- a Minor Prophet who, for his impiety, was thrown overboard from his ship and swallowed by a large fish, remaining in its belly for three days before being cast up onto the shore unharmed.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name.
- any person or thing regarded as bringing bad luck.
- Also Jo·nas [joh-nuh s] /ˈdʒoʊ nəs/. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dove.”
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Contemporary Examples of jonas
Now Nick Jonas, freshly 22 years old and leaving his days as a mommy-approved Jonas Brothers crooner behind, is following suit.
“[She] said that at one point I was too heavy, that I was crushing her,” Jonas says.
Following in those shrewd, shirtless footsteps, perhaps one day Jonas will be peed on by Nicole Kidman, too.
All that, and, Jonas tells me, “overall I thought it was just really badass.”
The Giver, in a pivotal moment, tells Jonas that releasing is actually a form of euthanizing.Why 'The Giver' Movie Will Disappoint the Book's Fans
August 15, 2014
Historical Examples of jonas
Jonas looked hard at his waistcoat and jewels; and said 'Rather, ecod!'
I understand all about paid-up capitals, you know,' said Jonas.
I never understood that he was at all blind,' said Jonas, carelessly.
Ecod then he'd no right to say so,' cried Jonas, interrupting. '
If Mr Jonas didn't care for you, how could you wish to have him?'
- Old Testament
- a Hebrew prophet who, having been thrown overboard from a ship in which he was fleeing from God, was swallowed by a great fish and vomited onto dry land
- the book in which his adventures are recounted
- a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him; a jinx
masc. proper name, from Late Latin Jonas, from Greek Ionas, from Hebrew yonah "dove, pigeon" (cf. Jonah).
masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Yonah, literally "dove, pigeon."