Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

cheder

[khey-duh r; English khey-der, hey-] /ˈxeɪ dər; English ˈxeɪ dər, ˈheɪ-/
noun, plural chadarim
[khuh-dah-rim] /xəˈdɑ rɪm/ (Show IPA).
English, cheders. Yiddish.
1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cheder
Historical Examples
  • And that was how it came about that there were two parties at "Reb" Yankel's "cheder."

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • On the one side was the whole "cheder," on the other Getzel.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • The "cheder" was full of noise and tumult and shouting that reached to the sky.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • The "cheder" is not far away, in the next house, that is to say, in the next room.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • I was reminded of it all the year round by the boys at "cheder."

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Why is it that when I come from "cheder," and do not find Busie I cannot eat?

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • He had sent to him, to the "cheder," the best of everything.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • You must know that at our "cheder" every boy has a nickname.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Leibel bent his head, lowered his eyes, and went off to "cheder."

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • I mean that we are to pretend to be ill, so that we shall not have to go to 'cheder.'

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
British Dictionary definitions for cheder

cheder

/ˈxɛdɛr; English ˈheɪdə/
noun (Judaism) (pl) chadarim (xadaˈriːm), (English) cheders
1.
(in Western countries) elementary religious education classes, usually outside normal school hours
2.
more traditionally, a full-time elementary religious school
3.
(informal) a place of corrective instruction; prison
Word Origin
literally: room
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for cheder

Word Value for cheder

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends