Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a Jewish heroine who rescued her people by slaying an Assyrian general.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name
  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament of some Christian Bibles; a book of the Vulgate Apocrypha.
  • proper n. The protagonist of the Biblical book of Judith.
  • proper n. The name of A wife of Esau.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
  • n. an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people

Etymologies

From Hebrew יְהוּדִית (Y'hudít, "woman from Judea, Jewess") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Next time you write a fake note from your mother, remember that the name Judith is not spelled J-U-D-E-E-T-H.

    Alienated

  • His wife Judith is dating another man who is physically no less than repugnant.

    Matthew Yglesias » Is The Universe a Hologram? Should We Care?

  • Post's wife, Judith, is a doctor with multiple specialties and a professor of radiology at the University of Miami.

    Kentucky castle turned into popular luxury hotel

  • I know which stories I read in Judith Merril anthologies because my copies of those anthologies have yellowing pages and green edges and a particular narrow typeface that I would know anywhere.

    MIND MELD: The Pros and Cons of eBooks

  • Valentine is fictional, a character in Judith Krantz's Scruples, a book that positively sizzles with brand-name-dropping, put there not as paid product placement but as verisimilitude of an especially glamorous kind.

    Branded

  • * Judith is from Australia and I am the best.person. ever because I am resisting any and all Australia-type jokes such as ....

    Blog of the Day: The New Misrule Blog

  • Judith is a fan of Good TV (Buffy, Veronica Mars, etc.) * But I just found it at Amazon so I'm adding it to my Wish List.

    Blog of the Day: The New Misrule Blog

  • The Book of Judith is therefore the premier example of fantasy writing in the Bible.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The story of Judith is pure fiction; even if it contains an historical kernel as some have suggested, that historical kernel is irrelevant to the final product.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Although it was fun finding out, in Judith and Dennis Bradin's Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy (Clarion, November) that Jane experimented with opium in college, perhaps more pertinent to this anniversary day is their inclusion of an excerpt of an article Jane Addams wrote for Ladies 'Home Journal in 1913, imagining that men rather than women were agitating for suffrage:

    Archive 2006-09-01

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