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[an-droo] /ˈæn dru/
one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. Mark 3:18; John 1:40–42.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “manly.”. Unabridged
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  • Prince Andrew followed her with a courteous but sad expression.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • "I've been saying as much myself this five years," said Andrew.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • "Yes, if you put it like that it's quite a different matter," said Prince Andrew.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • I'll tell you what I'll do, Andrew: I'll compromise with you.

  • It was her response to Andrew McLean's greeting that evening.

    The Fortieth Door Mary Hastings Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for Andrew


(New Testament) Saint. one of the twelve apostles of Jesus; the brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland. Feast day: Nov 30
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Andrew

masc. proper name, from Old French Andreu (Modern French André), from Latin Andreas, from Greek Andreas, from andreios "manly," from aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-). Andrew Millar (1590s) for some forgotten reason became English naval slang for "government authority," and especially "the Royal Navy." St. Andrew (feast day Nov. 30) has long been regarded as patron saint of Scotland. The Andrew's cross (c.1400) supposedly resembles the one St. Andrew was crucified on.

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

manliness, a Greek name; one of the apostles of our Lord. He was of Bethsaida in Galilee (John 1:44), and was the brother of Simon Peter (Matt. 4:18; 10:2). On one occasion John the Baptist, whose disciple he then was, pointing to Jesus, said, "Behold the Lamb of God" (John 1:40); and Andrew, hearing him, immediately became a follower of Jesus, the first of his disciples. After he had been led to recognize Jesus as the Messiah, his first care was to bring also his brother Simon to Jesus. The two brothers seem to have after this pursued for a while their usual calling as fishermen, and did not become the stated attendants of the Lord till after John's imprisonment (Matt. 4:18, 19; Mark 1:16, 17). Very little is related of Andrew. He was one of the confidential disciples (John 6:8; 12:22), and with Peter, James, and John inquired of our Lord privately regarding his future coming (Mark 13:3). He was present at the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:9), and he introduced the Greeks who desired to see Jesus (John 12:22); but of his subsequent history little is known. It is noteworthy that Andrew thrice brings others to Christ, (1) Peter; (2) the lad with the loaves; and (3) certain Greeks. These incidents may be regarded as a key to his character.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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