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[jood] /dʒud/
a book of the New Testament.
the author of this book, sometimes identified with Judas, the brother of James.
Judas (def 3).
a male given name, form of Judd or Judah. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Sounder and Jude both began to bark on a cliff; however, as we could find no tracks in the dust we called them off.

  • Page 231, line 11, for Jude read Inde: for ferucat read ferueat.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • His sinister countenance was watched with terrible constancy by Jude.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • Jude is psychologically gruesome, no doubt; but not absolutely indefensible.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
  • I confess to having been startled once or twice, but never in a wholly disagreeable fashion—never as 'Jude the Obscure' startled.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for Jude


a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Jude)
Saint Jude, Judas, the author of this, stated to be the brother of James (Jude 1) and almost certainly identical with Thaddaeus (Matthew 10:2–4). Feast day: Oct 28 or June 19
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Jude

masc. proper name, Hellenized form of Judah (q.v.), maintained in the Bible for the names of two disciples of Christ, to distinguish them from Judas (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Jude in the Bible

= Judas. Among the apostles there were two who bore this name, (1) Judas (Jude 1:1; Matt. 13:55; John 14:22; Acts 1:13), called also Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18); and (2) Judas Iscariot (Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:19). He who is called "the brother of James" (Luke 6:16), may be the same with the Judas surnamed Lebbaeus. The only thing recorded regarding him is in John 14:22.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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