Moses


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Mos·es

 (mō′zĭz, -zĭs)
In the Bible, the Hebrew prophet and lawgiver who led the Israelites out of Egypt.

[Late Latin Mōses, from Greek, from Hebrew mōše, from Egyptian ms, child.]

Moses

(ˈməʊzɪz)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land and gave them divinely revealed laws
2. (Biography) Ed. born 1956, US hurdler; winner of the 400 m hurdles in the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games
3. (Biography) Grandma, real name Anna Mary Robertson Moses. 1860–1961, US painter of primitives, who began to paint at the age of 75

Mo•ses1

(ˈmoʊ zɪz, -zɪs)

n.
the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt and delivered the Law during their years of wandering in the desert.

Mo•ses2

(ˈmoʊ zɪz, -zɪs)

n.
Anna Mary Robertson ( “Grandma Moses” ), 1860–1961, U.S. painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Moses - (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the ExodusMoses - (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai
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.Moses - United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
Translations
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[ˈməʊzɪs]
A. NMoisés
B. CPD Moses basket Nmoisés m

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Moses

[ˈməʊzɪs] n (Brit) → Mosè m
References in classic literature ?
But to come to those who, by their own ability and not through fortune, have risen to be princes, I say that Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, Theseus, and such like are the most excellent examples.
Sam," said one of the runners to the other, "you look to our civil friend here, and I'll grab Moses when he brings up the lunch.
After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people.
Bless his counsels, his undertakings, and his work; strengthen his kingdom by Thine almighty hand, and give him victory over his enemy, even as Thou gavest Moses the victory over Amalek, Gideon over Midian, and David over Goliath.
This fanciful writer pretends that its name was given to it after the passage of the Israelites, when Pharaoh perished in the waves which closed at the voice of Moses.
They alluded to God's creation of a wife from Adam's rib "and for this cause a man shall leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh," and that "this is a great mystery"; they prayed that God would make them fruitful and bless them, like Isaac and Rebecca, Joseph, Moses and Zipporah, and that they might look upon their children's children.
What was Moses in Egypt but a sublime oratorio, which was acted on the stage instead of being coldly sung in a concert-room?
These three names are common and familiar in every nook and corner of heaven, clear from one end of it to the other - fully as well known as the eighty Supreme Archangels, in fact - where as our Moses, and Adam, and the rest, have not been heard of outside of our world's little corner of heaven, except by a few very learned men scattered here and there - and they always spell their names wrong, and get the performances of one mixed up with the doings of another, and they almost always locate them simply IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, and think that is enough without going into little details such as naming the particular world they are from.
And therefore shall not MOSES, though of God Highly belov'd, being but the Minister Of Law, his people into CANAAN lead; But JOSHUA whom the Gentiles JESUS call, His Name and Office bearing, who shall quell The adversarie Serpent, and bring back Through the worlds wilderness long wanderd man Safe to eternal Paradise of rest.
Near Toro are several wells, which, as the Arabs tell us, were dug by the order of Moses to quiet the clamours of the thirsty Israelites.
Get off your foot, or I'll throw the leg of Moses at you," was the next command from the tiny feathered thing.
To him Abraham and Moses, and all the holy men of old, were like the warrior chieftains whom he knew and of whom the minstrels sang.