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

  • A biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
  • n. An extremely old man.

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  • proper n. The oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, having reportedly lived 969 years.
  • proper n. Any person or thing that has lived to a very old age.

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

  • n. (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
  • n. a man who is very old


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