Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The twelfth month of the year in the Jewish calendar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Hebrew month, being the sixth of the civil and the twelfth of the ecclesiastical year, corresponding to the latter part of February and the first part of March.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil. It corresponded nearly with March.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Judaism The sixth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Shevat and before Nisan.

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

  • noun the sixth month of the civil year; the twelfth month of the ecclesiastic year in the Jewish calendar (in February and March)

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew ’ădār, from Akkadian adaru, addaru, month corresponding to parts of February and March.]

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From Hebrew אֲדָר (adár).

Examples

  • And in the ninth year of the reign of Darius, on the twenty-third day of the twelfth month, which is by us called Adar, but by the Macedonians

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • Flashback to Laura's blind-date on Caprica and she's had second thoughts and tells the hunk to take a hike, then calls Adar's rep and says she'll join the campaign.

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  • Flashback to Laura's blind-date on Caprica and she's had second thoughts and tells the hunk to take a hike, then calls Adar's rep and says she'll join the campaign.

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  • Upton said he called Adar with news of the ruling and was told, "Can you imagine the coincidence?

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  • Upton said he called Adar with news of the ruling and was told, "Can you imagine the coincidence?

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  • Were sent by the king's messengers to all provinces, to kill and destroy all the Jews, both young and old, little children, and women, in one day, that is, on the thirteenth of the twelfth month, which is called Adar, and to make a spoil of their goods.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • So on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which as we have said above is called Adar, when all the Jews were designed to be massacred, and their enemies were greedy after their blood, the case being altered, the Jews began to have the upper hand, and to revenge themselves of their adversaries.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • So on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which as we have said above is called Adar, when all the Jews were designed to be massacred, and their enemies were greedy after their blood, the case being altered, the Jews began to have the upper hand, and to revenge themselves of their adversaries.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 19: Esther The Challoner Revision

  • So on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which as we have said above is called Adar, when all the Jews were designed to be massacred, and their enemies were greedy after their blood, the case being altered, the Jews began to have the upper hand, and to revenge themselves of their adversaries.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • Were sent by the king's messengers to all provinces, to kill and destroy all the Jews, both young and old, little children, and women, in one day, that is, on the thirteenth of the twelfth month, which is called Adar, and to make a spoil of their goods.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

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