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[gil-ee-uh-dahyt] /ˈgɪl i əˌdaɪt/
a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh.
an inhabitant of ancient Gilead.
Origin of Gileadite Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Now it was that Jair the Gileadite, 16 of the tribe of Manasseh, took the government.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • And could she not be as resolute as the daughter of the Gileadite?

    Judith Shakespeare William Black
  • To digress, why do you most admire Jephthahs daughter, the gentle Gileadite?

    The Protector Harold Bindloss
  • Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

  • Her faith was as of that nameless daughter of the Gileadite; and she could not yield.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • Jephthah, the Gileadite, of the tribe of Manasseh having been banished by his tribesmen, began to lead the life of a highwayman.

  • And if he said "Sibboleth" (the Gileadite dialect), and did not pronounce it exactly right, then they would kill him.

    Hebrew Life and Times Harold B. Hunting
  • Thence it completes the half circle, cutting its way through the Gileadite hills to the Jordan.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
British Dictionary definitions for Gileadite


an inhabitant of the region of Gilead
a descendant of Gilead (the man)
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