- Jacob's favorite wife, the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. Gen. 29–35.
- a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “lamb.”
Examples from the Web for rachel
“I have to think her body type played a role,” said Rachel Greenblatt, a Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Harvard University.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
Muse was looking to regain custody of her four children—Justin, Sarah, Patrick and Rachel.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
Rachel Maddow, too, apparently impresses in her upcoming season two guest turn.Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit
October 24, 2014
Someone I love a lot right now is Rachel McKibbens, who is doing wonderful work.Richard Blanco’s Gay Latino Poet Survival Kit
October 8, 2014
And so it is with admiration and understanding that we are still violently furious over the pairing of Joey and Rachel.15 Times ‘Friends’ Was Really, Really Weird
September 18, 2014
May she draw a husband, while drawing her water, as Rachel did of old.A Rill from the Town Pump (From "Twice Told Tales")
There was my half-sister Rachel, now, eight years younger'n me.The Bacillus of Beauty
I do believe Rachel looks younger than I do, in some new dresses and hats she has.
I shall only look on, and then—Rachel and I have an amusing plan for the end of the evening.
Anthony took Cleopatra, and most of the other unmarried men took Rachel Guest.
- (ˈreɪtʃəl) Old Testament the second and best-loved wife of Jacob; mother of Joseph and Benjamin (Genesis 29–35)
- (French raʃɛl) original name Elisa Félix . 1820–58, French tragic actress, famous for her roles in the plays of Racine and Corneille
Word Origin and History for rachel
fem. proper name, biblical daughter of Laban and wife of Jacob, from Late Latin, from Greek Rhakhel, from Hebrew Rahel, literally "ewe" (cf. Arabic rahil, Aramaic rahla, Akkadian lahru, a metathesized form).