Definition of Esther

1. Noun. (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim).

Category relationships: Old Testament
Generic synonyms: Jewess, Queen

2. Noun. An Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre.
Exact synonyms: Book Of Esther
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings

Definition of Esther

1. Proper noun. (Persian female given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh. ¹

3. Proper noun. (biblical character) The heroine of the Book of Esther. ¹

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Literary usage of Esther

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1. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the (1854)
"9 And Hatach came and told esther the words of Mordecai. ... 10 1 Again esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai ; 12 And they told ..."

2. Representative British Dramas: Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"esther at window. When curtain has risen she comes down slowly to chair right ... esther. No; but to think I lived two and twenty years without knowing youl ..."

3. The Dickens Dictionary: A Key to the Characters and Principal Incidents in by Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1900)
"Richard, choosing a profession, decides to become a surgeon; Mr. Kenge recommends Mr. Bayham Badger, and Richard is placed with him ; esther is worried by ..."

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