- a Major Prophet of the 6th and 7th centuries b.c.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Jer.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is high.”
Examples from the Web for jeremiah
Among African Americans, the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Jeremiah Wright cannot do it.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
If she wants voters to believe and trust in her, she must court favor with the local pastor, Jeremiah.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
Jeremiah has written numerous books and credited Small in at least two of them for his marketing genius.How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List
November 16, 2014
Can you imagine someone naming a street after Jeremiah in his own time?Yeshayahu Leibowitz Is Not The Name Of A Street
April 18, 2013
One of them, Jeremiah McKay, 35, was pronounced dead at the hospital.How Christopher Dorner Went Down
February 14, 2013
It may be feared that the letter met with the fate of Jeremiah's roll.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
My husband, Jeremiah Flintwinch, can conquer even your mother.
Jeremiah, the captain deserts the ship, but you and I will sink or float with it.'
If she had had any doubt which was her own Jeremiah, it would have been resolved by his impatience.
It seemed to her that she awoke after sleeping some hours, and found Jeremiah not yet abed.
- Old Testament
- a major prophet of Judah from about 626 to 587 bc
- the book containing his oracles
- a person who habitually prophesies doom or denounces contemporary society
Word Origin and History for jeremiah
masc. proper name, Old Testament prophet (see jeremiad) who flourished c.626-586 B.C.E., from Late Latin Jeremias, from Hebrew Yirmeyah, probably literally "may Jehovah exalt," but Klein suggests it also might be short for Yirmeyahu "the Lord casts, the Lord founds," and compares the first element in Jerusalem. The vernacular form in English was Jeremy.