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

  • In the Bible, the Hebrew prophet and lawgiver who led the Israelites out of Egypt.
  • Moses, Anna Mary Robertson Known as "Grandma Moses.” 1860-1961. American painter noted for her primitive and colorful paintings of rural scenes.
  • Moses, Robert 1888-1981. American public official who planned many important public works and buildings in New York City, including Lincoln Center and the United Nations complex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The patriarch who led the slaved Jews out of Egypt, brother of Aaron and Miriam in the Book of Exodus.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A surname.
  • n. A large flatboat used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large flatboat, used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a flat-bottomed boat used in the West Indies for carrying hogsheads of sugar to ships.

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

  • n. (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai
  • n. United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)

Etymologies

Late Latin Mōses, from Greek, from Hebrew mōše, from Egyptian ms, child.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς from the Classical Hebrew משה (Wiktionary)

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