from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, a Hebrew judge who vehemently opposed the Baal cult and defeated the Midianites.
- n. A member of an interdenominational and international society known for placing Bibles in hotel rooms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A warrior judge of Israel.
- proper n. A male given name, taken to use by Puritans.
From Gideons International, formerly the Gideon Society, after Gideon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew גִּדְעוֹן (gid'ón, "Gideon"). (Wiktionary)