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Ish·ma·el 1

 (ĭsh′mē-əl, -mā-)
In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac. He is traditionally considered to be the forebear of the Arabs.

Ish·ma·el 2

 (ĭsh′mē-əl, -mā-)
An outcast.

[After Ishmael.]


1. (Bible) the son of Abraham and Hagar, Sarah's handmaid: the ancestor of 12 Arabian tribes (Genesis 21:8–21; 25:12–18)
2. (Bible) a bandit chieftain, who defied the Babylonian conquerors of Judah and assassinated the governor appointed by Nebuchadnezzar (II Kings 25:25; Jeremiah 40:13–41:18)
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) rare an outcast


(ˈɪʃ mi əl, -meɪ-)

1. the son of Abraham and Hagar: both he and Hagar were cast out of Abraham's family by Sarah. Gen. 16:11, 12.
2. outcast; pariah.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ishmael - (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of IsaacIshmael - (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes
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.Ishmael - a person who is rejected (from society or home)
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
heretic, misbeliever, religious outcast - a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
leper - a pariah who is avoided by others
Harijan, untouchable - belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
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Cairo, Jumada II 23, 1439, March 11, 2018, SPA -- Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismaeel praised the role played by the Minister of State for African Affairs, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Qattan, during his years as Saudi ambassador to Egypt and his efforts to consolidate bilateral relations in various fields as well as his keenness to exchange views on issues of mutual interest and work together to achieve stability in the region.
A police spokesman said here on Monday, on special directives of City Police Officer (CPO) Athar Ismaeel a crackdown was launched against kite-flying across the district.
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Belonging to Raju Bhand village in Dinga police precincts of Kharian tehsil, Rehmat, his younger brother Ismaeel, sister-in-law (Ismaeel's wife) and a minor nephew and a niece were in Libya for the last few years waiting for an appropriate time to sneak into Europe as their two other brothers were already settled in Spain.
FAISALABAD -- City Police Officer (CPO) Athar Ismaeel distributed cash prizes and appreciation certificates among personnel of Dolphin Force.
Goals from Ismaeel Ahmed (27), Omar Abdulrahman (71) and Husain El Shahat (77) took The Boss to 28 points and in the bargain also ensured that Al Wasl's unbeaten run was ended after 12 games.
And although these independently-organised initiatives seem promising, they remain under the category of "underground sports," comments Ahmed Ismaeel.
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City Coroner Louise Hunt said there were many failings on the part of Al-Hijrah School in Bordesley Green, where Mohammed Ismaeel Ashraf fell ill after eating lunch.
Mohammed Ismaeel Ashraf wore a lanyard with his allergies, but catering staff only knew he could not eat dairy products.
Muhammad Ismaeel, of Tanfield Road, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court yesterday.
MANAMA: Inovest, a leading Islamic investment group, listed on the Bahrain and Kuwait stock exchanges, has appointed Ismaeel Omar Elnasri as its head of legal department.