Rachel definition by Webster's New World
- a feminine name: dim. Rae
- Bible the younger of the two wives of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin: Gen. 29-35
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Rhachēl ; from Classical Hebrew (language) rachel, literally , ewe
Rachel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Hebrew rāḥēl, ewe; see lḫr in Semitic roots.
Rachel - Cultural Definition
The second wife of Jacob (see Jacob and Esau). She was sterile for many years, but eventually had two sons: Joseph (see Joseph and his brothers) and Benjamin.