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  1. an inhabitant or native of Moab.
  2. an extinct language of Moab, in the Canaanite group of Semitic languages.
  1. Also Mo·a·bit·ic [moh-uh-bit-ik] /ˌmoʊ əˈbɪt ɪk/, Mo·a·bit·ish [moh-uh-bahy-tish] /ˈmoʊ əˌbaɪ tɪʃ/. of or relating to the ancient kingdom of Moab, its people, or their language.

Origin of Moabite

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Mōabīta < Greek Mōabī́tēs, representing Hebrew mōābī. See Moab, -ite1
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Examples from the Web for moabite

Historical Examples

  • It rested like a swallow's nest on the lofty edge of the Moabite plateau.

    Biblical Geography and History

    Charles Foster Kent

  • "Woe to the man that should say differently," replied the Moabite, feeling the flattery.

    A King of Tyre

    James M. Ludlow

  • How came it that the Moabite army was so completely in David's power?

  • On the Moabite Stone the word occurs as meaning the stone itself.


    Claude Reignier Conder

  • Jehoshaphat did not say to a Moabite or an Ammonite, "I am as thou art."

    The All-Sufficiency of Christ

    Charles Henry Mackintosh

British Dictionary definitions for moabite


  1. of or relating to Moab, an ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea, or its inhabitants
  1. a native or inhabitant of Moab
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