Definition of Jezebel

1. Noun. Wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC).

Generic synonyms: Jewess, Queen



2. Noun. A shameless impudent scheming woman.
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman

Definition of Jezebel

1. n. A bold, vicious woman; a termagant.

Definition of Jezebel

1. Proper noun. (biblical character) The Phoenician princess and Queen of Ancient Israel who appears in the Old Testament (1 Kings). She incited heresy and lured the Jews away from their God and back to idols. Jezebel was finally deposed by Jehu, who confronted her and had her thrown from the palace window to the streets, where her body was eaten by wild dogs. ¹

2. Noun. (pejorative) An evil, scheming or shameless woman; an immoral woman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jezebel

1. a scheming, wicked woman [n -S]

Medical Definition of Jezebel

1. A bold, vicious woman; a termagant. Origin: From Jezebel, Heb. Izebel, the wife of Ahab king of Israel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jezebel

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jewelweeds
jewess
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jewies
jewing
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jews
jews' harp
jewstone
jewstones
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jezebel (current term)
jezebels
jezve
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jhala
jhalas
jhampani
jhampanis
jharal
jhatka
jheel
jheels
jhil
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jianshuiite

Literary usage of Jezebel

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"In accordance with Greek custom, the LXX. writes this lady's name Elisabeth and Elisabet. It must be remembered that jezebel in 1 Kings, xvi. ..."

2. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1873)
"The chant he has put " into the mouth of Micaiah" stands less in need than some other things of the disclaimer hinted in the pref- * The Days of jezebel, ..."

3. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1873)
"BAYNE'S " DAYS OF jezebel." *—The author has been favorably known by his earlier works, referred to on this title-page, but here he challenges attention in ..."

4. Dictionary of the Apostolic Church by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, John Chisholm Lambert (1915)
"jezebel.—jezebel is referred to in the NT in Rev 2s0 : ' I have somewhat against thee, because thou dost tolerate the woman jezebel who calleth herself a ..."

5. Scripture Texts Illustrated by General Literature by Francis Jacox (1871)
"THE CARCASE OF jezebel ON THE FACE OF THE FIELD. 2 KINGS ix. 37. IN the portion of Jezreel—by a retributive local coincidence—were to lie the mangled ..."

6. Publications (1848)
"... for tolerating jezebel to teach and seduce," Rev. ii. 14, 20. Truth. I may answer, with some admiration and astonishment, how it pleased the Father of ..."

7. Woman; Her Position, Influence, and Achievement Throughout the Civilized by William C. King (1902)
"jezebel became the wife of Ahab, king of Israel, and made her husband more ... Years afterwards, when Jehu entered Jerusalem, jezebel was trampled under his ..."

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