from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was offered as a sacrifice to God. The sacrifice was prevented at the last moment by divine intervention.
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- proper n. The son of Abraham and Sarah, father of Esau and Jacob, from whom the Hebrew people trace their descent.
- proper n. A male given name
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hedge-sparrow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Old Testament) the second patriarch; son of Abraham and Sarah who was offered by Abraham as a sacrifice to God; father of Jacob and Esau
From Hebrew יִצְחָק (Yitzchak or Yitzhak), meaning "laughed; laughter" (since his mother Sarah laughed when told she was pregnant at her old age). (Wiktionary)