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[ih-zee-kee-uh l] /ɪˈzi ki əl/
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.”.
Also, Douay Bible, Ezechiel (for defs 1, 2) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

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  • On the day the militia assembled Ezekiel Holden of Boston had given him a name.

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  • Here He seems to be thinking, of that remarkable river-vision of Ezekiel's.

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  • In Ezekiel the subject is the same, but the point of view is different.

  • Oh, by the way, Ezekiel, I wonder if you could do a little errand for me?

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British Dictionary definitions for Ezekiel


noun (Old Testament)
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
Douay spelling Ezechiel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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