Luke


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Luke

 (lo͞ok)
n.
See Table at Bible.

Luke

, Saint fl. first century ad.
Companion of Saint Paul who is traditionally credited with having written the third Gospel of the New Testament as well as the Acts of the Apostles.

Luke

(luːk)
n
1. (Bible) Saint Luke a fellow worker of Paul and a physician (Colossians 4:14). Feast day: Oct 18
2. (Bible) the third Gospel, traditionally ascribed to Luke

Luke

(luk)

n.
1. an early Christian disciple and companion of Paul, a physician and probably a gentile: traditionally believed to be the author of the third Gospel and the Acts.
2. the third Gospel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Luke - (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third GospelLuke - (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
2.Luke - one of the four Gospels in the New TestamentLuke - one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life
Abraham's bosom, bosom of Abraham - the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Magnificat - (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
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you'll make yourself giddy, an' tumble down i' the dirt," said Luke, the head miller, a tall, broad-shouldered man of forty, black-eyed and black-haired, subdued by a general mealiness, like an auricula.
She was in the habit of taking this recreation as she conversed with Luke, to whom she was very communicative, wishing him to think well of her understanding, as her father did.
Nay, Miss, an' not much o' that," said Luke, with great frankness.
Why, you're like my brother Tom, Luke," said Maggie, wishing to turn the conversation agreeably; "Tom's not fond of reading.
Ah," said Luke, "but he'll be fine an' vexed, as the rabbits are all dead.
As dead as moles," said Luke, fetching his comparison from the unmistakable corpses nailed to the stable wall.
Oh dear, Luke," said Maggie, in a piteous tone, while the big tears rolled down her cheek; "Tom told me to take care of 'em, and I forgot.
She was not blind to the fact that young Luke Britton of Broxton came to Hayslope Church on a Sunday afternoon on purpose that he might see her; and that he would have made much more decided advances if her uncle Poyser, thinking but lightly of a young man whose father's land was so foul as old Luke Britton's, had not forbidden her aunt to encourage him by any civilities.
Well, then, go to Luke, and I'll wait for what you promise.
I haven't seen such a storm as this,' said a sharp cracked voice of most disagreeable quality, when a tremendous peal of thunder had died away, 'since the night when old Luke Withers won thirteen times running on the red.
Brother Luke hath given me some skill in damask work, and in the enamelling of shrines, tabernacles, diptychs and triptychs.
There was brother Bartholomew with a crucifix of rare carved ivory, and brother Luke With a white-backed psalter adorned with golden bees, and brother Francis with the "Slaying of the Innocents" most daintily set forth upon vellum.