In the Bible, the first patriarch and progenitor of the Hebrew people. He was the father of Ishmael and Isaac.
(place) Plateau in the city of Quebec, on the St. Lawrence: site of a battle (1759) in which the British under Wolfe defeated the French under Montcalm, leading to British control of Canada.
(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Abe.
(bible, person, proper) The first patriarch and ancestor of the Hebrews: Gen. 12-25
A male given name. [First attested prior to 1150.]
in Abraham's bosom
- at rest with one's dead ancestors
- in a state of heavenly bliss, peace, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of abraham
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition