- The definition of Hebrew is something or someone related to the Jewish people or religion.
An example of Hebrew is the name Ezra; a Hebrew name.
- Hebrew is defined as a Jewish person, or the written or spoken language of Jewish people.
- An example of a Hebrew is Woody Allen.
- An example of Hebrew is the language spoken at a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.
- a member of the group of Semitic peoples tracing descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Israelite: in modern, esp. earlier, usage interchangeable with Jew
- the ancient Semitic language of the Israelites, in which most of the Old Testament is written
- the modern form of this language, an official language of Israel
Origin of HebrewMiddle English Hebreu from Old French from Classical Latin Hebraeus from Classical Greek Hebraios from Aramaic ivray from Classical Hebrew (language) ivri, literally , uncertain or unknown; perhaps one from across (the Euphrates River)
- of the Hebrews or their language or culture
- a. A member of an ancient Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; an Israelite.b. A descendant of this people; a Jew.
- a. The Semitic language of the ancient Hebrews.b. Any of the various later forms of this language, especially the language of the Israelis.
- Hebrews used with a sing. verb Bible
Origin of HebrewMiddle English Ebreu from Old French from Latin Hebraeus Hebraic from Greek Hebraios from Aramaic 'ibrāy from Hebrew 'ibrî
- Of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.