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DANIEL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Daniel mean? 

DANIEL (noun)
  The noun DANIEL has 3 senses:

1. (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)
2. a wise and upright judge
3. an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar

  Familiarity information: DANIEL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DANIEL (noun)


Sense 1Daniel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

prophet (someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God)

Domain category:

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)


Sense 2Daniel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wise and upright judge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

a Daniel come to judgment

Hypernyms ("Daniel" is a kind of...):

judge; jurist; justice; magistrate (a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice)


Sense 3Daniel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Book of Daniel; Book of the Prophet Daniel; Daniel

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

Holonyms ("Daniel" is a part of...):

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)

Hagiographa; Ketubim; Writings (the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures)


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