- a Major Prophet of the 6th century b.c.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Ezek.
- Moses Jacob,1844–1917, U.S. sculptor, in Rome.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God strengthens.”
Examples from the Web for ezekiel
“Judges are more lenient in terms of preparation,” says criminal-defense attorney Ezekiel Perlo.The Grim Sleeper’s Trial Is Moving at Snail’s Pace, and Victims’ Families Are Furious
March 21, 2013
The discussion poses an argument: In the book of Ezekiel, God is determined to wipe out a city, which is full of wickedness.For Shame
July 12, 2012
My father loved to brag about Ezekiel Cheever who arrived on a distinguished small boat in the 1630s.Cheever on Cheever
March 3, 2009
Another brother, Ezekiel, is a bioethicist at the Harvard Medical School.Barack's Enforcer
November 6, 2008
Evidently, they were not all like Ezekiel and the shrill-voiced woman.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
Uncle Ezekiel Rideout kept an eye on the weather that night.Billy Topsail & Company
On the day the militia assembled Ezekiel Holden of Boston had given him a name.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
Here He seems to be thinking, of that remarkable river-vision of Ezekiel's.Quiet Talks on Power
In Ezekiel the subject is the same, but the point of view is different.Legends Of Babylon And Egypt
Leonard W. King
- a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century bc, exiled to Babylon in 597 bc
- the book containing his oracles, which describe the downfall of Judah and Jerusalem and their subsequent restoration
Word Origin and History for ezekiel
masc. proper name; in Old Testament, name of a book and of one of the great prophets of Israel, from Late Latin Ezechiel, from Greek Iezekiel, from Hebrew Yehezqel, literally "God strengthens," from hazaq "he was strong, he strengthened" + El "God."