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Matthew

[math-yoo] /ˈmæθ yu/
noun
1.
one of the four Evangelists, a customs collector from Capernaum, summoned to be one of the 12 apostles: originally called Levi. Matt. 9:9–13.
2.
the first Gospel.
Abbreviation: Matt.
3.
a male given name.
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  • I wonder, now, could we persuade Matthew to send in his resignation.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "You may well ask him," she said before Uncle Matthew could answer.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "Your Uncle Matthew was terribly upset by it," he said, reverting to the play.

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  • Uncle Matthew had spoken so sadly and so longingly that John had deeply pitied him.

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  • "You'd meet the like of them any minute of the day in London," said Uncle Matthew.

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British Dictionary definitions for Matthew

Matthew

/ˈmæθjuː/
noun (New Testament)
1.
Saint Matthew, Levi, a tax collector of Capernaum called by Christ to be one of the 12 apostles (Matthew 9:9–13; 10:3). Feast day: Sept 21 or Nov 16
2.
the first Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him
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Word Origin and History for Matthew

masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old French Mathieu, from Late Latin Matthaeus, from Greek Matthaios, contraction of Mattathias, from Hebrew Mattathyah "gift of Jehovah," from mattath "gift." Variant Matthias is from the Greek version.

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