What does moses mean?

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ˈmoʊ zɪz, -zɪsmoses

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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)

    The pharaonic patriarch who led the slaved Hebrews out of Egypt, the brother of Aaron and Miriam described in the Book of Exodus and the Quran.

  3. Moses(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Hebrew.

  4. Moses(ProperNoun)

    A surname​.

  5. Moses(ProperNoun)

    A dialect of the Columbia-Wenatchi language

  6. Moses(ProperNoun)

    pseudonym for Harriet Tubman

  7. Origin: From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς ( Mōüsês ) , from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה‎ ( mōše ) . Further etymology is unclear, but it may have come from Ancient Egyptian.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. moses

    A flat-bottomed boat used in the West Indies for bringing off hogsheads of sugar; it is termed single or double, according to its size.

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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

Examples of moses in a Sentence

  1. John Fredericksen:

    The age of Grace began in mid-Acts, after the conversion of the Apostle Paul. It is through his letters alone that we learn about the dispensation of Grace, about Israel being set aside, with Jew and Gentile being saved into the Body of Christ. It was Paul who taught 'all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses' (Acts 2121). It was also Paul who proclaimed the forgiveness of sins 'to all who would believe' in Christ, adding that 'ye could not be justified by the law of Moses' (Acts 1338-39). The measuring rod of grace tells us that the age of Grace began with Paul, then continued through those who were saved and subsequently carried on His God-given doctrines of grace.

  2. 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

  3. Sigmund Freud, Letter to Carl Jung, January 17, 1909:

    We are certainly getting ahead; if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

  4. Hubert Nienhoff:

    Look at the ancient Greek and Roman stadiums -- they're very much in the middle of the city, but in the last 50 years, Moses Mabhiba Stadium became something that was not really integrated, they were built outside the cities. They were for people who went there perhaps once a week for an event.

  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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