American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Jehu Ninth century B.C. King of Israel who, according to the Bible, slew Ahab, Jezebel, and the prophets of Baal. He is proverbially known for his swift chariot driving.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fast driver; a person fond of driving.
- n. A driver; a coachman.
- n. A king of Israel in the 9th century B.C.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A coachman; a driver; especially, one who drives furiously.
“And as you read them, the name Jehu slowly forms into an image, into a personality, and from the empty word Jehu comes the great well of affection springing from a personal intimacy.”
“The kind of tribute from Jehu is mentioned: gold, pearls, precious oil, &c.”
“And after the house of Jehu is destroyed I will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel; I will begin to bring it down, though now it flourish.”
“Such was the goodness of Israel in Jehu's time, and of Judah in”
“With the assurance that became a messenger from God, notwithstanding the meanness of his appearance, he called Jehu out from the rest, not waiting his leisure, or begging his pardon for disturbing him, but as one having authority: I have an errand to thee, O captain.”
“But we digress far from our point, Jehu, which is a discussion concerning the implementation of our plans of action formed in preparation of our current situation.”
“The Jehu is a man of great perception and information, and has a pleasant knack of being able to convey his knowledge to others.”
“It was Tummus Biles, the tranter, who had driven a tall stranger from Chester to the present spot, and whose indignation at being miscalled Jehu had only been appeased by a quart of strong ale.”
“And yet our Jehu was a hackney coachman, when my lord took him.”
“Bible character who had interested her pupil, but the author of this book knows how to spell "Jehu" to a questioning boy, or to a "gang" of boys, or to a Sunday-school class of boys.”
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