Gideon definition by Webster's New World
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- a masculine name
- Bible a judge of Israel and a leader in the defeat of the Midianites: Judg. 6-8
Origin: Classical Hebrew (language) gidon, literally , hewer ; from gada, to hew
Gideon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
In the Bible, a Hebrew judge who vehemently opposed the Baal cult and defeated the Midianites.
A member of an interdenominational and international society known for placing Bibles in hotel rooms.
Origin: From Gideons International, formerly the Gideon Society, after Gideon.