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Es·ther 1

 (ĕs′tər)
In the Bible, the Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from massacre.

[Hebrew estēr, from Persian sitareh, star; see ster- in Indo-European roots, or Akkadian Ištar, Ishtar; see Ishtar.]

Es·ther 2

 (ĕs′tər)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[After Esther.]

Esther

(ˈɛstə)
n
1. (Bible) a beautiful Jewish woman who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
2. (Bible) the book in which this episode is recounted

Es•ther

(ˈɛs tər)

n.
1. the Jewish wife of Ahasuerus, who saved her people from destruction by Haman.
2. a book of the Bible bearing her name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Esther - (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queenEsther - (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
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.Esther - an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
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
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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