American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who betrays another under the guise of friendship.
- n. A one-way peephole in a door.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship.
- n. [lowercase] In some old houses, a lattice with small openings in a door, through which those inside could look without, being seen: designed to prevent the admission of objectionable persons.
- n. Hence In a prison, a small opening in the door or wall of a cell to enable the guards to watch the prisoners; a judas-hole.
- n. biblical One of the twelve original Apostles of Jesus, known for his role in Jesus' betrayal into the hands of Roman authorities. Also called Judas Iscariot.
- n. A male given name.
- n. A traitor, a person not to be trusted.
- n. A small hole in a door through which a person can look without being seen from the other side; used especially in prisons; a judas-hole
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship.
- n. someone who betrays under the guise of friendship
- n. (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
- n. a one-way peephole in a door
- n. (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
- From Ancient Greek Ἰούδας (Ioudas), from Hebrew יהודה. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Late Latin Iūdas, Judas Iscariot, from Greek Ioudas, from Hebrew yəhûdâ, Judah. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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