[ shad-rak, shey-drak ]

  1. a companion of Daniel who, with Meshach and Abednego, was thrown into the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar and came out unharmed. Daniel 3:12–30.

Origin of Shadrach

From Late Latin Sedrac, from Greek Sedrách, from Hebrew Shadrakh, a Babylonian name of uncertain origin

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How to use Shadrach in a sentence

  • It was the honorable Judge now on the distinguished bench who tried men for the rescue of Shadrach.

  • Then came the examination and "trial" of the Shadrach Rescuers in February and the following months.

  • Two others are shown as belonging to Shadrach and Meshech; that of the third of the famous trio has been lost.

    War in the Garden of Eden | Kermit Roosevelt
  • Captain Shadrach's bald spot blazed a fiery red and he glared about him helplessly.

    Mary-'Gusta | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Captain Shadrach Gould mopped his face with a handkerchief and stood, because there was nowhere for him to sit.

    Mary-'Gusta | Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for Shadrach


/ (ˈʃædræk, ˈʃeɪ-) /

  1. Old Testament one of Daniel's three companions, who, together with Meshach and Abednego, was miraculously saved from destruction in Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace (Daniel 3:12–30)

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