Definitions for: Jew


[n] a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties



Webster (1913) Definition: Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ?
the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y?h?d[=a]h Judah,
son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic.]
Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah;
after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of
the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.

Jew's frankincense, gum styrax, or benzoin.

Jew's mallow (Bot.), an annual herb (Corchorus olitorius)
cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India
for its fiber.

Jew's pitch, asphaltum; bitumen.

The Wandering Jew, an imaginary personage, who, for his
cruelty to the Savior during his passion, is doomed to
wander on the earth till Christ's second coming.

Synonyms: Hebrew, Israelite

See Also: Christ, Conservative Jew, Deliverer, Good Shepherd, human, hymie, individual, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Jewess, Jewry, kike, Lot, mortal, Orthodox Jew, person, Pharisee, Redeemer, Reform Jew, Savior, Saviour, somebody, someone, soul, Wandering Jew, Zionist

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