Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Nathanael: Nathaniel, Bartholomew the Apostle


See Saint Bartholomew.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Bible) New Testament a Galilean who is perhaps to be identified with the apostle Bartholomew (John 1:45–51; 21:1)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(nəˈθæn i əl, -ˈθæn yəl)

a disciple of Jesus, possibly Bartholomew. John 1:45–51.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
{Greene = Nathanael Greene(1742-1786), Revolutionary General; Warren = Joseph Warren (1741-1775), Revolutionary war hero, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill}
"Nathanael Greene: The General Who Saved The Revolution" (1595560122, $23.95) tells the story of the commander of the Continental Army in the South who forged a successful strategy against a superior British force, resulting in the critically important American victory at Yorktown.
With this question Nathanael dismisses Philip's excitement about the new rabbi from the backwaters of Galilee.
Yet the promise from God is that when we accept God's word we will see great things, as Jesus promises Nathanael in the reading from John.
Alexander Garden, an aide-decamp to Major General Nathanael Greene, wrote in his Anecdotes of the American Revolutionary War that Jasper was "a perfect Proteus in his ability to alter his appearance, perpetually entering the camp of the enemy without detection, and invariably returning to his own with soldiers he had seduced or prisoners he had captured." Whether Jasper "perpetually" entered the enemy camp without detection is debatable.
Married dad-of-one Nathanael Tingle moved roof tiles above the cubicles to watch co-workers at a water authority.
According to Roder, Nathanael is made privy as artist and as lover (of Olimpia) to a world that eludes many others, but to arrive at this conclusion she must present the figure of Olimpia and Nathanael's experience with her in a very positive way which understates both the obvious inadequacy of any relationship with an automaton and Hoffmann's humour in presenting the relationship and the reaction of others once the discovery has been made Roder's conclusion is that a solution is subtly offered by the text, i.e.
The two sides are woven together by a story delivered on-screen by Nathanael, the tragic hero of Hoffmann's tale, who reads aloud from a script but moves his lips in a way that doesn't match the words--or so it seems.
Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust By Nathanael West.
Among the best-known novelists to employ black humor were Nathanael West, Vladimir Nabokov, and Joseph Heller.
Nathanael Greene, Major General in the Army of the United States.
He spent the rest of his life in the West Indies, returning to die in the home of his close friend, General Nathanael Greene.