Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Nathan

[ney-thuh n] /ˈneɪ θən/
noun
1.
a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. II Sam. 12; I Kings 1:34.
2.
George Jean, 1882–1958, U.S. drama critic, author, and editor.
3.
Robert, 1894–1985, U.S. novelist and poet.
4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “gift.”.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Nathan
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The name of angel is given to the prophet Nathan, who reproved David for his sin.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • No one had ever told him that "Nathan der Weise" was thus afflicted.

  • The thought of Nathan the Wise was indeed as a fiery scourge.

  • It was Nathan Graves, with whom Frank was destined to have some unpleasant experiences.

    The Cash Boy Horatio Alger Jr.
  • He looked toward it, but the face that he saw was not that of Nathan Graves.

    The Cash Boy Horatio Alger Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for Nathan

Nathan

/ˈneɪθən/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a prophet at David's court (II Samuel 7:1–17; 12:1–15)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Nathan

masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Nathan, literally "he has given," from verb nathan, related to mattan "gift."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Nathan

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Nathan

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for nathan