[ nim-rod ]
/ ˈnɪm rɒd /
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the great-grandson of Noah: noted as a great hunter. Genesis 10:8–10.
(sometimes lowercase) a person expert in or devoted to hunting: Our two best archers are aptly nicknamed the Nimrod twins.
(lowercase)Slang. a foolish or inept person; doofus: What an annoying nimrod he turned out to be.
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Origin of Nimrod
Ultimately from Hebrew Nimrōdh, of uncertain origin and meaning
OTHER WORDS FROM NimrodNim·rod·i·an, Nim·rod·ic, Nim·rod·i·cal, adjective
Words nearby Nimrod
Nimitz, Nimitz, Admiral Chester, nimonic alloy, n'importe, nimps, Nimrod, Nimrud, nim tree, Nimwegen, Nimzowitsch, Nin
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How to use Nimrod in a sentence
In times of contemplation, that can mean Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber or Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod,” compositions with a plangent feel.For Memorial Day, the U.S. Army Field Band evokes feelings of love and loss|John Kelly|May 30, 2021|Washington Post
But Dar-Nimrod makes a pretty convincing case that pinning down the precise meaning of cool is actually important.The New Cool: Can Coolness Be Studied Like a Science?|Jesse Singal|June 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Cæsar got to be a great hero in the sheep-killing business—a perfect Nimrod of a dog.Mike Marble|Uncle Frank
Nembrot, Nimrod; so that his toures hye refers to the tower of Babel.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Contrast with these descriptions the lines in which Dante has described the gigantic spectre of Nimrod.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
By the beard of Nimrod, he should be better served than any of us his descendants, who must needs feed the hungry swarming brood.
By the beard of Nimrod, I will take better order with these golden guards of mine!
British Dictionary definitions for Nimrod
/ (ˈnɪmrɒd) /
Old Testament a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8–9)Douay spelling: Nemrod
a person who is dedicated to or skilled in hunting
Derived forms of NimrodNimrodian or Nimrodic, adjective
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