Judith


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Ju·dith 1

 (jo͞o′dĭth)
In the Bible, a Jewish heroine who rescued her people by slaying an Assyrian general.

Ju·dith 2

 (jo͞o′dĭth)
n.
See Table at Bible.

Judith

(ˈdʒuːdɪθ)
n
1. (Bible) the heroine of one of the books of the Apocrypha, who saved her native town by decapitating Holofernes
2. (Bible) the book recounting this episode

Ju•dith

(ˈdʒu dɪθ)

n.
1. a Jewish woman who saved her town from the besieging Assyrian army by cutting off the head of its commander, Holofernes, while he slept.
2. a book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Judith - Jewish heroine in one of the books of the ApocryphaJudith - Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
2.Judith - an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
Translations
Judita
Judith
JehuditJuditJudith
Jehudit
Giuditta
JuditJudith
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Judith

[ˈdʒuːdɪθ] NJudit
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It was HE whom Judith loved; she cared about as much for me as a horse cares for roast fowls.
While I was smoking my pipe, and worshiping Judith as if she had been one of the saints above, the worthy Renard was arranging to meet her, and managing this piece of business very cleverly under my very eyes.
I could almost fancy it was thirty years back, and I was a little gell at home, looking at Judith as she sat at her work, after she'd done the house up; only it was a little cottage, Father's was, and not a big rambling house as gets dirty i' one corner as fast as you clean it in another--but for all that, I could fancy you was your Aunt Judith, only her hair was a deal darker than yours, and she was stouter and broader i' the shoulders.
And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.
The other Queen for whom they retain a great veneration is Candace, whom they call Judith, and indeed if what they relate of her could be proved, there never was, amongst the most illustrious and beneficent sovereigns, any to whom their country was more indebted, for it is said that she being converted by Inda her eunuch, whom St.
As for Eugenie, she was as strong as a Judith or a Delilah.
The boy died when he was about eleven, and only the two little girls, Judith and Susanna, lived to grow up.
That evening I had translated an episode of Judith, and had just communicated my verses to the lady, who gave me all sorts of compliments, and leaning on my shoulder, was reading them a second time with me.
Judith Loftus, which is me, and I'll do what I can to get you out of it.
We arranged on Monday that I should spend two days with Aunt Judith instead of going with him to Birmingham to that horrid Trade Congress.
Perseus and Judith, Hercules and Thusnelda, they have done or suffered something, and though they are immortal, immortality has come to them after experience, not before.
Going out early in life and marrying late, as his father had done before him, he too begat a lean and anxious- minded son, who in his turn, going out early in life and marrying late, became the father of Bartholomew and Judith Smallweed, twins.