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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