In the Bible, the first patriarch and progenitor of the Hebrew people. He was the father of Ishmael and Isaac.
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.
A masculine name: dim. Abe.
The first patriarch and ancestor of the Hebrews: Gen. 12-25
(Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha'i) A prophet in the Old Testament, Qur'an and Aqdas; a Semitic patriarch who preached monotheism, father of the Jewish patriarch Isaac and the Arab patriarch Ishmael. [First attested prior to 1150.]
A male given name. [First attested prior to 1150.]
Hebrew ’abrāhāmthe (divine) Father is exalted’ābfatherℵb in Semitic roots rām, rāhāmexaltedrwm in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Late Latin Ābraham, from Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraam), from Hebrewאַבְרָהָם (avrahám, “Abraham”). Glossed as אַב (av, “father of”) + הֲמוֹן (hamón, “multitude of”) in Genesis 17:4–5; or from Hebrewאַבְרָם (avrám, “Abram”).
Abraham Sentence Examples
descent through Esau from Abraham, and were acknowledged' by the Israelites (Deut.
ABRAHAM TUCKER (1705-1774), English moralist, was born in London, of a Somerset family, on the 2nd of September 1705, son of a wealthy city merchant.
" We have Abraham as our father."
The old court-house in which Abraham Lincoln often practised is still standing.
But the fourth lawyer, whose name was Abraham Lincoln, stopped.