Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the New Testament, the brother of Mary and Martha.
  • Lazarus, Emma 1849-1887. American writer. Her poem "The New Colossus” is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty in Upper New York Bay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A man, the brother of Mary and Martha, brought back to life by Jesus after being in the tomb for four days.
  • proper n. A beggar in a parable told by Jesus Christ.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • v. To rescue a dying person.
  • v. To raise from the dead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar
  • n. the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Via Late Latin Lazarus, from Ancient Greek Λάζαρος (Lazaros), the New Testament Greek form of Secunda Hebrew אלעזר (ʼElʻāzār), literally “El has helped”; see Eleazar.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.