- 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.
Hebrew definition by Webster's New World
- any member of a 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 was written
- the modern form of this language, the official language of Israel
Origin: Middle 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
Hebrew definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A member or descendant of a Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; an Israelite; 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) Abbr. Heb. See Table at Bible.
Origin: Middle English Ebreu, from Old French, from Latin Hebraeus, Hebraic, from Greek Hebraios, from Aramaic ‘ibrāy, from Hebrew ‘ibrî.
- Heˈbrew adjective
Hebrew - Cultural Definition
The language of the Hebrews, in which the Old Testament was written. It is the language of the modern state of Israel.