Definition of Nimrod

1. Noun. (Old Testament) a famous hunter.

Category relationships: Old Testament
Generic synonyms: Hunter, Huntsman

Definition of Nimrod

1. Proper noun. (biblical character) A grandson of Ham; he was a mighty hunter and king of Shinar. ¹

2. Proper noun. A British maritime patrol aircraft. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly US informal pejorative) A silly or foolish person; An idiot. ¹

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Definition of Nimrod

1. a hunter [n -S] - See also: hunter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nimrod

Nile green
Nile perch
Nilgiri Hills
Nilo-Saharan language
Nilotic language
Nilphamari District
Nina Ross
Nina from Carolina

Literary usage of Nimrod

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1846)
"THE next volume of the Sporting Magazine, albeit the winter one contains little in support of the title of nimrod. Thus speaks the Index— " nimrod—A few ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"nimrod stands for treachery or desertion, according to the derivation from ... 59), nimrod cast Abraham into the fire because he refused to worship idola ..."

3. The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic by Ernest Henry Shackleton, Hugh Robert Mill, Tannatt William Edgeworth David (1909)
"During the winter the nimrod had been laid up in Port Lyttelton waiting till the time arrived to bring us back to civilisation. ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"It was also involved in bloody conflicts in 1791 and 1815. nimrod, a personage mentioned in Gen. x. 8, 9, 10, in the following manner : " And Cush begat ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"nimrod: According to Genesis, a son of Cush, a mighty hunter, and a founder of kingdoms. All known of nimrod is contained in the verses Gen. x. 8-12. ..."

6. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts by George Francis Dow (1914)
"An Indian called nimrod being convicted for attempting abuse to a married ... nimrod became bold "asking her the said Edmunds wife if she haue husband, ..."

7. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal by Robert Chambers, William Chambers (1848)
"NIMR 0 D * A DRAMATIC poem entitled ' nimrod' has been exciting some attention; but it is no easy matter for critic or common reader to give any account of ..."

8. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"That nimrod, not Assur, built Nineveh; and that it is probable, out of Isaiah xxiii. ... NOW as of nimrod; so are the opinions of writers different touching ..."

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