[ zak-uh-rahy-uh ]

  1. the father of John the Baptist. Luke 1:5.

  2. a man referred to as a martyr by Jesus. Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51.

  1. a male given name.

Origin of Zachariah

From Late Latin Zacharīas, from Greek Zacharī́as, from Hebrew Zəkharyāh “God has remembered”; cf. Zechariah

Words Nearby Zachariah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Zachariah in a sentence

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

    Romney's Big-Money Donors | Shushannah Walshe | March 26, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • This sale is worthy of note, for the auctioneer was Zachariah Bourne, and not Cooper, as in the two former cases.

    Prices of Books | Henry B. Wheatley
  • A bow-shot from thence, to the south, is the church where St. James and Zachariah the prophet were buried.

  • Mr. Zachariah Blemish held his head very high indeed that afternoon, for he did not owe a shilling in the world.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • And Mr. Zachariah Blemish moved amongst his fellow-men, with his usual affability.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • He even brought witnesses, who affirmed having seen Zachariah give the stone in their presence to the wife of Achior.