[ zek-uh-rahy-uh ]
/ ˌzɛk əˈraɪ ə /


a Minor Prophet of the 6th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Zech, Zc
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British Dictionary definitions for zechariah

/ (ˌzɛkəˈraɪə) /


Old Testament
  1. a Hebrew prophet of the late 6th century bc
  2. the book containing his oracles, which are chiefly concerned with the renewal of Israel after the exile as a national, religious, and messianic community with the restored Temple and rebuilt Jerusalem as its centreDouay spelling: Zacharias
a variant spelling of ZachariahSee Zacharias
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