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[noh-uh] /ˈnoʊ ə/
the patriarch who built a ship (Noah's Ark) in which he, his family, and animals of every species survived the Flood. Gen. 5–9.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “rest.”. Unabridged
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  • A bell, for instance—as well expect to find a bell here as in Noah's Ark!

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • It is a life like that of Enoch and Noah, who “walked with God.”

  • Why in the world didn't you order an electric cab instead of that Noah's Ark?

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If this is a trickle then Noah's flood couldn't have been more than a splash.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Some believe that Zoroaster is the same as Ham, the son of Noah.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
British Dictionary definitions for Noah


(Austral) a shark
Word Origin
from Australian rhyming slang Noah's Ark


(Old Testament) a Hebrew patriarch, who saved himself, his family, and specimens of each species of animal and bird from the Flood by building a ship (Noah's Ark) in which they all survived (Genesis 6–8)
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Word Origin and History for Noah

masc. proper name, from Hebrew Noah, literally "rest." Phrase Noah's ark attested from 1610s. The adjective Noachian, in reference to the flood legend, is from 1670s.

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