- Also called Jerubbaal. a judge of Israel and conqueror of the Midianites. Judges 6–8.
- a member of the Gideons International.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “great destroyer.”
Examples from the Web for gideon
My wife and I named our son Gideon after Tony had sounded Gideon's Trumpet.The Essential Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lester, Josh Dzieza
March 25, 2013
Gideon wrote to the Supreme Court, arguing that his inability to obtain counsel effectively denied him a fair shake at trial.
Many jurisdictions have treated Gideon as an unfunded mandate.
The audience asked Levori and Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy some of the questions that had also been bugging me during film.“Ameer Got His Gun”: Not Challenging Any Narratives
November 19, 2012
The front page of today's Haaretz featured an article by Gideon Levy about a dramatic survey of Israeli Jewish public opinion.That Poll's Apartheid Problem
October 23, 2012
He who announced to Gideon that he should deliver Israel from the power of the Midianites.The Phantom World
Though we never did use to think Loringwood isolated, did we, Gideon?The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
In this respect her face was like the earthen pitcher of Gideon: it concealed the light.David Elginbrod
This position was offered to Gideon Pond who in 1838 accepted.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
Now Gideon Ward has always made might right in this section.The Rainy Day Railroad War
- Old Testament a Hebrew judge who led the Israelites to victory over their Midianite oppressors (Judges 6:11–8:35)
Word Origin and History for gideon
Bible propagation society, 1906, formally Christian Commercial Young Men's Association of America, founded 1899. It takes its name from Gideon, Israelite judge and warrior [Judg. vi:11-viii:25], from Hebrew Gidh'on, literally "feller," from stem of gadha "he cut off, hewed, felled."