsay for not listening to her better on a topic she has a first-hand understanding of, and humbly thank the members of Bachelor Nation who have reached out to me to hold me accountable, i promise to do better.

  5. Alexander Vindman:

    President Donald Trump just continually put Alex's name out there -- President Donald Trump seemed to be a little bit obsessed with it, and President Donald Trump would, you know, continually remark on Rachel Vindman, and I think by constantly saying President Donald Trump name, by telegraphing it to President Donald Trump supporters, that President Donald Trump put -- President Donald Trump continued to put us in danger by continuing to say our name.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. commensal
    • B. bibulous
    • C. repugnant
    • D. inexpiable

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