Definitions

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

  • One of the 12 Apostles and the traditionally accepted author of the first Gospel of the New Testament.

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

  • proper noun Saint Matthew, a disciple of Jesus; author of the first Gospel.

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  • proper noun A male given name of biblical origin.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.
  • proper noun Matthew the Evangelist, one of the twelve Apostles. A publican or tax-collector at Capernaum and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Matthew.
  • proper noun biblical The Gospel of St. Matthew, the first book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the first of the four gospels, a book attributed to Matthew the Evangelist.

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

  • noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount
  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin Matthaeus, from Greek Matthaios, from Hebrew Mattayyāh, gift of Yahweh : mattān, gift (from nātan, to give; see ntn in Semitic roots) + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]

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From earlier Matheu, from Latin Matthaeus, from Ancient Greek Ματθαῖος (Matthaios), from Hebrew מתתיהו (Matatyahu), מתיתיהו (Matityahu), meaning "gift of the Lord; gift of Yahweh; gift of Jehovah".

Examples

  • DAN WINKLER, FATHER OF MATTHEW WINKLER: Now we turn our immediate attention to the remembrance of our son Matthew and the care of three precious children.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2006

  • DAN WINKLER, MATTHEW WINKLER'S FATHER: We turn our immediate attention to the remembrance of our son Matthew and the care of three precious children.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2006

  • DAN WINKLER, FATHER OF MATTHEW WINKLER: We turn our immediate attention to the remembrance of our son Matthew and the care of three precious children.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2006

  • FRED C. MARTINEZ, ATTORNEY FOR MATTHEW PROPP: Well, Matthew is not fighting for anything.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2002

  • The card certainly appeared official enough, with its gold embossed FBI seal in the top corner, and the name Matthew Hostetler—Supervising Special Agent centered below.

    The God Hater

  • Jesus in Matthew is clearly giving the same authority to Peter.

    Theology on Tap Presentation on the Church

  • Jesus in Matthew is clearly giving the same authority to Peter.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • What is striking is that the name Matthew was one invariably associated with a priestly, not a kingly or royal, lineage.

    The Jesus Dynasty

  • What is striking is that the name Matthew was one invariably associated with a priestly, not a kingly or royal, lineage.

    The Jesus Dynasty

  • “Does the name Matthew Shepard mean anything to you?”

    RAINBOW road

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