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

  • In the Bible, the patriarch who was chosen by God to build an ark, in which he, his family, and a pair of every animal were saved from the Flood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A character in Abrahamic religions who built an ark to save his family and members of each species of animal from the Great Flood.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • n. Short for Noah's ark; shark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A patriarch of Biblical history, in the time of the Deluge.

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

  • n. the Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis

Etymologies

Classical Hebrew Noah or Noach (Hebrew: נוֹחַ or נֹחַ, Standard Nóaḥ Tiberian Nōªḥ; Arabic: نوح (Nūḥ) "Rest"). (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation of Australian rhyming slang Noah's ark ("shark"). (Wiktionary)

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