Methuselah


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Me·thu·se·lah 1

 (mə-tho͞o′zə-lə)
A biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.

Me·thu·se·lah 2

 (mə-tho͞o′zə-lə)
n.
An extremely old or long-lived man.

Methuselah

(məˈθjuːzələ)
n
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of eight normal bottles

Methuselah

(mɪˈθjuːzələ)
n
(Bible) Old Testament a patriarch supposed to have lived 969 years (Genesis 5:21–27) who has come to be regarded as epitomizing longevity. Douay spelling: Mathusala

Me•thu•se•lah

(məˈθu zə lə, -ˈθuz lə)

n.
1. a patriarch who lived 969 years. Gen. 5:27.
2. (often l.c.) a wine bottle holding 6½ qt. (6 l).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Methuselah - (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 yearsMethuselah - (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
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.Methuselah - a man who is very oldMethuselah - a man who is very old    
codger, old codger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
patriarch - a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
Translations

Methuselah

[mɪˈθjuːzələ] NMatusalén

Methuselah

nMethusalem m; as old as Methuselahso alt wie Methusalem
References in classic literature ?
"Me old fella boy too much," the one-legged Methuselah quavered.
Oxen tread the wheat from the ear, after the fashion prevalent in the time of Methuselah. There is not a wheelbarrow in the land--they carry everything on their heads, or on donkeys, or in a wicker-bodied cart, whose wheels are solid blocks of wood and whose axles turn with the wheel.
If the old woman lives to the age of Methuselah, he won't die.
"By God, master," said Sancho, "the island that I cannot govern with the years I have, I'll not be able to govern with the years of Methuselah; the difficulty is that the said island keeps its distance somewhere, I know not where; and not that there is any want of head in me to govern it."
George's, Hanover Square, and Lord Methuselah hobbled in after.
History is abundantly supplied with examples, from Methuselah to Old Parr, but some notable instances of longevity are less well known.
Why was it that Methuselah lived nine hundred years, and `Old Parr'one hundred and sixty-nine, and yet that poor Lucy, with four men's blood in her poor veins, could not live even one day?
Strictly speaking, this was incorrect, unless one counted Methuselah; but perhaps Mr Galloway spoke figuratively.
"Now, you are my witness, Miss Summerson, I say I don't care-but if he was to come to our house with his great, shining, lumpy forehead night after night till he was as old as Methuselah, I wouldn't have anything to say to him.
You will be as old as Methuselah, if you wait till I am your wife.
One old man, who has been a close observer of Nature, and seems as thoroughly wise in regard to all her operations as if she had been put upon the stocks when he was a boy, and he had helped to lay her keel -- who has come to his growth, and can hardly acquire more of natural lore if he should live to the age of Methuselah -- told me -- and I was surprised to hear him express wonder at any of Nature's operations, for I thought that there were no secrets between them -- that one spring day he took his gun and boat, and thought that he would have a little sport with the ducks.
'A man may live to be as old as Methuselah,' said Mr.