Esther [es-ter] Examples noun
- the wife of Ahasuerus.
- a book of the Bible bearing her name. Abbreviation: Esth.
- a number of prayers, visions, interpretations of dreams, etc., that are included in the Douay Bible as chapters 10–16.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for esther Contemporary Examples of esther
In her struggle to find her daughter, Esther becomes one of the founders of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.
December 21, 2014
Esther Choi of Mokbar said she has made Korean potato pancakes called gam ja jun, and Charles Rodriguez of PRINT.
December 17, 2014
The name Easter may, or may not, be derived from the Sumerian goddess Inanna, or Ishtar—the source of the Hebrew name Esther.
December 5, 2014
I started to think of these sections in part as being the interior place where the characters of Jane and Esther perhaps overlap.
February 10, 2014
Esther Williams, 91 From 1945-49 a Williams film was one of the top 20 box office grossers each year—clearly, swimming sells.
Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson
December 30, 2013
Historical Examples of esther
Needless to say, it was “not equal to Mr. Handel’s oratorio of Esther or Deborah.”
Edward J. Dent
“Nowhere on earth, Esther,” replied David, unknowing why he said so.
Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman.”
Francis Augustus Cox
Now then, “Eccles enters breathless, Esther and Polly rise.”
See Lossing, see Esther and Maggie, and remember about tea-set.
British Dictionary definitions for esther Esther noun Old Testament
- a beautiful Jewish woman who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
- the book in which this episode is recounted
Word Origin and History for esther Esther
fem. proper name, Old Testament wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus, from Greek Esther, from Hebrew Ester, from Persian sitareh “star,” related to Avestan star- (see star (n.)).
esther in Culture Esther
A book of the Old Testament that tells the story of a beautiful Jewish woman named Esther who is chosen by the king of Persia (now Iran; see Persian Empire) to be his queen. Esther, with the aid of her cousin Mordecai, stops a plot to massacre the Jews (see also Jews) in Persia, and Mordecai becomes the king’s chief minister.
Note This event is celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim.