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[huh-bak-uh k, hab-uh-kuhk, -koo k] /həˈbæk ək, ˈhæb əˌkʌk, -ˌkʊk/
a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Hab.
Also, Douay Bible, Habacuc. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for Habakkuk
Historical Examples
  • Ezekiel and Habakkuk have carried off his sixteen stone at last!

  • He wouldn't have preferred Habakkuk, but he would have done Habakkuk justice from the beginning.

  • "It's all as plain as the nose on your face," said Habakkuk.

    Wyoming Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • The statues of Daniel and Habakkuk were executed by Bernini.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • He bounded to his feet, as if the angel of Habakkuk had taken him by the hair.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Habakkuk asked her to do so, but she refused so pointedly that he did not repeat the request.

    Wyoming Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • The Prophet Habakkuk evidently considered the cavalry of the Babylonians to be their most formidable arm.

  • Stalker—who had surveyed the passage—Habakkuk, and I, navigated the raft.

  • The speaker said that the races of whom Mr. Habakkuk was a specimen, were in all probability the lost ten tribes of Israel.

    Erewhon Samuel Butler
  • Respecting Habakkuk's personal history we have no information.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
British Dictionary definitions for Habakkuk


noun (Old Testament)
a Hebrew prophet
the book containing his oracles and canticle
Douay spelling Habacuc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Habakkuk in the Bible

embrace, the eighth of the twelve minor prophets. Of his personal history we have no reliable information. He was probably a member of the Levitical choir. He was contemporary with Jeremiah and Zephaniah.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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