American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ahab Ninth century B.C. Pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel who, according to the Bible, was overthrown by Jehu.
- n. according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)
- From Hebrew אַחְאָב (Ach'av, "father’s brother"); from אַח (ach, "brother") + אָב (av, "father"). (Wiktionary)
“Captain Bildad; no, and he ain't Captain Peleg; HE'S AHAB, boy; and Ahab of old, thou knowest, was a crowned king! ”
“Una Spenser's marriage to Captain Ahab is certainly a crucial element in the narrative of Ahab's Wife, but the story covers vastly more territory.”
“The whaling ship "Pequod" under the command of Captain Ahab!!!”
“I can care about Newt and Gwen Stacy and Frodo and Captain Ahab and the Great Gatsby and on and on ... but I care about the Turtle and Abner Marsh and Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow and Haviland Tuf and Daenerys and my own guys a thousand times more.”
“Neither one note critics like Jeremy Scahill of The Nation magazine, the Captain Ahab of the PMSC industry, or trade associations like IPOA give or even know the whole truth.”
“Unlike Captain Ahab and Lieutenant Bligh, Larsen seems to have no purpose other than to exist.”
“Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last.”
“Glover is Captain Ahab, and Vinnie Jones is in the film not as Queequeg (come on, that would be funny) but as Stubb.”
“Captain Ahab certainly has a nicely cropped haircut.”
“Ahab is the one to marry Una to Kit when her existence on the ship, love for that man, and her femininity are all revealed.”
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