jeroboam


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jer·o·bo·am

 (jĕr′ə-bō′əm)
n.
1. A wine bottle holding 3 liters (approximately 0.8 gallon) of sparkling wine.
2. A wine bottle holding 4.5 liters (approximately 1.2 gallons) of still wine.

[So called (in reference to the bottle's size and the drunkenness caused by wine) after Jeroboam I (died c. 901 bc), king of northern Israel described in the Bible as "a mighty man of valor" (I Kings 11:28) "who made Israel to sin" (14:16).]

Jeroboam

(ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm)
n
1. (Bible) the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?922–?901 bc)
2. (Bible) king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?786–?746 bc)

jeroboam

(ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm)
n
(Units) a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces). Also called: double-magnum
[C19: humorous allusion to Jeroboam (sense 1), described as a 'mighty man of valour' (I Kings 11:28) who 'made Israel to sin' (I Kings 14:16)]

Jer•o•bo•am

(ˌdʒɛr əˈboʊ əm)

n.
1. the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
2. (l.c.) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 qt.).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jeroboam - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)Jeroboam - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)
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.jeroboam - a large wine bottle (holds 4/5 of a gallon)
wine bottle - a bottle for holding wine
Translations

Jeroboam

[ˌdʒerəˈbəʊəm] NJeroboam

jeroboam

nDoppelmagnum(flasche) f
References in classic literature ?
The Pequod's signal was at last responded to by the stranger's setting her own; which proved the ship to be the Jeroboam of Nantucket.
Stubb here alluded to a strange story told of the Jeroboam, and a certain man among her crew, some time previous when the Pequod spoke the Town-Ho.
Harry Macey, Ship Jeroboam; --why it's Macey, and he's dead!
Jeroboam set up a golden calf here to fascinate his people and keep them from making dangerous trips to Jerusalem to worship, which might result in a return to their rightful allegiance.
Over 400 lots of Claret were offered, many in the large formats of Magnum (1.5lt), Double Magnum (3lt), Jeroboam (5lt) and Imperial (6lt).
From humble beginnings in their dining room, where their original still was just 60 litres, the brand has now grown to include four different gins stocked in stores nationwide - including a 4.5 litre Jeroboam.
But the archaeological finds from the site, especially the potsherds, show that the hill lay abandoned at the time of David, and most of the activity there took place in the first half of the eighth century BCE, the period of the reign of King Jeroboam of the northern kingdom of Israel.
And if six litres sounds like just a bit too much to stomach, Aldi is also selling a three-litre jeroboam for [pounds sterling]39.99, which holds six regular bottles and [pounds sterling]13.99 1.5 litre magnum, which is equivalent of two regular bottles.
APRIL A Jeroboam of Champagne by Vintage Roots, worth PS165.
The pinot noir red is Scotland's most expensive wine and comes in a three-litre jeroboam (the equivalent of three 75cl bottles), which means the price works out at PS5000 per small glass.