Definitions for: Jonah


[n] a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale
[n] a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
[n] (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land



Webster (1913) Definition: Jo"nah, n.
The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who
endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is
unpropitious.

Jonah crab (Zo["o]l.), a large crab (Cancer borealis) of
the eastern coast of the United States, sometimes found
between tides, but usually in deep water.

Synonyms: jinx

See Also: book, Old Testament, prophet, unfortunate, unfortunate person

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