Matthew

[math-yoo]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. the first Gospel. Abbreviation: Matt.
  3. a male given name.
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Historical Examples of matthew

  • I wonder, now, could we persuade Matthew to send in his resignation.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Your Uncle Matthew never said one word to me the whole road home.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Uncle Matthew rose from the table and came towards Mrs. MacDermott.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "You may well ask him," she said before Uncle Matthew could answer.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Always love your Uncle Matthew whatever you do or whatever happens.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine


British Dictionary definitions for matthew

Matthew

noun New Testament
  1. 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
  2. the first Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him
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Word Origin and History for matthew

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.

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