noun, (often initial capital letters)
the Israelites. Ex. 19.
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews
A term applied to the Jews. According to the Old Testament, God chose the descendants of Abraham through the line of Isaac and Jacob — the ancestors of today’s Jews — as the people through whom he would reveal himself to the world. God therefore freed them from slavery in Egypt and led them into the Promised Land.
[shaw-zeez-muh] /ʃɔˈziz mə/ noun 1. a writing style in which plot and characterization are de-emphasized and people, events, and setting are recorded as though seen by the author through the lens of a camera.
noun 1. (in tennis, cricket, etc.) a stroke made with a sharp downward movement of the racket, bat, etc., imparting a backspin to the ball.
[chop-stiks] /ˈtʃɒpˌstɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. a harmonically and melodically simple waltz for piano played typically with the forefinger of each hand and sometimes having an accompanying part for a second player. [chop-stik] /ˈtʃɒpˌstɪk/ noun 1. one of a pair of thin, tapered sticks, often of wood or ivory, held in one […]
[chop-stik] /ˈtʃɒpˌstɪk/ noun 1. one of a pair of thin, tapered sticks, often of wood or ivory, held in one hand between the thumb and fingers and used chiefly in China, Japan, and other Asian countries for lifting food to the mouth. n. also chop-stick, 1690s, sailors’ partial translation of Chinese k’wai tse, variously given […]