Definition of Canaanite

1. Noun. A member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before it was conquered by the Israelites.

Generic synonyms: Semite

2. Noun. The extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied Canaan before the Israelite conquest.
Generic synonyms: Canaanitic, Canaanitic Language

Definition of Canaanite

1. n. A descendant of Canaan, the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah.

2. n. A zealot.

Definition of Canaanite

1. Proper noun. An ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites. ¹

2. Proper noun. A subfamily of the Semitic languages, which were spoken by the ancient peoples of the Canaan region, including Canaanites, Israelites, Phoenicians, and Philistines. ¹

3. Noun. A member of the ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites. ¹

4. Noun. (context by extension) A zealot or fanatic. ¹

5. Noun. A member of the Canaanism movement. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the people or language of Canaan. ¹

7. Adjective. Of or pertaining to this sect or its followers; Canaanitic ¹

8. Adjective. (by extension) zealous or fanatical. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canaanite

Canaan Dog
Canaanitic language
Canachites canadensis
Canada Day
Canada Dry
Canada anemone
Canada balsam
Canada garlic
Canada geese

Literary usage of Canaanite

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1. The Social Teachings of the Prophets and Jesus by Charles Foster Kent (1917)
"nomadic Hebrew and the agricultural canaanite conceptions of religion and ... The Hebrew God was conceived of as a male Deity; the canaanite pantheon ..."

2. History, Prophecy and the Monuments by James Frederick McCurdy (1914)
"The general statement is "that the ethnical name 'Amorite' belongs exclusively to the Elohist, and the name canaanite exclusively to the ..."

3. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1892)
"A canaanite MASK, somewhat resembling those which are common among the mounds of America, ... Mr. Flinders Pétries thinks it of canaanite origin. ..."

4. Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion by Claude Goldsmid Montefiore (1892)
"therefore, of importance to obtain some faint idea of what that canaanite religion actually was.1 Out of the small material from which an estimate of them ..."

5. The Founders and Rulers of United Israel: From the Death of Moses to the by Charles Foster Kent (1908)
"The Victory of the Jehovah Religion over the canaanite Cults. When the Hebrews conquered the canaanites, they entered into possession of the native ..."

6. Bible Defence of Slavery: And Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race by Josiah Priest (1852)
"... the voluntary Hebrew servant, and the Negro or canaanite slave—-Remarks on the subject of the strangers, of whom the Jews might take usury, ..."

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