from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from massacre.
- n. See Table at Bible.
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- proper n. A female given name.
- proper n. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
- proper n. The heroine of the Book of Esther.
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- n. (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
- n. an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
JAMES THERRIAULT, ESTHER REED'S FORMER TEACHER: Esther was the kind of kid who would be invisible if you didn't take pains to notice her presence.
I am convinced that _Esther_ is hidden here, which name, according to the testimony of the Book of Esther, was her _Persian_ name, as she was first called _Myrtle_, as her Jewish maiden name.
"After all the cooking and so forth was finished, of course we had to keep the Fast of Esther, and everyone, even babies went to Shule to hear the Megilla (the _Book of Esther_) read; and, when the Chazan came to
Complaint died away, and at the end of the term Esther was re-engaged.
Esther is a New-York-City-based relationship therapist, and through her workshops and private practice she has helped thousands of couples get through the toughest transitions that life can throw at us.
The challenge then seemed to be finding the time to be together as a couple, as man and woman, not as mom and dad or worker, or, as Esther is fond of saying, "productive citizens."
Dear Esther is indeed ghostly and ethereal, but it's all thematic notation.
The only time Otis hears her called Esther is when she's fighting with his daddy and winning.
Literature: a name invented by Jonathan Swift as a nickname for Esther Vanhomrigh.
Queen Esther is the biblical whistleblower who risked her life exposing the evil plot of Haman, an adviser to the Persian king, to exterminate all the Jews in Persia.