from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. God, especially in Christian translations of the Hebrew Scriptures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The personal name of God in the Hebrew Scriptures; in Hebrew, יהוה (YHVH)
- n. A Jehovah's Witness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Scripture name of the Supreme Being, by which he was revealed to the Jews as their covenant God or Sovereign of the theocracy; the “ineffable name” of the Supreme Being, which was not pronounced by the Jews.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Old Testament, one of the names of God as the deity of the Hebrews: in the English version usually translated, or rather represented, by “the LORD.” See etymology.
- n. In modern Christian use, God.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH
- n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
Blend of the letters of the Tetragrammaton and, with modification, the vowels of Adonai.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Transliteration of Hebrew יְהֹוָה, the Masoretic vocalization of the Biblical Hebrew יהוה. The Masoretic vocalization is a so-called qeri perpetuum, the deliberate insertion of the vowels of another word than the one represented by the consonant text, in this case "adonai" (אדני) "my lord". (Wiktionary)