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  • Aaron

    Aaron - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The eldest son of Amram and Jochebed, a daughter of Levi (Ex. 6:20). Some explain the name as meaning mountaineer, others mountain of strength, illuminator. He w...

  • Aaronites

    Aaronites - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The descendants of Aaron, and therefore priests. Jehoiada, the father of Benaiah, led 3,700 Aaronites as "fighting men" to the support of David at ...

  • Abaddon

    Abaddon - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Destruction, the Hebrew name (equivalent to the Greek Apollyon, i.e., destroyer) of "the angel of the bottomless pit" (Rev. 9:11). It is rendered &qu...

  • Abagtha

    Abagtha - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)One of the seven eunuchs in Ahasuerus's court (Esther 1:10; 2:21)....

  • Abana

    Abana - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Stony (Heb. marg. "Amanah," perennial), the chief river of Damascus (2 Kings 5:12). Its modern name is Barada, the Chrysorrhoas, or "golden stream...

  • Abarim

    Abarim - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Regions beyond; i.e., on the east of Jordan, a mountain, or rather a mountain-chain, over against Jericho, to the east and south-east of the Dead Sea, in the la...

  • Abase

    Abase - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABA'SE, v.t. [Fr abaisser, from bas, low, or the bottom; W. bais; Latin and Gr. basis; Eng. base; It. Abbassare; Sp. bare, low. See Abash.] 1. The literal se...

  • Abased

    Abased - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABA'SED, pp. Reduced to a low state, humbled, degraded. In heraldry, it is used of the wings of eagles, when the tops are turned downwards towards the point...

  • Abasing

    Abasing - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABA'SING, ppr. Humbling, depressing, bringing low....

  • Abated

    Abated - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABA'TED, pp. Lessened; decreased; destroyed; mitigated; defeated; remitted; overthrown....

  • Abba

    Abba - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)This Syriac or Chaldee word is found three times in the New Testament (Mark 14:36; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6), and in each case is followed by its Greek equivalent, whi...

  • Abda

    Abda - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Servant. (1.) The father of Adoniram, whom Solomon set over the tribute (1 Kings 4:6); i.e., the forced labour (R.V., "levy").(2.) A Levite of the famil...

  • Abdeel

    Abdeel - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Servant of God, (Jer. 36:26), the father of Shelemiah....

  • Abdi

    Abdi - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)My servant. (1.) 1 Chr. 6:44. (2.) 2 Chr. 29:12. (3.) Ezra 10:26....

  • Abdiel

    Abdiel - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Servant of God, (1 Chr. 5:15), a Gadite chief....

  • Abdon

    Abdon - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Servile. (1.) The son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, the tenth judge of Israel (Judg. 12:13-15). He is probably the Bedan of 1 Sam. 12:11.(2.) The first-born of Gibeo...

  • Abednego

    Abednego - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Servant of Nego=Nebo, the Chaldee name given to Azariah, one of Daniel's three companions (Dan. 2:49). With Shadrach and Meshach, he was delivered from th...

  • Abel

    Abel - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Heb. Hebhel), a breath, or vanity, the second son of Adam and Eve. He was put to death by his brother Cain (Gen. 4:1-16). Guided by the instruction of their fath...

  • Abelbethmaachah

    Abelbethmaachah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Meadow of the house of Maachah, a city in the north of Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Dan and Ijon, in the tribe of Naphtali. It was a place of con...

  • Abelcheramim

    Abelcheramim - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Judg. 11:33, R.V.; A. V., "plain of the vineyards"), a village of the Ammonites, whither Jephthah pursued their forces....

  • Abelmeholah

    Abelmeholah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Meadow of dancing, or the dancing-meadow, the birth-place and residence of the prophet Elisha, not far from Beth-shean (1 Kings 4:12), in the tribe of Issa...

  • Abelmizraim

    Abelmizraim - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Meadow of Egypt, or mourning of Egypt, a place "beyond," i.e., on the west of Jordan, at the "threshing-floor of Atad." Here the Egypti...

  • Abelshittim

    Abelshittim - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Meadow of the acacias, frequently called simply "Shittim" (Num. 25:1; Josh. 2:1; Micah 6:5), a place on the east of Jordan, in the plain of Moab,...

  • Abez

    Abez - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Tin, or white, a town in the tribe of Issachar (Josh. 19:20), at the north of the plain of Esdraelon. It is probably identified with the ruins of el-Beida....

  • Abhor

    Abhor - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABHOR', v.t. [L abhorreo, of ab and horreo, to set up bristles, shiver or shake; to look terrible.] 1. To hate extremely, or with contempt; to lothe, detest ...

  • Abhorred

    Abhorred - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABHOR'RED, pp. Hated extremely, detested....

  • Abhorring

    Abhorring - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABHOR'RING, ppr. Having great aversion, detesting. As a noun, it is used in Isaiah lxvi, for the object of hatred - ""An abhorring to all flesh.""...

  • Abia

    Abia - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)My father is the Lord, the Greek form of Abijah, or Abijam (Matt. 1:7), instead of Abiah (1 Chr. 7:8). In Luke 1:5, the name refers to the head of the eighth of t...

  • Abialbon

    Abialbon - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of strength; i.e., "valiant", one of David's body-guard of thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:31); called also Abiel (1 Chr. 11:32)....

  • Abiasaph

    Abiasaph - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of gathering; the gatherer, the youngest of the three sons of Korah the Levite, head of a family of Korhites (Ex. 6:24); called Ebisaph (1 Chr. 6:37)....

  • Abiathar

    Abiathar - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of abundance, or my father excels, the son of Ahimelech the high priest. He was the tenth high priest, and the fourth in descent from Eli. When his fat...

  • Abib

    Abib - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)An ear of corn, the month of newly-ripened grain (Ex. 13:4; 23:15); the first of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, and the seventh of the civil year. It began about...

  • Abida

    Abida - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Or Abi'dah, father of knowledge; knowing, one of the five sons of Midian, who was the son of Abraham by Keturah (1 Chr. 1:33), and apparently the chief of an...

  • Abidan

    Abidan - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of judgment; judge, head of the tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus (Num. 1:11; 2:22)....

  • Abide

    Abide - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABI'DE, v. i. pert. and part. abode. abada, to be, or exist, to continue; W. bod, to be; to dwell, rest, continue, stand firm, or be stationary for anytime i...

  • Abiding

    Abiding - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABI'DING, ppr. Dwelling; remaining; continuing; enduring; awaiting. ABI'DING, n. Continuance; fixed state; residence; an enduring....

  • Abieezer

    Abieezer - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of help; i.e., "helpful." (1.) The second of the three sons of Hammoleketh, the sister of Gilead. He was the grandson of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:1...

  • Abiel

    Abiel - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father (i.e., "possessor") of God = "pious." (1.) The son of Zeror and father of Ner, who was the grandfather of Saul (1 Sam. 14:51; 1 Chr. 8...

  • Abiezrite

    Abiezrite - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of help, a descendant of Abiezer (Judg. 6:11, 24; 8:32)....

  • Abigail

    Abigail - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father (i.e., "leader") of the dance, or "of joy." (1.) The sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite (1 Chr. 2:16, 17). She was th...

  • Abihail

    Abihail - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of might. (1.) Num. 3:35. (2.) 1 Chr. 2:29. (3.) 1 Chr. 5:14.(4.) The second wife of King Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:18), a descendant of Eliab, David's el...

  • Abihu

    Abihu - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of Him; i.e., "worshipper of God", the second of the sons of Aaron (Ex. 6:23; Num. 3:2; 26:60; 1 Chr. 6:3). Along with his three brothers he was...

  • Abihud

    Abihud - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father (i.e., "possessor") of renown. (1.) One of the sons of Bela, the son of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:3); called also Ahihud (ver. 7).(2.) A descendant of...

  • Abijah

    Abijah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father (i.e., "possessor or worshipper") of Jehovah. (1.) 1 Chr. 7:8. (2.) 1 Chr. 2:24.(3.) The second son of Samuel (1 Sam. 8:2; 1 Chr. 6:28). His co...

  • Abijam

    Abijam - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of the sea; i.e., "seaman" the name always used in Kings of the king of Judah, the son of Rehoboam, elsewhere called Abijah (1 Kings 15:1, 7, 8...

  • Abilene

    Abilene - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)A plain, a district lying on the east slope of the Anti-Lebanon range; so called from its chief town, Abila (Luke 3:1), which stood in the Suk Wady Barada, bet...

  • Ability

    Ability - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABIL'ITY, n. [L. habilitas, ableness, fitness, from habeo, to have or hold.] 1. Physical power, whether bodily or mental; natural or acquired; force of und...

  • Abimael

    Abimael - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of Mael, one of the sons or descendants of Joktan, in Northern Arabia (Gen. 10:28; 1 Chr. 1:22)....

  • Abimelech

    Abimelech - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)My father a king, or father of a king, a common name of the Philistine kings, as "Pharaoh" was of the Egyptian kings. (1.) The Philistine king of G...

  • Abinadab

    Abinadab - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of nobleness; i.e., "noble." (1.) A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark of the covenant was deposited after having been brought ...

  • Abinoam

    Abinoam - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of kindness, the father of Barak (Judg. 4:6; 5:1)....

  • Abiram

    Abiram - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of height; i.e., "proud." (1.) One of the sons of Eliab, who joined Korah in the conspiracy against Moses and Aaron. He and all the conspirator...

  • Abishag

    Abishag - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of (i.e., "given to") error, a young woman of Shunem, distinguished for her beauty. She was chosen to minister to David in his old age. She be...

  • Abishai

    Abishai - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of (i.e., "desirous of") a gift, the eldest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was the brother of Joab and Asahel (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chr. 2:1...

  • Abishua

    Abishua - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of welfare; i.e., "fortunate." (1.) The grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:4).(2.) The son of Phinehas the high priest (1 Chr. 6:4, 5, 50; Ezra 7:...

  • Abishur

    Abishur - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of the wall; i.e., "mason", one of the two sons of Shammai of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 2:28, 29)....

  • Abital

    Abital - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of dew; i.e., "fresh", David's fifth wife (2 Sam. 3:4)....

  • Abitub

    Abitub - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of goodness, a Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:11)....

  • Abjects

    Abjects - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Ps. 35:15), the translation of a Hebrew word meaning smiters; probably, in allusion to the tongue, slanderers. (Comp. Jer. 18:18.)...

  • Ablution

    Ablution - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Or washing, was practised, (1.) When a person was initiated into a higher state: e.g., when Aaron and his sons were set apart to the priest's office, they...

  • Abner

    Abner - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of light; i.e., "enlightening", the son of Ner and uncle of Saul. He was commander-in-chief of Saul's army (1 Sam. 14:50; 17:55; 20:25). He ...

  • Aboard

    Aboard - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOARD, adv. [a and board. See Board.] Within a ship, vessel, or boat. To go aboard, to enter a ship, to embark. To fall aboard, to strike a ship's side. Ab...

  • Abode

    Abode - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABO'DE, pret. of abide ABO'DE, n. [See Abide.] 1. Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a longer or shorter time. 2. A place of continuance; a dwe...

  • Abolish

    Abolish - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOL'ISH, v.t. [L. abolco; from ab and oleo, olesco, to grow.] 1. To make void; to annul; to abrogate; applied chiefly and appropriately to established law...

  • Abolished

    Abolished - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOL'ISHED, pp. annulled; repealed; abrogated, or destroyed....

  • Abominable

    Abominable - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOM'INABLE, a. [See Abominate.] 1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome. 2. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to t...

  • Abominably

    Abominably - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOM'INABLY, adv. 1. Very odiously; detestably; sinfully. 1 Ki 21. 2. In vulgar language, extremely, excessively....

  • Abomination

    Abomination - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)This word is used, (1.) To express the idea that the Egyptians considered themselves as defiled when they ate with strangers (Gen. 43:32). The Jews subsequ...

  • Abound

    Abound - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOUND', v. i. [L. abundo. If this word is from L. unda, a wave, the latter has probably lost its first consonant. Abound may naturally be deduced from the ...

  • Abounding

    Abounding - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOUND'ING, ppr. Having in great plenty; being in great plenty, being very prevalent; generally prevailing. ABOUND'ING, n. Increase....

  • Above

    Above - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABOVE', prep. 1. Literally, higher in place. The fowls that fly above the earth. Gen 1:20. 2. Figuratively, superior in any respect. I saw a light above the ...

  • Abraham

    Abraham - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of a multitude, son of Terah, named (Gen. 11:27) before his older brothers Nahor and Haran, because he was the heir of the promises. Till the age of sev...

  • Abram

    Abram - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Exalted father. (see [10]ABRAHAM.)...

  • Abroad

    Abroad - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABROAD, adv. abrawd'. [See Broad] In a general sense, at large; widely; not confined to narrow limits. Hence, 1. In the open air. 2. Beyond or out of the wa...

  • Abronah

    Abronah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)R.V., one of Israel's halting-places in the desert (Num. 33:34, 35), just before Ezion-gaber. In A.V., "Ebronah."...

  • Absalom

    Absalom - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Father of peace; i.e., "peaceful" David's son by Maacah (2 Sam. 3:3; comp. 1 Kings 1:6). He was noted for his personal beauty and for the extra-o...

  • Absence

    Absence - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)AB'SENCE, n. [L. absens, from absum, abesse, to be away; ab and sum.] 1. A state of being at a distance in place, or not in company. It is used to denote a...

  • Absent

    Absent - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)AB'SENT, a. 1. Not present; not in company; at such a distance as to prevent communication. It is used also for being in a foreign country. A gentleman is ...

  • Abstain

    Abstain - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABSTA'IN, v.i. [L. abstineo, to keep from; abs and teneo, to hold. See Tenant.] In a general sense, to forbear, or refrain from, voluntarily; but used chie...

  • Abstinence

    Abstinence - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)AB'STINENCE, n. [L. abstinentia. See Abstain.] 1. In general, the act or practice of voluntarily refraining from, or forbearing any action. ""Abstinenc...

  • Abundance

    Abundance - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABUND'ANCE, n. Great plenty; an overflowing quantity; ample sufficiency; in strictness applicable to quantity only; but customarily used of number, as an...

  • Abundant

    Abundant - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABUND'ANT, a. Plentiful; in great quantity; fully sufficient; as an abundant supply. In scripture, abounding; having in great quantity; overflowing with. ...

  • Abundantly

    Abundantly - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABUND'ANTLY, adv. Fully; amply; plentifully; in a sufficient degree....

  • Abuse

    Abuse - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABU'SE, v.t. s as z. [L. abutor, abusus of ab and utor, to use; Gr. to accustom. See Use.] 1. To use ill; to maltreat; to misuse; to use with bad motives or ...

  • Abused

    Abused - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABU'SED, pp. s as z. Ill-used; used to a bad purpose; treated with rude language; misemployed; perverted to bad or wrong ends; deceived; defiled; violated....

  • Abusing

    Abusing - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ABU'SING, ppr. s as z. Using ill; employing to bad purposes; deceiving; violating the person; perverting....

  • Acacia

    Acacia - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Heb. shittim) Ex. 25:5, R.V. probably the Acacia seyal (the gum-arabic tree); called the "shittah" tree (Isa. 41:19). Its wood is called shittim wood...

  • Accad

    Accad - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The high land or mountains, a city in the land of Shinar. It has been identified with the mounds of Akker Kuf, some 50 miles to the north of Babylon; but this is...

  • Accept

    Accept - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCEPT', v.t. [L. accepto, from accipio, ad and capio, to take.] 1. To take or receive what is offered, with a consenting mind; to receive with approbation ...

  • Acceptable

    Acceptable - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCEPT'ABLE, a. 1. That may be received with pleasure; hence pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; as an acceptable present. 2. Agreeable or pleasing in ...

  • Acceptably

    Acceptably - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCEPT'ABLY, adv. In a manner to please, or give satisfaction. Let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably. Heb 12....

  • Acceptance

    Acceptance - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCEPT'ANCE, n. 1. A receiving with approbation or satisfaction; favorable reception; as work done to acceptance. They shall come up with acceptance on...

  • Acceptation

    Acceptation - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCEPTA'TION, n. 1. Kind reception; a receiving with favor or approbation. This is a saying worthy of all acceptation. 1 Tim 1. 2. A state of being ac...

  • Accepted

    Accepted - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCEPT'ED, pp. Kindly received; regarded; agreed to; understood; received as a bill of exchange....

  • Accepting

    Accepting - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCEPT'ING, ppr. Receiving favorably; agreeing to; understanding....

  • Access

    Access - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCESS', n. [L. accessus, from accedo. See Accede.] 1. A coming to; near approach; admittance; admission, as to gain access to a prince. 2. Approach, or the...

  • Accho

    Accho - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Sultry or sandy, a town and harbour of Phoenicia, in the tribe of Asher, but never acquired by them (Judg. 1:31). It was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans b...

  • Accompanied

    Accompanied - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOM'PANIED, pp. Attended; joined with in society....

  • Accompany

    Accompany - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOM'PANY, v.t. [See Company.] 1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate on a journey, walk, _c; as a man accompanies his friend to church, or...

  • Accompanying

    Accompanying - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOM'PANYING, ppr. Attending; going with as a companion....

  • Accomplish

    Accomplish - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOM'PLISH, v.t. [L. compleo, to complete. See Complete.] 1. To complete; to finish entirely. That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolation...

  • Accomplished

    Accomplished - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOM'PLISHED, pp. 1. Finished; completed; fulfilled; executed; effected. 2. a. Well endowed with good qualities and manners; complete in acquirement...

  • Accomplishing

    Accomplishing - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOM'PLISHING, ppr. finishing; completing; fulfilling; executing; effecting; furnishing with valuable qualities....

  • Accomplishment

    Accomplishment - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOM'PLISHMENT, n. 1. Completion; fulfillment; entire performance; as the accomplishment of a prophecy. 2. The act of carrying into effect, or obta...

  • Accord

    Accord - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCORD', n.The Lat. has concors, concordo. 1. Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills. They all continued with one accord ...

  • According

    According - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCORD'ING, ppr. 1. Agreeing; harmonizing. Th' according music of a well mixt state. 2. Suitable; agreeable; in accordance with. In these senses, th...

  • Accordingly

    Accordingly - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCORD'INGLY, adv. Agreeably; suitably; in a manner conformable to. Those who live in faith and good works, will be rewarded accordingly....

  • Account

    Account - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOUNT', n. 1. A sum stated on paper; a registry of a debt or credit; of debts and credits, or charges; an entry in a book or on paper of things bought or...

  • Accounted

    Accounted - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOUNT'ED, pp. Esteemed; deemed; considered; regarded; valued. Accounted for, explained....

  • Accounting

    Accounting - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCOUNT'ING, ppr. Deeming; esteeming; reckoning; rendering an account. Accounting for, rendering an account; assigning the reasons; unfolding the causes...

  • Accursed

    Accursed - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCURS'ED, pp. or a. 1. Doomed to destruction or misery: The city shall be accursed. John 6. 2. Separated from the faithful; cast out of the church; exco...

  • Accusation

    Accusation - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCUSA'TION, n. 1. The act of charging with a crime or offense; the act of accusing of any wrong or injustice. 2. The charge of an offense or crime; or...

  • Accuse

    Accuse - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCU'SE, v.t. [L. accuso, to blame or accuse; ad and causor, to blame, or accuse; causa, blame, suit, or process, cause. See Cause.] 1. To charge with, or d...

  • Accused

    Accused - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCU'SED, pp. Charged with a crime, by a legal process; charged with an offense; blamed....

  • Accuser

    Accuser - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Satan is styled the "accuser of the brethren" (Rev. 12:10. Comp. Job 1:6; Zech. 3:1), as seeking to uphold his influence among men by bringing false ...

  • Accusing

    Accusing - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCU'SING, ppr. Charging with a crime; blaming....

  • Accustomed

    Accustomed - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACCUS'TOMED, pp. 1. Being familiar by use; habituated; inured. 2. a. Usual; often practiced; as in their accustomed manner....

  • Aceldama

    Aceldama - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The name which the Jews gave in their proper tongue, i.e., in Aramaic, to the field which was purchased with the money which had been given to the betrayer of...

  • Achaia

    Achaia - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The name originally of a narrow strip of territory in Greece, on the north-west of the Peloponnesus. Subsequently it was applied by the Romans to the whole Pelo...

  • Achaichus

    Achaichus - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(1 Cor. 16:17), one of the members of the church of Corinth who, with Fortunatus and Stephanas, visited Paul while he was at Ephesus, for the purpose of cons...

  • Achan

    Achan - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Called also Achar, i.e., one who troubles (1 Chr. 2:7), in commemoration of his crime, which brought upon him an awful destruction (Josh. 7:1). On the occasion o...

  • Achbor

    Achbor - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Gnawing = mouse. (1.) An Edomitish king (Gen. 36:38; 1 Chr. 1:49).(2.) One of Josiah's officers sent to the prophetess Huldah to inquire regarding the newly...

  • Achish

    Achish - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Angry, perhaps only a general title of royalty applicable to the Philistine kings. (1.) The king with whom David sought refuge when he fled from Saul (1 Sam. 21...

  • Achmetha

    Achmetha - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Ezra 6:2), called Ecbatana by classical writers, the capital of northern Media. Here was the palace which was the residence of the old Median monarchs, and o...

  • Achor

    Achor - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Trouble, a valley near Jericho, so called in consequence of the trouble which the sin of Achan caused Israel (Josh. 7:24, 26). The expression "valley of Ach...

  • Achsah

    Achsah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Anklet, Caleb's only daughter (1 Chr. 2:49). She was offered in marriage to the man who would lead an attack on the city of Debir, or Kirjath-sepher. This w...

  • Achshaph

    Achshaph - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Fascination, a royal city of the Canaanites, in the north of Palestine (Josh. 11:1; 12:20; 19:25). It was in the eastern boundary of the tribe of Asher, and i...

  • Achzib

    Achzib - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Falsehood. (1.) A town in the Shephelah, or plain country of Judah (Josh. 15:44); probably the same as Chezib of Gen. 38:5 = Ain Kezbeh.(2.) A Phoenician city (...

  • Acknowledge

    Acknowledge - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACKNOWL'EDGE, v.t. Aknol'edge, [ad and knowledge. See Know.] 1. To own, avow or admit to be true, by a declaration of assent; as to acknowledge the...

  • Acknowledged

    Acknowledged - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACKNOWL'EDGED, pp. Owned; confessed; noticed with regard or gratitude; received with approbation; owned before authority....

  • Acknowledging

    Acknowledging - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACKNOWL'EDGING, ppr. Owning; confessing; approving; grateful; but the latter sense is a gallicism, not to be used....

  • Acquaint

    Acquaint - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACQUA'INT, v.t. [Eng. can, and ken; which see.] 1. To make known; to make fully or intimately known; to make familiar. A man of sorrows and acquainted wit...

  • Acquaintance

    Acquaintance - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACQUAI'NTANCE, n. 1. Familiar knowledge; a state of being acquainted, or of having intimate or more than slight or superficial knowledge; as, I know ...

  • Acquainted

    Acquainted - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACQUA'INTED, pp. Known; familiarly known; informed; having personal knowledge....

  • Acquainting

    Acquainting - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACQUA'INTING, ppr. Making known to; giving notice, or information to....

  • Acquit

    Acquit - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACQUIT', v.t. [L. cedo.] To set free; to release or discharge from an obligation, accusation, guilt, censure, suspicion, or whatever lies upon a person as a...

  • Acre

    Acre - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Is the translation of a word (tse'med), which properly means a yoke, and denotes a space of ground that may be ploughed by a yoke of oxen in a day. It is abou...

  • Act

    Act - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACT, v.i. [Gr., Lat. to urge, drive, lead, bring, do, perform, or in general to move, to exert force.] 1. To exert power; as, the stomach acts upon food; the will ...

  • Activity

    Activity - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ACTIV'ITY, n. The quality of being active; the active faculty; nimbleness; agility; also the habit of diligent and vigorous pursuit of business; as, a man...

  • Acts of the Apostles

    Acts of the Apostles - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The title now given to the fifth and last of the historical books of the New Testament. The author styles it a "treatise" (1:1). It was ...

  • Adah

    Adah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Ornament. (1.) The first of Lamech's two wives, and the mother of Jabal and Jubal (Gen. 4:19, 20, 23).(2.) The first of Esau's three wives, the daughter o...

  • Adam

    Adam - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Red, a Babylonian word, the generic name for man, having the same meaning in the Hebrew and the Assyrian languages. It was the name given to the first man, whose ...

  • Adam, a type

    Adam, a type - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The apostle Paul speaks of Adam as "the figure of him who was to come." On this account our Lord is sometimes called the second Adam. This typic...

  • Adam, the city of

    Adam, the city of - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Is referred to in Josh. 3:16. It stood "beside Zarethan," on the west bank of Jordan (1 Kings 4:12). At this city the flow of the water was...

  • Adamah

    Adamah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Red earth, a fortified city of Naphtali, probably the modern Damieh, on the west side of the sea of Tiberias (Josh. 19:33, 36)....

  • Adamant

    Adamant - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Heb. shamir), Ezek. 3:9. The Greek word adamas means diamond. This stone is not referred to, but corundum or some kind of hard steel. It is an emblem of firmn...

  • Adar

    Adar - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Large, the sixth month of the civil and the twelfth of the ecclesiastical year of the Jews (Esther 3:7, 13; 8:12; 9:1, 15, 17, 19, 21). It included the days exten...

  • Adbeel

    Adbeel - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Miracle of God, the third of the twelve sons of Ishmael, and head of an Arabian tribe (Gen. 25:13; 1 Chr. 1:29)....

  • Add

    Add - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADD, v.t. [L. addo, from ad and do, to give.] 1. To set or put together, join or unite, as one thing or sum to another, in an agreegate; as, add three to four, the...

  • Addar

    Addar - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Ample, splendid, son of Bela (1 Chr. 8:3); called also "Ard" (Gen. 46:21)...

  • Added

    Added - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADD'ED, pp. Joined in place, in sum, in mass or aggregate, in number, in idea or consideration; united; put together....

  • Adder

    Adder - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Ps. 140:3; Rom. 3:13, "asp") is the rendering of, (1.) Akshub ("coiling" or "lying in wait"), properly an asp or viper, found only...

  • Addi

    Addi - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Ornament, (Luke 3:28), the son of Cosam, and father of Melchi, one of the progenitors of Christ....

  • Addicted

    Addicted - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADDICT'ED, pp. Devoted by customary practice....

  • Addition

    Addition - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADDI'TION, n. [L. additio, from addo.] 1. The act of adding, opposed to subtraction, or diminution; as, a sum is increased by addition. 2. Any thing added...

  • Addon

    Addon - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Low, one of the persons named in Neh. 7:61 who could not "shew their father's house" on the return from captivity. This, with similar instances (ve...

  • Adiel

    Adiel - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Ornament of God. (1.) The father of Azmaveth, who was treasurer under David and Solomon (1 Chr. 27:25). (2.) A family head of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:36). ...

  • Adin

    Adin - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Effeminate. (1.) Ezra 8:6. (2.) Neh. 10:16....

  • Adina

    Adina - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Slender, one of David's warriors (1 Chr. 11:42), a Reubenite....

  • Adino

    Adino - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The Eznite, one of David's mighty men (2 Sam. 23:8). (See [15]JASHOBEAM.)...

  • Adjuration

    Adjuration - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)A solemn appeal whereby one person imposes on another the obligation of speaking or acting as if under an oath (1 Sam. 14:24; Josh. 6:26; 1 Kings 22:16).We ...

  • Adjure

    Adjure - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADJU'RE, v.t. [L. adjuro, to sweat solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to swear.] 1. To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalt...

  • Adjured

    Adjured - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADJU'RED, pp. Charged on oath, or with a denunciation of God's wrath; solemnly urged....

  • Admah

    Admah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Earth, one of the five cities of the vale of Siddim (Gen. 10:19). It was destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah (19:24; Deut. 29:23). It is supposed by some to ...

  • Administered

    Administered - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMIN'ISTERED, pp. Executed; managed; governed; afforded; given; dispensed....

  • Administration

    Administration - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMINISTRA'TION, n. 1. The act of administering; direction; management; government of public affairs; the conducting of any office or employment. 2...

  • Admiration

    Admiration - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMIRA'TION, n. Wonder mingled with pleasing emotions, as approbation, esteem, love or veneration; a compound emotion excited by something novel, rare, ...

  • Admired

    Admired - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMI'RED, pp. Regarded with wonder, mingled with pleasurable sensations, as esteem, love or reverence....

  • Admonish

    Admonish - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMON'ISH, v.t. [L. admoneo, ad and moneo, to teach, warn, admonish.] 1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness. Count him not as an enemy...

  • Admonished

    Admonished - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMON'ISHED, pp. Reproved; advised; warned; instructed....

  • Admonishing

    Admonishing - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMON'ISHING, ppr. Reproving; warning; counseling; directing....

  • Admonition

    Admonition - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADMONI'TION, n. Gentle reproof; counseling against a fault; instruction in duties; caution; direction. Titus 3. 1 Cor 10. In church discipline, public o...

  • Adnah

    Adnah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Delight. (1.) A chief of the tribe of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20). (2.) A general under Jehoshaphat, chief over 300,000 men (2 Chr. 17:14)...

  • Ado

    Ado - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADO', n. Bustle; trouble; labor; difficulty; as, to make a great ado about trifles; to persuade one with much ado....

  • Adonibezek

    Adonibezek - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Lord of Bezek, a Canaanitish king who, having subdued seventy of the chiefs that were around him, made an attack against the armies of Judah and Simeon, but...

  • Adonijah

    Adonijah - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)My Lord is Jehovah. (1.) The fourth son of David (2 Sam. 3:4). After the death of his elder brothers, Amnon and Absalom, he became heir-apparent to the throne...

  • Adonikam

    Adonikam - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Whom the Lord sets up, one of those "which came with Zerubbabel" (Ezra 2:13). His "children," or retainers, to the number of 666, came up ...

  • Adoniram

    Adoniram - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Adoram, 1 Kings 12:18), the son of Abda, was "over the tribute," i.e., the levy or forced labour. He was stoned to death by the people of Israel (1...

  • Adonizedec

    Adonizedec - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Lord of justice or righteousness, was king in Jerusalem at the time when the Israelites invaded Palestine (Josh. 10:1, 3). He formed a confederacy with the ...

  • Adoption

    Adoption - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The giving to any one the name and place and privileges of a son who is not a son by birth.(1.) Natural. Thus Pharaoh's daughter adopted Moses (Ex. 2:10),...

  • Adoram

    Adoram - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)See [18]ADONIRAM....

  • Adore

    Adore - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)To worship; to express reverence and homage. The forms of adoration among the Jews were putting off the shoes (Ex. 3:5; Josh. 5:15), and prostration (Gen. 17:3; ...

  • Adorn

    Adorn - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADORN', v.t. [L. adorno, ad and orno, to deck, or beautify, to dress, set off, extol, furnish. 1. To deck or decorate; to make beautiful; to add to beauty by...

  • Adorned

    Adorned - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADORN'ED, pp. Decked; decorated; embellished....

  • Adorning

    Adorning - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADORN'ING, ppr. Ornamenting; decorating; displaying beauty. ADORN'ING, n. Ornament; decoration. 1 Pet 3....

  • Adrammelech

    Adrammelech - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Adar the king. (1.) An idol; a form of the sun-god worshipped by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:31), and brought by the Sepharvite colonists int...

  • Adramyttium

    Adramyttium - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)A city of Asia Minor on the coast of Mysia, which in early times was called AEolis. The ship in which Paul embarked at Caesarea belonged to this city (Acts...

  • Adria

    Adria - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)(Acts 27:27; R.V., "the sea of Adria"), the Adriatic Sea, including in Paul's time the whole of the Mediterranean lying between Crete and Sicily. I...

  • Adriel

    Adriel - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Flock of God, the son of Barzillai, the Meholathite, to whom Saul gave in marriage his daughter Merab (1 Sam. 18:19). The five sons that sprang from this union ...

  • Adullam

    Adullam - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)One of the royal cities of the Canaanites, now Aid-el-ma (Josh. 12:15; 15:35). It stood on the old Roman road in the valley of Elah (q.v.), which was the scene...

  • Adullamite

    Adullamite - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)An inhabitant of the city of Adullam (Gen. 38:1, 12, 20)....

  • Adulterer

    Adulterer - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADUL'TERER, n. [L. adulter.] 1. A man guilty of adultery; a man who has sexual commerce with any married woman, except his wife. [See Adultery.] 2. In sc...

  • Adulteress

    Adulteress - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADUL'TERESS, n. A married woman guilty of incontinence....

  • Adulterous

    Adulterous - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADUL'TEROUS, a. 1. Guilty of adultery; pertaining to adultery. 2. In scripture, idolatrous, very wicked. Mat 12 and 16. Mark 8....

  • Adultery

    Adultery - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)Conjugal infidelity. An adulterer was a man who had illicit intercourse with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a woman was an adulteress. Intercourse b...

  • Adummim

    Adummim - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)The red ones, a place apparently on the road between Jericho and Jerusalem, "on the south side of the torrent" Wady Kelt, looking toward Gilgal, ment...

  • Advanced

    Advanced - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADV'ANCED, pp. Moved forward; promoted; improved; furnished beforehand; situated in front, or before the rest; also old, having reached the decline of lif...

  • Advantage

    Advantage - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADV'ANTAGE, n. 1. Any state, condition, or circumstance, favorable to success, prosperity, interest, or reputation. The enemy had the advantage of eleva...

  • Advantaged

    Advantaged - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADV'ANTAGED, pp. Benefitted; promoted....

  • Adventure

    Adventure - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)ADVENT'URE, n. [See Advent.] 1. Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction; as, at all adventures, that is, at all hazards. [See Venture.] ...