Noah's Ark

Origin of Noah's Ark

First recorded in 1605–15

Noah

[noh-uh]
noun
  1. the patriarch who built a ship (Noah's Ark) in which he, his family, and animals of every species survived the Flood. Gen. 5–9.
  2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “rest.”
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British Dictionary definitions for noah's ark

noah

noun
  1. Australian a shark

Word Origin for noah

from Australian rhyming slang Noah's Ark

Noah

noun
  1. Old Testament a Hebrew patriarch, who saved himself, his family, and specimens of each species of animal and bird from the Flood by building a ship (Noah's Ark) in which they all survived (Genesis 6–8)
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Word Origin and History for noah's ark

Noah

masc. proper name, from Hebrew Noah, literally "rest." Phrase Noah's ark attested from 1610s. The adjective Noachian, in reference to the flood legend, is from 1670s.

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