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[key-luh b] /ˈkeɪ ləb/
a Hebrew leader, sent as a spy into the land of Canaan. Num. 13:6.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dog.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I have not heard anything like a cheer since I have been out of the house," said Caleb.

    The First Capture Harry Castlemon
  • Little Caleb then went to the window, so as to see his face plainer.

    Caleb in the Country Jacob Abbott
  • But the travelling merchants, led by Caleb, arrived through the garden.

    The Tour Louis Couperus
  • Why grandmother,” said Caleb, “I cannot see now so well as I could before.

    Caleb in the Country Jacob Abbott
  • Caleb Thayer held a great leather-bound Bible on his knees, and was reading aloud in a solemn voice.

    Pembroke Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Word Origin and History for Caleb

masc. proper name, in the Bible, one of the 12 men sent by Moses to reconnoiter Canaan, from Hebrew Kalebh, literally "dog-like," from kelebh "dog."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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