- a son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob. Gen. 21:1–4.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “laughter.”
Examples from the Web for isaac
Those charges were later dropped when Isaac refused to cooperate with authorities.New Details Emerge in Suge Knight Shooting at Chris Brown's Pre-VMAs Party on the Sunset Strip
August 25, 2014
Someone might have been reading a bit too much Isaac Asimov.Does a Robot Need to Be Cute?
June 22, 2014
In alternating chapters, the two narrators of the novel describe their lives with Isaac, from two different periods in time.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
The activist behind it is Isaac Jackson of the Urban Survivors Network.Clean Crack Pipes for All! San Francisco’s Final Social Justice Frontier
January 31, 2014
Or unless they are a big-name, which Isaac is not, and that may have counted against him.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
No fear but what Isaac will do well in the world and be a rich man before he dies.Biographical Stories
Among the officers who came and spoke to us, was an admiral, Sir Isaac Coffin.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
This remark is exemplified in the history of Isaac and Rebekah.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Isaac dropped the goblet he was about to drain, and fell upon his knees.Leila, Complete
Isaac knew the temperature of his frames to the twentieth part of a degree.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
- an Old Testament patriarch, the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 17; 21–27)
Word Origin and History for isaac
masc. proper name, name of a biblical patriarch, from Late Latin, from Greek Isaak, from Hebrew Yitzhaq, literally "he laughs," imperf. of tzahaq "he laughed."