- one of the four Evangelists, a customs collector from Capernaum, summoned to be one of the 12 apostles: originally called Levi. Matt. 9:9–13.
- the first Gospel. Abbreviation: Matt.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for matthew
We have Matthew Rhys from The Americans as a Welsh separatist.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
In October, he traveled to Denver with Fry to support his work with LGBT rights organization The Matthew Sheppard Foundation.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)
January 6, 2015
Historian Matthew Avery Sutton, however, wants you to think of something else: the End Times.The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault
January 4, 2015
Sybil is dead, as is Matthew; Gregson is missing with dark hints about his fate.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
January 2, 2015
Matthew Fenner claims members of the North Carolina-based The Word of Faith Fellowship subjected him to a brutal attack.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
I wonder, now, could we persuade Matthew to send in his resignation.
"You may well ask him," she said before Uncle Matthew could answer.
"Your Uncle Matthew was terribly upset by it," he said, reverting to the play.
Uncle Matthew had spoken so sadly and so longingly that John had deeply pitied him.
"You'd meet the like of them any minute of the day in London," said Uncle Matthew.
- Saint Matthew or Levi a tax collector of Capernaum called by Christ to be one of the 12 apostles (Matthew 9:9–13; 10:3). Feast day: Sept 21 or Nov 16
- the first Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him
Word Origin and History for matthew
masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old French Mathieu, from Late Latin Matthaeus, from Greek Matthaios, contraction of Mattathias, from Hebrew Mattathyah "gift of Jehovah," from mattath "gift." Variant Matthias is from the Greek version.