Definitions

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

  • One of the 12 Apostles. He is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless.

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  • proper noun biblical The penultimate book of the New Testament of the Bible.
  • proper noun biblical One of the Apostles, also called Thaddaeus.
  • proper noun A male given name.

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

  • noun a New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless

Etymologies

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

[Greek Iouda, from Hebrew yəhûdâ.]

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Short form of Judas used in an attempt to distinguish the Apostle Judas Thaddaeus from Judas Iscariot . From Old Testament Judah, Hebrew יְהוּדָה , said to mean "praised".

Examples

  • The stars had the word Jude on them in oddly shaped letters, and the fabric was quick to unravel if not sewn to the coats in tiny, tight stitches.

    Stones from the River

  • The stars had the word Jude on them in oddly shaped letters, and the fabric was quick to unravel if not sewn to the coats in tiny, tight stitches.

    Stones from the River

  • The stars had the word Jude on them in oddly shaped letters, and the fabric was quick to unravel if not sewn to the coats in tiny, tight stitches.

    Stones from the River

  • The stars had the word Jude on them in oddly shaped letters, and the fabric was quick to unravel if not sewn to the coats in tiny, tight stitches.

    Stones from the River

  • The stars had the word Jude on them in oddly shaped letters, and the fabric was quick to unravel if not sewn to the coats in tiny, tight stitches.

    Stones from the River

  • At the crossroads, police in plastic riot shield helmets held back marching groups of people, each one wearing a yellow Star of David with the word Jude on it.

    Turmoil and Triumph

  • At the crossroads, police in plastic riot shield helmets held back marching groups of people, each one wearing a yellow Star of David with the word Jude on it.

    Turmoil and Triumph

  • The BBC reports the protesters wore stripped uniforms with a yellow star of David emblazoned with the word "Jude," which is German for Jew.

    News

  • The BBC reports the protesters wore stripped uniforms with a yellow star of David emblazoned with the word "Jude," which is German for Jew.

    News

  • At a recent protest by a fringe group against secular resistance to ultra-Orthodox gender segregation, demonstrators wore yellow Nazi-like Star of David patches with the word "Jude," German for Jew.

    www.startribune.com

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