Zachariah

[zak-uh-rahy-uh]
noun
  1. the father of John the Baptist. Luke 1:5.
  2. a man referred to as a martyr by Jesus. Matt. 23:35; Luke 11:51.
  3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is renowned.”
Also Zacharias, Zachary (for defs 1, 2).
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Contemporary Examples of zachariah

  • Zachariah was a high-dollar fundraiser for George W. Bush and was cleared last year of federal insider-trading charges.

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    March 26, 2011

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Word Origin and History for zachariah

Zachariah

masc. proper name, Late Latin Zacharias, from Greek Zakharias, from Hebrew Zekharyahu, literally "the Lord has remembered," from zakhar "he remembered."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper