Esther


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Es·ther 1

 (ĕs′tər)
In the Bible, the Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from massacre.

[Hebrew estēr, from Persian sitareh, star; see ster- in Indo-European roots, or Akkadian Ištar, Ishtar; see Ishtar.]

Es·ther 2

 (ĕs′tər)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[After Esther.]

Esther

(ˈɛstə)
n
1. (Bible) a beautiful Jewish woman who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
2. (Bible) the book in which this episode is recounted

Es•ther

(ˈɛs tər)

n.
1. the Jewish wife of Ahasuerus, who saved her people from destruction by Haman.
2. a book of the Bible bearing her name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Esther - (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queenEsther - (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.Esther - an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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References in classic literature ?
It was old Esther Dudley, who had dwelt almost immemorial years in this mansion, until her presence seemed as inseparable from it as the recollections of its history.
What other shelter is there for old Esther Dudley, save the Province House or the grave?
The cook was bad-tempered, the old coachman was deaf, and Esther the only one who ever took any notice of the young lady.
asked Esther, wo always sat near to watch over and lock up the valuables.
A MONTH later Dick and Esther met at the stile beside the cross roads; had there been any one to see them but the birds and summer insects, it would have been remarked that they met after a different fashion from the day before.
In short, Esther, you don't know what it is to have a father, and that's what blinds you.
As the light began to fail, Esther collected her younger children at her side, and placing herself on a projecting point of her insulated fortress, she sat patiently awaiting the return of the hunters.
Esther followed the young fry with a more measured gait; nor did Ellen deem it wise, or rather discreet, to remain behind.
Good-morning, Esther,' said I, talking her hand and giving it a severe squeeze.
My child," he said, holding out his hands, "my dear Esther, welcome home again
Although there were seven girls at the neighbouring school where I was a day boarder, and although they called me little Esther Summerson, I knew none of them at home.
Janet loved me for it, just as she detested poor Esther because Esther had said so much shade was unhygienic and had objected to sleeping on a feather bed.