Definitions

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

  • In the Bible, the Egyptian servant of Abraham's wife, Sarah. With Abraham she had a son, Ishmael.

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  • proper n. The Egyptian concubine of Abraham, mother of Ishmael.
  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

From Hebrew הָגָר (Hagar, "stranger"). Compare Arabic هاجر (Hajar), Tiberian Hebrew  (Hāḡār). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ELIZABETH HAGAR: Huckabee Granted Clemency to Woman Convicted of Killing Husband, Hagar Was Freed.

    12/05/2007

  • I am yet on very friendly terms with several of these strange people; nay, a certain Hagar Burton, an old fortune-teller (divinatrice), took part in a period of my life which in no small degree contributed to determine its course.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Without a word Hagar went to work and sketched into the second sketch

    An Unpardonable Liar

  • Translate, For this word, Hagar, is (imports) Mount Sinai in

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • 004: 025 This is Hagar; for the name Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, which is in bondage together with her children.

    Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, Galatians

  • And Abram called Hagar had been commanded to give that name to her son; but Moses follows the order of nature; because fathers, by the imposition of the name, declare the power which they have over their sons.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • The patriarch arose, after a night of conflict and prayer, while the stars were still shining in the heavens, while the flocks lay in stillness around the tents, and before those who had revelled and rejoiced were awake, and called Hagar and her child.

    Notable Women of Olden Time

  • Oh – but – say now, Miss Hagar, that is hard to drive me away when I have just come; and such an afternoon, too, hot enough to kill a darkey.

    Hagar's Daughter: A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice

  • Our Lord heard the voice of the child, and an anger called Hagar saying, What doest thou, Hagar?

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Ah, what a life it is we lead in the tents of Ishmael, the cast-away! through what tortuous pathways wander the nomad tribes who call Hagar, the abandoned, their mother! what lies, what evasions, what prevarications!

    Birds of Prey

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