a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh.
an inhabitant of ancient Gilead.

Origin of Gileadite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gileadite

Historical Examples of gileadite

  • To digress, why do you most admire Jephthahs daughter, the gentle Gileadite?

    The Protector

    Harold Bindloss

  • And if he said "Sibboleth" (the Gileadite dialect), and did not pronounce it exactly right, then they would kill him.

    Hebrew Life and Times

    Harold B. Hunting

  • Thence it completes the half circle, cutting its way through the Gileadite hills to the Jordan.

  • Jephthah, the Gileadite, of the tribe of Manasseh having been banished by his tribesmen, began to lead the life of a highwayman.

  • And could she not be as resolute as the daughter of the Gileadite?

    Judith Shakespeare

    William Black

British Dictionary definitions for gileadite



an inhabitant of the region of Gilead
a descendant of Gilead (the man)
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