Definitions for: Judas


[n] a one-way peephole in a door
[n] someone who betrays under the guise of friendship
[n] (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
[n] (New Testament) supposed brother of St James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless



Webster (1913) Definition: Ju"das, n.
The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous
person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. --
a. Treacherous; betraying.

Judas hole, a peephole or secret opening for spying.

Judas kiss, a deceitful and treacherous kiss.

Judas tree (Bot.), a leguminous tree of the genus Cercis,
with pretty, rose-colored flowers in clusters along the
branches. Judas is said to have hanged himself on a tree
of this genus (C. Siliquastrum). C. Canadensis and {C.
occidentalis} are the American species, and are called
also redbud.

Synonyms: Judas Iscariot, Jude, Saint Jude, St Jude, Thaddaeus

See Also: Apostle, betrayer, double-crosser, double-dealer, peephole, spyhole, traitor, two-timer

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Famous Quotes Containing Judas:


To some people heavy metal is Motorhead and to others it's Judas Priest.

-- Glenn Danzig (American Musician)

I think we all appreciate it now just how lucky we are to be in a band like Judas Priest.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

But this is what I want to do, and it is what I will continue doing until Judas Priest finishes, which, at the moment, I can't see that yet. It could be three years or five years, who knows?

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

It'll be basically a live album, but it will also include songs, Judas Priest songs, the audience have never heard before, because we felt we wanted to give the kids something else, something they haven't already bought.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

There are right and wrong reasons for doing solo projects, and this album was done for the right reasons. At the time there was no Judas Priest and I certainly wasn't going to hang my hat up on my musical career.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

We love not just Judas Priest music, but we love heavy metal and we love to get out on that stage every night and perform. It's a joy to be able to do it.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

Judas heard all Christ's sermons.

-- Thomas Goodwin (English Clergyman)

It was about working with other musicians, but more than that it's about exploring musical areas that you could never do with the band you're in, in my case Judas Priest. You could tackle musical areas and lyrical areas that wouldn't be appropriate for Priest.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

Shortly after that, we got management problems over in England, and Judas Priest asked me to join.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)


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