- a prophetess and judge of Israel. Judges 4, 5.
- Also Deb·o·ra. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “bee.”
Examples from the Web for deborah
NBC News boss Deborah Turness abruptly ousted the ‘Meet the Press’ host four months ago.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown
December 23, 2014
Finally, Deborah Racicot of Narcissa prepares mouth-watering (and non-basic) pumpkin crepes with warm sage cinnamon en glaze.Thanksgiving Favorites, With a Twist
Sara Sayed, The Daily Beast Video
November 26, 2014
Maybe giving Deborah K. Jones, our Ambassador to Libya, a 9mm SIG Sauer and a pair of nunchucks.The GOP Senate: A New Utopia Dawns
P. J. O’Rourke
November 8, 2014
Carroll noted that the vehicle had a Pennsylvania plate, DJV5220, registered to Michael and Deborah Frein.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’
September 17, 2014
The former Today co-host Deborah Norville spoke after Stern.I Was There: Inside Joan Rivers’ Funeral
September 8, 2014
Needless to say, it was "not equal to Mr. Handel's oratorio of Esther or Deborah."Handel
Edward J. Dent
This illustrates the scriptural term in the history of Deborah.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
"Spec she's taken dem dogs a walkin'," said black Deborah unconcernedly.
No one has been near me since Deborah came in to lay the fire.
She might have been a new Deborah, heralding her nation to battle.David Elginbrod
- a prophetess and judge of Israel who fought the Canaanites (Judges 4, 5)
- Rebecca's nurse (Genesis 35:8)
Word Origin and History for deborah
fem. proper name, prophetess and judge in the Old Testament, Hebrew, literally "bee" (thus the name is the same as Melissa).