Definitions

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

  • In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

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Examples

  • This derivation makes the double propriety of the name Zebulon very apparent.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • There are too many people around the station in Zebulon, and there'd almost surely be someone there who knew them.

    The Camp Fire Girls in the Woods, or Bessie King's First Council Fire

  • The family must have had a pious liking for Bible names, because he was called Zebulon, my sister Peninnah, and I Ezra, which is not a name for a gentleman.

    The Autobiography of a Quack

  • 10 And Barak called Zebulon and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet; and Deborah went up with him.

    The Woman's Bible

  • Rufus Wainwright - "Zebulon" (Live) • The singer-songwriter announced a new album and its tracklist this week, now performs its intimate set-closer about his mother,

    Stereogum

  • So far, the group has attracted 250 members, and once a week, they congregate at music venues such as Zebulon, Brooklyn Bowl, and Rose Live for whatever funk, soul, afrobeat or funk acts happen to be in town that day.

    NY Post: News

  • Later, on the quivering, red-eyed "Zebulon," Wainwright sings, "My mother's in the hospital/My sister's at the opera/I'm in love but let's not talk about it/There's so much to tell you."

    Paste Magazine

  • Aided by the suspect's Cree Indian ex-bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill who adopts the P.I. as a mentor and role model, Spenser bulls and breezes along in a predictable manner—but then the predictability is part of the pleasure.

    A Turning Point For Two Tough Guys

  • Mr. Toubin, who remains in serious condition as this issue goes to print, had been slated to host this dance party at Zebulon, and this installment will double as a benefit to help his family cover his medical costs.

    Holiday Hoedowns

  • Mr. Faccini, who's already performed shows at the Living Room on the Lower East Side and Zebulon in Williamsburg, will return to the Living Room on Wednesday and again on Feb. 23, and play Barb è s in Park Slope on Feb. 20.

    A Citizen of World Music

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