Definition of Methuselah

1. Noun. (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years.

Category relationships: Old Testament
Generic synonyms: Patriarch



2. Noun. A man who is very old.

Definition of Methuselah

1. Proper noun. The oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, having reportedly lived 969 years. ¹

2. Proper noun. (qualifier hence) Any person or thing that has lived to a very old age. ¹

3. Noun. A wine bottle having the capacity of eight standard bottles (six litres) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Methuselah

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1. The Journal of Sacred Literature by John Kitto, Henry Burgess, Benjamin Harris Cowper (1848)
"2200 years are equal to 2262 lunar years; therefore we find 187 instead of 160 with Methuselah, and 188 instead of 153 with Lamech. ..."

2. Nye and Riley's Wit and Humor: (poems and Yarns) by Bill Nye, James Whitcomb Riley (1905)
"For three hundred years Enoch and Methuselah jogged along together in the ca- was suddenly little Methuselah "I He could inherited disease, three hundred ..."

3. Child Observations: 1st Series: Imitation and Allied Activities. Made by the by Elias Harlow Russell, Massachusetts State Normal School, Worcester (1896)
"We named it Methuselah; and although we knew that Methuselah was the oldest man ... We always spoke of a Mrs. Methuselah, but I do not remember that we had ..."

4. Lectures on the science of human life by Sylvester Graham (1849)
"The period signified by the word year, in this record, appears to mean precisely the same length of time when applied to Adam and Methuselah that it does ..."

5. Selections for Homes and Schools by Marion L. Simons Misch (1911)
"VICTOR HUGO Translation from the Dublin University Magazine Methuselah In the Talmud ... Amongst the many concerning Methuselah is the following: One day, ..."

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