Definitions

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

  • Companion of Saint Paul who is traditionally credited with having written the third Gospel of the New Testament as well as the Acts of the Apostles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Slightly warm; lukewarm; tepid.
  • A Middle English or dialectal form of look.

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

  • adjective Moderately warm; not hot; tepid; lukewarm.

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

  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun Luke the Evangelist, an early Christian credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  • proper noun biblical The Gospel of St. Luke, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the third of the four gospels.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

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

  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
  • noun one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life

Etymologies

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English form of Latin Lucas, from Ancient Greek Λουκᾶς (Loukas, "man from Lucania").

Examples

  • A montage: Guri faces LUKE SKYWALKER in Xizor’s castle, Luke holds his light saber at the ready.

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  • A montage: Guri faces LUKE SKYWALKER in Xizor’s castle, Luke holds his light saber at the ready.

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  • On the first page, under “If found, please return to,” the name Luke Sweet was written in a childish hand, with one Santa Cruz address crossed out and another penciled in.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • On the first page, under “If found, please return to,” the name Luke Sweet was written in a childish hand, with one Santa Cruz address crossed out and another penciled in.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • On the first page, under “If found, please return to,” the name Luke Sweet was written in a childish hand, with one Santa Cruz address crossed out and another penciled in.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • On the first page, under “If found, please return to,” the name Luke Sweet was written in a childish hand, with one Santa Cruz address crossed out and another penciled in.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • Clarys mothers friendor whatever he is, reallygoes by the name Luke Garroway, Jace finished finally.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • Clarys mothers friendor whatever he is, reallygoes by the name Luke Garroway, Jace finished finally.

    The Mortal Instruments: Book One: City of Bones

  • As the same angel appears to have been employed on all these high occasions -- and most likely he to whom in Luke is given the name of "Gabriel," Lu 1: 19, 26 -- perhaps it should in every instance except the first, be rendered "the angel."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • But many Americans consider him something of an under-achiever, one writer even coining the phrase 'Luke Donald Disease' for any British player making a ton of money without winning.

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