a book of the Apocrypha, constituting the 13th chapter of Daniel in the Douay Bible.
Also Su·san·nah. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “lily.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of susanna

Historical Examples of susanna

  • You want me to ask—to ask Elviry and Susanna and them to come in here?

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Seems to me they told me that Susanna's name was Samuels afore she married Brackett.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Susanna Brackett, why don't you or the rest tell me what she's sayin'?

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • You don't suppose I'd be as excited as all this over a letter from Susanna Wixon, do you?

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Susanna was less strong than Sarah and less amiable than Amelia.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for susanna


noun Apocrypha

the wife of Joachim, who was condemned to death for adultery because of a false accusation, but saved by Daniel's sagacity
the book of the Apocrypha containing this story
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for susanna


fem. proper name, from Latin Susanna, from Greek Sousana, from Hebrew Shoshannah, literally "a lily." One of the women that attended Jesus in his journeys.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper