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GENESIS (geneses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Genesis mean? 

GENESIS (noun)
  The noun GENESIS has 2 senses:

1. a coming into being
2. the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers

  Familiarity information: GENESIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENESIS (noun)


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Meaning:

A coming into being

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

genesis; generation

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

beginning (the event consisting of the start of something)


Sense 2Genesis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Book of Genesis; Genesis

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

Domain member category:

Babel; Tower of Babel ((Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another)

Holonyms ("Genesis" 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)

Laws; Pentateuch; Torah (the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit)


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