Definitions

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

  • In the Bible, a young man who with Abednego and Meshach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace of Babylon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. One of the captives in the Bible that came out of the fiery furnace unharmed.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mass of iron on which the operation of smelting has failed of its intended effect; -- so called from Shadrach, one of the three Hebrews who came forth unharmed from the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar. (See Dan. iii. 26, 27.)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metallurgy, same as salamander, 10.

Etymologies

From Hebrew שַׁדְרַךְ (shadrákh), from a Babylonian language. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the end I would probably have voted for Mindbridge since the sex scenes are more entertaining than those in Shadrach in the Furnace (though of course in the counterfactual situation where I actually had a vote that year I would have been 10, so that particular factor would not have mattered so much to me).

    Aminatou Haidar update

  • Cat, whom you call Shadrach, to make off with that of your fat brother; yes, and even gave it to him after his own beast had been lamed by accident.

    Queen Sheba's Ring

  • The base was on the innermost planet, which the team had dubbed Shadrach: a roughly Mars-sized chunk of lifeless rock with a pair of moons, orbiting some five hundred million kilometers out from the center of the giant.

    Warhorse

  • Their Hebrew names were to them witnesses for God, mementoes of the faith of their fathers; hence the king, to destroy their influence, called Daniel, Belteshazzar, i.e. "the treasurer of the god Bel;" Hannaniah he called Shadrach, i.e. "the messenger of the king;" Mishael he called Meshach, i.e. "the devotee of the goddess Shesach."

    The Christian Home

  • He, and Sir Daniel Galbraith's adopted son -- Sir Daniel is Dr. Galbraith's uncle -- were my brother Dawne's great friends at Oxford, where the three of them were known as Shadrach,

    The Heavenly Twins

  • Over on his blog, Stuart Moore shows off some really nice Jon Proctor art for a project they haven’t sold to a publisher yet called Shadrach Stone.

    Selling Shadrach

  • They sang "Shadrach," an account of the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

    BYU NewsNet : Home

  • And looking just at hip hop, I haven't even mentioned the Beastie Boys '"Shadrach," which uses the fiery furnace story to explain the rap group's situation with its record label during the late 1980s.

    The Michigan Daily

  • "Shadrach," he said, "I don't hardly know how to begin.

    Mary-'Gusta

  • "Shadrach," murmured Zoeth, "don't say such unlikely things about folks.

    Mary-'Gusta

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