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Chasid

or Chas·sid

[khah-sid, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed]
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noun, plural Cha·sid·im [khah-sid-im, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-see-dim; Sephardic Hebrew khah-see-deem] /xɑˈsɪd ɪm, hɑ-; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɔˈsi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ siˈdim/. Judaism.
  1. Hasid.
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Related formsCha·sid·ic [khah-sid-ik, hah-] /xɑˈsɪd ɪk, hɑ-/, adjectiveCha·sid·ism, noun

Chassid

or Cha·sid

[khah-sid, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed]
noun, plural Chas·sid·im [khah-sid-im, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-see-dim; Sephardic Hebrew khah-see-deem] /xɑˈsɪd ɪm, hɑ-; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɔˈsi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ siˈdim/. Judaism.
  1. Hasid.
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Related formsChas·sid·ic [hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/, adjectiveChas·sid·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for chasid

Historical Examples

  • Chasid had him locked up in an iron cage, and hung in his garden.

    The Oriental Story Book

    Wilhelm Hauff

  • Long and happy lived the Caliph Chasid with his wife the Princess.

  • Caliph Chasid lived long and happily with his wife the Princess.

  • Long and happily the Caliph Chasid lived with his wife, the Princess.

  • Chasid and his companion strolled through the passages in search of some dry nook, when suddenly the stork Mansor stopped.


British Dictionary definitions for chasid

Chassid

Chasid, Hassid or Hasid

noun plural Chassidim, Chasidim, Hassidim or Hasidim (ˈhæsɪˌdiːm, -dɪm, Hebrew xasɪˈdim)
  1. a sect of Jewish mystics founded in Poland about 1750, characterized by religious zeal and a spirit of prayer, joy, and charity
  2. a Jewish sect of the 2nd century bc, formed to combat Hellenistic influences
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Derived FormsChassidic, Chasidic, Hassidic or Hasidic (həˈsɪdɪk), adjectiveChassidism, Chasidism, Hassidism or Hasidism, noun
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